“The Case for Public Sculpture, an in-depth look at CWRU’s outdoor sculpture”

Join student John Paul Peralta as he leads a tour of the Putnam Collection sculptures around the Case Western Reserve University campus. He will present “The Case for Public Sculpture, an in-depth look at CWRU’s outdoor sculpture” Sunday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 24, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Photo of the sculpture "Start"

David E. Davis’ “Start”

This event is organized by The Sculpture Center, an arts institution dedicated to advancing the careers of emerging sculptors of Ohio and its greater region and the preservation of Ohio outdoor public sculpture.

The tour begins at The Sculpture Center founder David E. Davis’ large abstract sculpture Start, located on Juniper Road in the North Residential Village. It will wind along Juniper Road, past the School of Law, across Bellflower Road, toward the Kelvin Smith Library Oval and across Adelbert Road to conclude at the Veale Athletic Center.

Peralta is an Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory summer ARTS Intern at The Sculpture Center and junior studying art history, theater and French.

He will lead a detailed narrative tour of the works by such artists as Phillip Johnson, Keith Haring, Tony Smith, and Ronald Bladen and William McVey. Peralta also will discuss some of the conservation issues that public art faces today.

This event is free and open to the public.

To RSVP, email Peralta at jp@sculpturecenter.org and include the number of people attending and the specific date of attendance (Sept. 17 or 24).

Call The Sculpture Center at 216.229.6527 with other questions.