Acclaimed American artist Martin Puryear has been commissioned to design and create a memorial on the Front Campus commemorating the University’s historic ties to the slave trade. At its February meeting, the Corporation of Brown University selected acclaimed American artist Martin Puryear to create a slavery memorial on the University campus.
The Corporation of Brown University has accepted a gift from an anonymous donor of a life-size stainless steel sculpture by American artist Tom Friedman. Modeled after Henri Matisse's painting La Danse, the sculpture Circle Dance will reside at the Waterman end of the grassy public space between Waterman and Angell streets along The Walk. Installation should be completed on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.