Category: Faculty News

Sullivan baluster goes Kiev, Ukraine

Sullivan baluster goes Kiev, Ukraine

A piece of the Sullivan collection from SIUE was sent to Kiev, Ukraine this summer. It was sent as part of the Art in Embassies program. The program sends art overseas at the request of the U.S. State Department.
The U.S. ambassador to Ukraine thanks SIUE for the art loan.
The Art in Embassies program is designed to […]

Touchable art? Here?

Touchable art? Here?

Few people know that some art is also designed to be touched and examined. SIUE houses one of these experiential art pieces. The pedestal style art stands inside Rendleman Hall near the southwest entrance. The sculptor is Terence Karpowicz, of Chicago, Ill.
Karpowicz's 'Passage of Time' in motion.
The piece was purchased with money from a grant from […]

Sullivan Collection Represents

Sullivan Collection Represents

A tellers wicket in cast bronze from the National Farmers Bank from 1907.
A baluster in cast bronze from the Schlesinger and Mayer store from 1899.
Throughout Lovejoy Library are treasures from America’s architectural past. Louis Sullivan became the founder of what is now called the Chicago school of architecture.
Born in 1856, Sullivan and architect partner Dankmar […]

The Smiling Lincoln passed by hundreds each week

The Smiling Lincoln passed by hundreds each week

A young Abraham Lincoln, beardless with a slight smile on his lips, watches diligently as people pass under his nose in the front foyer of Lovejoy Library on the SIU Edwardsville campus.
The “Abraham Lincoln” painting is known affectionately as the “Smiling Lincoln.” It is so overlooked that even those who work next to it often […]

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