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New Sculptures to be Featured on Campus

Generation Slaps Sculpture Generation Slaps by Matt Miller is one of the current sculptures in USD's Sculpture Walk.

Beautifying the campus with high quality artwork, USD will bring seven new sculptures to campus on August 14 as part of the university’s SculptureWalk. The successful collaboration between USD and SculptureWalk Sioux Falls calls on international artists in order to showcase their sculptures in Sioux Falls and on USD’s campus.

Laura McNaughton, Executive Administrative Assistant to President Abbott, and Larry Schou, Dean of Fine Arts, work with Jim Clark, Director of SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, in selecting the best pieces for location on campus. In addition, USD will also be working with the city by installing four new sculptures to be located in downtown Vermillion. USD hopes people will enjoy walking the campus to see the sculptures in their specific locations. The USD Sculpture Walk was created at the request of President James W. Abbott in 2012.

New sculptures on USD’s campus:

  • “The Division” by Ivan Schlutz to be located by the west side of MUC between the MUC and ID Weeks library 
  • “Pagean Apples” by Chris Kilbane to be by the Wellness Center
  • “The Thinker” by Serge Mozhnevsky to be by the Arts and Science building
  • “Geometry of Space” by David Skora to be located by the School of Medicine
  • “For Long Distances” by Nathan Pierce to be located by the Belbas Center
  • “Dove Spirit” by David Turner to be located between ID Weeks and School of Education
  • “Fulcrum” by Dan Perry to be located by the School of Business

New Sculptures to Downtown Vermillion:

  • “Festival of Friends” by Shawn Morin to be located on the corner of Main Street and Center Street
  • “Moon Dance” by Ivan Schlutz to be located on the corner of Church Street and Main Street
  • “Back Channel” by Dan Perry to be located in front of the Edith Siegrist Public Library
  • “Device #2” by Nathan Pierce to be located on the Platz area


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News