Discover Our Public Sculpture

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Signal (2009) by Ralph Helmick, Bush Campus

Signal (2009) by Ralph Helmick, Bush Campus

Discover Our Public Sculpture

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Signal (2009) by Ralph Helmick

Busch Campus
Signal, outside the Biomedical Engineering Building, looks different depending on the viewer’s location. As you circle the sculpture, the figure goes from suggesting a body in motion to appearing as an abstract collection of static tubes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_bottom=”20″ el_class=”indent”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Surprise, delight, puzzlement, and contemplation—public art offers opportunity for them all. To help you discover our public sculpture on the Busch, Livingston, College Avenue, and G.H. Cook/Douglass campuses, Rutgers–New Brunswick offers four distinct self-guided tours, each with a downloadable map and information sheet.
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The First Football Game Monument (1997) by Thomas Jay Warren

Busch Campus
Situated outside High Point Solutions Stadium, this sculpture celebrates Rutgers–New Brunswick as the birthplace of intercollegiate football.


Education Is an Open Book (1987) by Melvin Edwards

Livingston Campus
In this soaring piece in front of the Kilmer Library, Melvin Edwards, a sculptor of international renown and former professor at Rutgers, uses an open book to remind us of the importance of learning.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]in-side-out

In Side Out (1982) by Buky Schwartz

College Avenue Campus
Buky Schwartz’s abstract geometric sculpture is located at the World War II Memorial Plaza. A plaque dedicates the memorial to those “whose lives were turned inside out by their service in World War II.”


The Miraculating Machine in the Garden (1982) by Alice Aycock

Douglass Campus
Alice Aycock, a renowned sculptor and Rutgers graduate, created this piece for the 10th anniversary of the Douglass College Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]