Public Art in the Libraries

 

Mosaic Paths to Music

Mosaic Paths to Music, detail

Darrell Anderson

Mosaic Paths to Music
Description: Mural, mosaic
Location: Skinner Music Library, north wall of the Computer Commons
Notes: Darrell Anderson was commissioned to do a piece of art for the UNC Music Library.


George Willard Frasier, bust

Frank Bash
Bash received BA & MA degrees from Colorado State College (now the University of Northern Colorado).

George Willard Frasier
Description: Bust
Location: James A. Michener Library, 1st Floor, Reference area

 


Walking Angel, dedication

John Berland

Walking Angel
Description: Bronze cast statue
Location: James A. Michener Library, 1st Floor, Reference area
Notes: Commissioned by the Hensel Phelps Construction Company of Greeley

 


With these two fingers, sculpture

Dennis Cole

With these two fingers, I typed millions of words
Description: Bronze hands of James A. Michener. Life-mold sculpture
Location: James A. Michener Permanent Collection, Library Mezzanine
Notes: Gift from sculptor, Dennis Cole, in 1997. The sculpture by Dennis Cole is a life-mold of Michener's hands and the front of his manual typewriter. Michener gave the sculpture the title: "With these two fingers, I typed millions of words."


M. Rock Daniels watercolor of old library

M. Rock Daniels

[Old Library with Pool in Front]
Description: Watercolor
Location: James A. Michener Library, Library Dean's Office


James A. Michener, watercolor

W.F. (William Franklin) Draper
Paintings by Draper appear in the 1975 Franklin Library edition of Tales of the South Pacific.

James A. Michener
Description: Print, framed in glass
Location: James A. Michener Library, Library Dean's Office


Shawsheen, painting

Richard G. (Gordon) Ellinger
Richard Ellinger served in several capacities at the university from 1928-1962, including Assistant Professor of Art, Associate Professor of Art , Professor of Art, and Emeritus Professor of Music. He created paintings of several University presidents, including Presidents Snyder, Crabbe, Frasier, Ross, Holmes, Bond, and Dickeson. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Raymond N. Williams in 1975.

Shawsheen
Description: Painting
Location: James A. Michener Library, Administration Office Reception Area


The Search for Knowledge

The Search for Knowledge, detail

Walter O. (Olin) Green
Walter O. Green graduated with a M.A. from Colorado State College of Education in 1956. He served in several positions while at the University of Northern Colorado from 1965-1970, including Associate Professor of Art, and Emeritus Professor of Art.

The Search for Knowledge
Description: Triptych
Location: James A. Michener Library, 2nd Floor, Stairway


Pull of Life, sculpture

Leland ("Lee") R. Hansen
Hansen received a B.A. (1971) & M.A. (1973) from the University of Northern Colorado.

Pull of Life
Description: Sculpture - Smaller version of the sculpture on the lawn north of the University Center
Location: James A. Michener Library, 1st Floor


Deer and Ducks

Cow and Ducks

Cow, Calf, and Duck

Janvier Louisjuste
Janvier Louisjuste is a well-known Haitian sculptor.

Large metal sculpture of a deer and ducks
Location: James A. Michener Library, Administration Office
Notes: Wall hanging in James A. Michener's office, circa 1970.

Small metal sculpture of a cow and ducks
Location: James A. Michener Library, Administration Office
Notes: Wall hanging in James A. Michener's office, circa 1970.

Small metal sculpture of a cow, calf, and duck
Location: James A. Michener Library, Administration Office
Notes: Wall hanging in James A. Michener's office, circa 1970.


Beethoven, bust

W. Matthias

Beethoven (1859)
Description: Bust
Location: Skinner Music Library


Centennial Quilt

Judy Meyers

Centennial Quilt
Description: Quilt framed in wood and glass, with brass plate
Location: James A. Michener Library, 1st Floor
Notes: Gift of the Members of the Friends of the UNC Libraries. Presented to the University on May 5, 1979.


Untitled sculpture

John C. Miller

Untitled sculpture
Description: Welded steel and cable
Location: James A. Michener Library, 3rd Floor


James A. Michener, bust

Beth Perry Schoen

James A. Michener
Description: Bronze bust
Location: James A. Michener Permanent Exhibit, Library Mezzanine
Notes: Purchased by the Friends of the James A. Michener Library in 1997. Unveiled on October 3, 1997 at the 25th Anniversary Celebration and Rededication of the Library.


Untitled painting

Seifert

Untitled
Description: Painting framed in glass
Location: James A. Michener Library, Administration Office Reception Area


La Primavera, painting

Daniel Sprick
Daniel Sprick graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine arts from the University of Northern Colorado in 1978. He is a 2003 Honored Alum of the University of Northern Colorado.

La Primavera
Description: Painting
Location: James A. Michener Library, Administration Office Reception Area
Notes: Gift of the Associated Students in 1978. The inspiration for this painting came from dance.


Tribute to a Weathered Wanderer

Carol Stuart

Tribute to a Weathered Wanderer
Description: Stained glass
Location: James A. Michener Permanent Exhibit, Library Mezzanine
Notes: Text on stained glass: "A mind can tour the world at little cost, and visions are perceived are never lost. Sonnet to a Weathered Wanderer."


Albert F. Carter, bust

Zachariah Snyder, bust

Fred M. Torrey and Mabel R. Landrum Torrey
Mabel Landrum Torrey graduated from the Colorado State Normal School (now the University of Northern Colorado) in 1907.

Albert F. Carter, Librarian 1901-1933
Description: Bust
Location: James A. Michener Library, 1st Floor, Reference area

Zachariah X. Snyder, President 1891-1915
Description: Bust
Location: James A. Michener Library, 1st Floor, Reference area
Notes: Class gift of 1915


 Tuareg Crossing the Sahara

Ruth A. Wydevon

Tuareg Crossing the Sahara
Description: Painting
Location: James A. Michener Library, 1st Floor
Notes: Purchased Oct. 1998 with funds from the Charles H. Harris & Andrew E. Johnson Endowment created by Patricia Lucas.


3 Sculptures

Unknown artist

3 Sculptures
Description: Sculpture
Location: James A. Michener Library, 1st Floor, south central


Interior of old library

Unknown artist

Interior of old library
Description: Color photograph framed in glass, scanned from lantern slide
Location: James A. Michener Library, Library Dean's Office


Potato Brumbaugh, stained glass

Unknown artist

Potato Brumbaugh
Description: Stained glass window
Location: James A. Michener Permanent Exhibit, Library Mezzanine
Notes: This stained glass window hung in Potato Brumbaugh's Restaurant & Saloon in Greeley, Colorado for twenty-five years. In 1980, John C. Todd, one of the original owners of the restaurant, received permission from James A. Michener to name the restaurant after the character in Michener's novel Centennial.


San Domingo Pueblo pottery

San Domingo Pueblo Pottery

Unknown artist

San Domingo Pueblo pottery
Description: Pottery
Location: James A. Michener Library, Library Dean's Office
Notes: Donated to UNC on April 4, 1990 by Genevieve Harrington, Class of 1925