Surprise! Dolf James installs sculpture on Cummer campus
When you drive by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, you will see a new addition to the front lawn. In partnership with local artist Dolf James, the museum has installed a 22 x 9 x 11 foot aluminum sculpture called Equal Point, which is meant to call attention to the art in public places movement going on across the city.
“There is something marvelous about art that engages people on streets, in parks, on riverbanks, and in public plazas,” says Cummer Director Hope McMath. “It has been about eighteen months since we opened the public sculpture garden at the Cummer Museum. This changing space joins other works of public sculpture on our campus, bringing art to our lawn twenty-four hours a day. These works invite museum visitors, strolling families, runners, and school groups to connect with powerful works of art while moving through an outdoor space and enjoying art, nature, the sounds of the city, and the energy of people.”
“I hope people say they want more sculpture and more public art, and that this can move along that conversation within the city,” says Dolf James. “We clearly have a city that respects public art.”
James’s sculpture will be on view through June 1.