The public is invited to watch a 6,000-pound abstract sculpture be installed, according to a news release from the University of Minnesota Duluth. The event will be Monday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at HCAMS plaza, parking lot side, 1038 University Drive.
UMD’s facilities management crew will install the piece in the plaza outside the new Heikkila Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science Building. The crane-operated move of the stainless steel piece entitled "Polytropos" is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Artist Maria Artemis will be on-site starting at 10 a.m., along with art and design professor Jim Klueg, who was involved with the art selection process. Artemis is an Atlanta-based artist. She taught for more than 25 years at the Atlanta College of Art.
The sculpture is a prominent piece of the landscaping around UMD’s new 56,000-square-foot HCAMS building, which was completed in January 2019. "Polytropos" is one of two pieces of art that will bookend HCAMS. The other is New York glass artist Paul Housberg’s four large colored glass windows on the Darland side of the building, which will be installed on Tuesday.