October 2, 2015-October 2, 2016
Lethander Art Path and Museum Grounds
This is Sculpture. This is Your Museum. This is Auburn.
The second installment of JCSM’s biennial Out of the Box exhibition is on view with selections by our juror, contemporary sculptor and visual artist Willie Cole. Eleven new sculptures were selected for installation on the museum’s grounds from among nationwide submissions. Three top prizewinners were named during the Museum Homecoming Tailgate on October 2: Mike Wsol, Lost Horizon #2 (first place); Alex Podesta, Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Bathers) (second place and community award); Hanna Jubran, Triad (honorable mention). The large-scale works are sited along the Lethander Art Path (LAP) around JCSM’s lake and in the field at the southern end of the building. All works will remain on view for a full year.
The inaugural, 2013 competition received more than 120 submissions from nearly 70 artists and led to the addition of two new works for the museum’s growing permanent collection of outdoor sculpture. This year’s exhibition promises to continue that success with contemporary, exciting works for our visitors’ enjoyment. It is our aim for Out of the Box to continue to grow and advance support and appreciation for outdoor sculpture in our community.
Out of the Box is made possible in part with funds provided by Julian Robert Haynes, in memory of Dr. Lucile McGehee Haynes, Grace and David E. Johnson, and the Susan Phillips Educational Gift Fund.
A portion of the finalists’ honoraria is supported by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Interested in gifts to the JCSM and the Auburn University Foundation or in-kind support of exhibitions and programs? Contact our development office by calling 334.844.1675.