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Campus Sculptures

The University of Kansas Lawrence campus is enlivened by sculptures that form a unique and diverse body of artwork. Many of the sculptures are in the Spencer’s collection, while others belong to University institutions. You can learn more about these sculptures with an audio tour featured on the Spencer’s mobile app.


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The Kansas Jayhawk by Peter M. Fillerup

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Peter M. Fillerup
The Kansas Jayhawk, 1983
bronze, 4 ft 6 in.
T2015.102

John and Virginia Walsh Eulich of Dallas, both 1951 alumni, commissioned this version of the Jayhawk for the Adams Alumni Center, 13th Street and Oread Avenue.

Located in front of the Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread Ave.


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Moses by Elden C. Tefft

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Elden C. Tefft
Moses, 1982
bronze, 10 ft
T2015.103

Gift of Corinne Wooten Miller of Tonganoxie in memory of her husband, Charles E. Miller

Located in front of Smith Hall, 1300 Oread Ave.


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Classic Jayhawk by Katie Kring

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Katie Kring
Classic Jayhawk, 2003
molded fiberglass, 5 ft
T2015.104

Created as part of “Jayhawks on Parade,” a five-month exhibition by the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau

Located in front of the Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.


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Water Carrier by Craig Dan Goseyun

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Craig Dan Goseyun
Water Carrier, 1994
bronze, 96 × 36 in.
2009.0106

Gift of Clarence J. and Hazel M. Beck of Rye, N.H. to the University of Kansas to commemorate the 1994 centennial of Spooner Hall

Located in front of Spooner Hall, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd.


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Uncle Jimmy Green (Dean James Wood Green) by Daniel Chester French

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Daniel Chester French
Uncle Jimmy Green (Dean James Wood Green), 1924
bronze, 7 ft 7 in.
T2011.083

Gift of the members of the Green Memorial Association

Located in front of Lippincott Hall, 1410 Jayhawk Blvd.


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Prairie Formation by Jim Bass

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Jim Bass
Prairie Formation, 1981
bronze, 7 ft 2 in.
T2015.105

Donated by the Pi Deuteron chapter of Phi Gamma Delta to commemorate its centennial May 2, 1981

Located east of Watson Library, 1425 Jayhawk Blvd.


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The Pioneer by Frederick C. Hibbard

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Frederick C. Hibbard
The Pioneer, purchased in 1904
bronze, 5 ft 11 1/4 in.
T2015.106

Gift of Simeon B. Bell of Wyandotte County, Kansas

Located between Blake Hall, 1541 Lilac Ln, and Fraser Hall, 1415 Jayhawk Blvd.


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Jayhawk, Academic Jay by Elden C. Tefft

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Elden C. Tefft
Jayhawk, Academic Jay, cast 1958
bronze, 4 ft 2 in.
T2015.107

Located in front of Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd.

 


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Korean Cranes Rising (Korean War Memorial) by Jon Havener

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Jon Havener
Korean Cranes Rising (Korean War Memorial), 2005
copper, 7 ft
T2015.108

Located on Memorial Dr., directly northeast across Memorial Dr. and Jayhawk Blvd. from Marvin Hall, 1465 Jayhawk Blvd.


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Interstate 70 by Richard Hollander

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Richard Hollander
Interstate 70, 1970
steel, welding, paint, 62 × 58 1/4 × 259 1/16 in
1982.0094

Located in Marvin Grove, west of the Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.


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Untitled by James Rosati

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James Rosati
Untitled, 1980
COR-TEN steel, 154 1/8 × 57 × 28 in
1980.0047

Museum purchase: Price and Flora Reid Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts

Located in front of the Spencer Museum of Art, south end, 1301 Mississippi St.


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Seventh Decade Garden IX–X by Louise Nevelson

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Louise Nevelson
Seventh Decade Garden IX–X, 1971
aluminum, paint, 96 in.
1983.0028

Museum purchase: Reid Foundation, Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund, Kansas University Endowment Association, National Endowment for the Arts

Located in front of the Spencer Museum of Art, north end, 1301 Mississippi St.


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Tai Chi Figure by Ju Ming

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Ju Ming
Tai Chi Figure, 1985
bronze, casting, welding, 122 1/16 × 196 7/8 in
1987.0182

Museum purchase: Barbara Benton Wescoe Fund in memory of Judge William M. Benton

Located on the east lawn of Green Hall, 1535 W. 15th St.


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Statue of Phog Allen by Kwan Wu

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Kwan Wu
Statue of Phog Allen, 1997
Bronze, 8 ft 8 in.
T2015.109

Phog Allen Memorial Foundation

Located in front of the Booth Family Hall of Athletics on the east face of Allen Fieldhouse, 1651 Naismith Dr.


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Salina Piece by Dale Eldred

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Dale Eldred
Salina Piece, 1969
COR-TEN steel, asphaltum paint, 35 × 24 × 34 ft
1981.0005

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Simpson

Located in front of Youngberg Hall on West Campus, 2385 Irving Hill Rd.