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Art on Campus Collection
The Elizabeth and Bryon Anderson Sculpture Garden is located by the Christian Petersen Art Museum at historic Morrill Hall. The sculpture garden design incorporates changing exhibitions of sculpture, a gathering arena, and sidewalks and pathways. Planted with perennials, ground cover, shrubs, and flowering trees, the landscape design provides a distinctive setting for important twentieth and twenty-first century sculpture, primarily American.
The sculpture garden is adjacent to Iowa State’s 22-acre central campus. Iowa State’s first president Adonijah Welch (1821-1889; President 1868-83) envisioned a picturesque campus with a winding road encircling the college’s majestic buildings, vast lawns of green grass, and many varieties of trees sprinkled throughout to provide shade, shrubbery and flowers for fragrance. Today the central lawn continues to be an iconic place for all Iowa Staters, and, in 1999 Iowa State became nationally acclaimed by the American Society of Landscape Architects as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. The new Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden further enhances the beauty of Iowa State.
King, William; Pohlman, Lynette; Cohen, David; and Iowa State University Museums, "Realitès: The Lyric Sculpture of William King" (2010). University Museums Exhibition Guides. 4.