G.H. Cook/Douglass Campus Sculpture Tour

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.

Chair for Looking at Manhattan Island (1983), Michel Gerard

Chair for Looking at Manhattan Island

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.

Photo: Zainab Miller

Sundial (1927), Paul Rudin


The oldest sculpture at Rutgers, the charming Sundial by Paul Rudin has stood behind College Hall since 1927.

Photo: Zainab Miller

Brick Dome (1973), (Vera) Jackie Winsor

Brick Dome

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.

Photo: Nick Romanenko

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.

Photo: Nick Romanenko

The Miraculating Machine in the Garden (1982), Alice Aycock

The Miraculating Machine in the Garden

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.

Photo: Nick Romanenko

The Four Arts (2002), John Goodyear

The Four Arts

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 art & design.

Photo: Zainab Miller

Spiral Field (1993), Charles Fahlen

Spiral Field

Spiral Field by artist Charles Fahlen is a framework for viewing the landscaping in the Foran Stewardship Courtyard.

Photo: Zainab Miller

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.

Photo: Nick Romanenko

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.

Photo: Nick Romanenko