The adjacent G.H. Cook and Douglass Campuses are home to facilities for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Douglass Residential College, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Sculpture on these campuses gives a nod to the natural world, women’s leadership, the arts and sciences, and the performing arts. Download the PDF.
G.H. Cook/Douglass Campus Sculpture Tour
Chair for Looking at Manhattan Island (1983), Michel Gerard
Situated under the branches of a mature Kwanzan cherry tree and a horse chestnut tree, the towering Chair for Looking at Manhattan Island commands Antilles Field, facing toward New York City.
Sundial (1927), Paul Rudin
The oldest sculpture at Rutgers, the charming Sundial by Paul Rudin has stood behind College Hall since 1927.
Brick Dome (1973), (Vera) Jackie Winsor
Artist Jackie Winsor, a Mason Gross Class of 1967 alumna who is famous for her geometric sculpture, created the Brick Dome that now rests outside of Mabel Smith Douglass Library. Campus: G.H. Cook/Douglass.
Players (1981), Steven Feren
Originally part of his M.F.A. thesis, artist Steven Feren conceived Players as a composition of two-dimensional pieces interacting with each other to form a three-dimensional whole. The sculpture stands in a small field outside the Art History Hall.
The Miraculating Machine in the Garden (1982), Alice Aycock
The whimsical and complex device integrated into an environment of trees and greenery is Alice Aycock’s The Miraculating Machine in the Garden. The work can be found on the north side of Mabel Smith Douglass Library.
The Four Arts (2002), John Goodyear
The Four Arts in Bettenbender Plaza acknowledges each of the four disciplines that comprise the Mason Gross School of the Arts: dance, music, theater arts, and visual arts.
Spiral Field (1993), Charles Fahlen
Spiral Field by artist Charles Fahlen is a framework for viewing the landscaping in the Foran Stewardship Courtyard.
Current (1994), Clyde Lynds
Artist Clyde Lynds used fiber optic technology to illuminate the marine organisms in his sculpture Current. Located in front of the Marine Sciences Building, this sculpture comes to life at night.
Rising (2000), Scott Ernst
The Rising patio mosaic by artist and Rutgers alumnus Scott Ernst welcomes visitors to the Cook Student Center. An image of a boldly colored winged creature occupies the outdoor floor space. In 2010, a memorial plaque was erected next to the patio to honor alumni who have passed away.