Join Mahendra Gupta, dean of the Olin Business School, and Carmon Colangelo, dean of the Sam Fox School, to celebrate the installation of Ainsa I by Jaume Plensa, one of the inaugural commissions for WUSTL's Art on Campus program.
5p Welcome & Introductions
5:10p Artist Lecture
In the Midst of Dreams
6:30p Panel Discussion
Transforming Cities through Art and Public Spaces
Ed Uhlir, executive director, Millennium Park, Inc.
Jaume Plensa, artist
Sabine Eckmann, William T. Kemper Director and Chief Curator, Kemper Art Museum
Bruce Lindsey, dean, College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design
These events are supported in part by the Whitaker Foundation. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.935.9209.
About Ainsa I
Located outside the south entrance of the new Bauer Hall atrium at the Olin Business School, Ainsa I is a large-scale seated human figure comprised of a filigree of stainless steel letters from nine different alphabets. Plensa's work embodies the diversity that characterizes Olin and the University at large. It also transforms the experience of its site, offering both a new focal point and a transition between human and architectural scale, while calling attention to the essentially communal nature of the building plaza.
Jaume Plensa, Ainsa I, 2013. Stainless steel and limestone, 126 x 84 5/8 x 149 5/8". Installation view, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. University purchase, Art on Campus fund, Olin Business School, 2013. Photo by Stan Strembicki.