The expansive Livingston Campus, the youngest and largest of Rutgers–New Brunswick’s five campuses, is home to many first-year students. The sculpture found here expresses a forward-looking personality, an academic feel, and a delightful eccentricity. Download the PDF.
Livingston Campus Sculpture Tour
Education Is an Open Book (1987), Melvin Edwards
Displayed outside of the James Dickson Carr Library, the towering Education Is an Open Book reminds students of the opportunities available through education.
Don Quixote (1976), Nikolai Silis
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Igor Gomberg and installed in 2012, Don Quixote with a Flower is the creation of Russian sculptor Nikolai Silis. In this abstract copper work located near the entrance to the James Dickson Carr Library, Don Quixote sits in a relaxed position as he examines a flower.
Calligraph KC III (1968), Herbert Ferber
Moved from its original home outside of Brower Commons on the College Avenue Campus, Calligraph KC III, an abstract copper “K” and “C” configuration, now stands proudly in the fountain area outside of Lucy Stone Hall.
Zhu’s Helper (2012), Gary Kuehn
This sculpture by artist and Rutgers professor Gary Kuehn was built by four undergraduate visual arts students in the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Situated outside the Livingston Sculpture Arts Building, the work is a nod to Zhu Rong, a Chinese mythological god who is said to be responsible for separating the sky and earth.
Finding a Way in This World (2002), Roger Borg
A steel casting of a beech tree limb felled in a storm, this work, located near the Visual Arts Building, was created by Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts alumnus Roger Borg to be “a visualization of the many interactions, events, circumstances, and choices made in life.”
Untitled (1973) by “People’s Painters”
Painted by “People’s Painters”—a largely student-run group established under the guidance of professor James Cockcroft and his wife, Eva Cockcroft, a noted muralist—this mural, near the intersection of Road 1 and County Rd 3, celebrates the idea of “Strength through Diversity.”