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Public Art and Campus Landmarks

Beloit Poetry Garden, 1999, by world-renowned public artist Siah Armajani.

Gazebo for One Anarchist: Emma Goldman, 1991, by world-renowned public artist Siah Armajani.

Reach, 1965, by O.V. Shaffer'50 and former Beloit professor and director of the Wright Museum.

Siren, created in 1987 by O.V. Shaffer'50 and relocated to campus in 2004. This sculpture sits directly west of the Pettibone World Affairs Center.

Student Sculpture Garden, an outdoor gallery on the north side of the Wright Museum of Art. The exhibits change over time, but some are likely to remain awhile, such as the swing by Yutan Getzler'98, the monumental paper airplane by Wendy Jahnke Quinn'97, and a giant concrete lizard by Jamie Topper'96.

Tao, a seven-foot-tall T-shaped metal sculpture created by O.V. Shaffer'50. It was owned by Gayle and William Keefer (former chair of the Beloit College board of trustees) until 2010, when Gayle Keefer donated it to the college in memory of her late husband. It is located along the path that goes between the Smith Building and the Wright Museum on its way to Pleasant Street. 

Untitled, 1968, by Arnold Popinsky, former Beloit professor.

Winds of Change, 1975, by O. Verne Shaffer'50, former Beloit professor and director of the Wright Museum of Art.

Wood Family Fishing Bridge, 1997, by world-renowned public artist Siah Armajani. Located on the Rock River, just west of campus.