Public Art at the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus

If it is too cold outside, then visit the amazing art work in the tunnels at Tunnel Vision(s).

classmates 001Hi! I am Liv Valmestad the Art Librarian ( A librarian with an iPhone | UM Today – Your Source for …) and I have documented some of the public art at the University of Manitoba campus. Under the <Artist Tabs> you will find an image, information about the artist and artwork, additional links to further research information and sometimes even interviews with the artist! Many of the artists can be found fresh-faced in this picture to the left from 1953! View the Public Art Google Earth Map and go on a virtual tour, or print off map and take a walking tour with your smartphone! Immense credit should be given to Dennis Wilkinson, who was the landscape architect for the University of Manitoba campus in the 1960s and was responsible for planning and siting many of the campus’ sculpture.

Another aspect of the project are the QR codes located by the artworks. using your smartphone, download a QR code scanning app and scan the QR code. It will display the web pages found at this site loaded with lots of information about the artist and artwork. Note: The web site will provide a link to the image, as it will not be necessary to download an image file when you are standing in front of the artwork!

If you have any more information on the pieces, please leave me a comment.
Enjoy!
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