Campus Public Art

OverviewScwhartz Center Sculpture

Sculptures  by nationally recognized artists in a variety of styles and media are situated throughout Emory University’s campus. These installations can be found on open greens, in wooded areas, or inside buildings.  These works of art are accessible for the enjoyment and inspiration of members of the campus community and visitors. Explore the sculptures casually, view a list of public art around campus, or use this map to plan your own walking tour.        

Temporary Installations

John Grade Sculpture

In addition to these permanently owned works, the campus occasionally features temporary installations, often in association with an event or celebration on campus. These installations enable students, faculty, staff and the public to experience new and changing works.  These installations are made possible by partnerships among University departments, programs and units.

Public Art Committee

Campus public art is overseen by the Public Art Committee, a volunteer group of faculty and staff. The Committee’s mission is to advocate for Emory’s commitment to public art as well as consider all proposed acquisitions, evaluate sculpture placement, and facilitate maintenance.

Maintenance Program

Dooley Installation

Public art on Emory’s campus is maintained through an active program to evaluate, clean and protect the sculptures, as presented in this student-produced podcast.  A 2008 survey by a professional art conservator serves as the baseline for monitoring changes in the sculptures’ conditions.  Each work of art is examined and photographed annually by student interns, who collaborate with conservators to prioritize needs and make recommendations for treatment.  Conservators work with student and staff volunteers to clean and coat the sculptures.  

Get Involved

Marble Statue

  • Students who would like to participate in sculpture cleaning days or the internship should contact Renée Stein, Conservator (rastein@emory.edu). 
  • Faculty and Staff who are interested in the Public Art Committee should contact Dr. David Schuster, PAC Chair (dschust@emory.edu). 
  • Individuals who would like to support the acquisition, installation and maintenance of Emory’s public art can give online.