The Self-Guided Sculpture Walking Tour Brochure is available at the front desk of the Stark Galleries and the Forsyth Galleries. Below are a few samples of the sculptures on our campus walking tour.
Lawrence Ludtke (1929-2007) and Veryl Goodnight (b. 1947)
This sculpture of a boy and his dog was presented to the University by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hiram Moore in memory of their son, Stephen. The title is derived from an academic class listing in the College of Architecture.
Lawrence Sullivan Ross
Pompeo Coppini (1870-1957)
This sculpture, nicknamed “Sully” by the students, is one of the most revered works on campus. Students often place pennies at Sully’s feet for good luck on exams. Lawrence Sullivan Ross was a governor of the State of Texas and the third President of the then A&M College.
Hans Van de Bovenkamp (b. 1938)
The result of the first ever nationwide sculpture commission competition at Texas A&M, this piece includes two basic elements: the ring and the wave. According to the artist, the ring embodies stability or centering, while the wave provides a sense of endlessness and flux. Menos is the Greek word for spirit.
The university is seeking to establish a maintenance fund to better care for its sculpture collection. Contact us if you would like to donate to the sculpture fund!
For more information on how you can support this program, contact the Texas A&M University Art Galleries: 979.845.8501