Three years ago, Dartmouth approached sculptor Kiki Smith, asking her to create a piece that would be placed in the flourishing Arts and Innovation District, on the south end of campus.
Smith’s piece, Refuge, was installed earlier this fall on the Maffei Arts Plaza, adjacent to the Black Family Visual Arts Center
“I wanted to make a sculpture that would sit close to the sidewalk, so that it would be attractive and would invite people into the campus. I wanted the students and the larger community passing through the space, and also people on the street, to see it. I purposely made something that would be dynamic and used images that are accessible to the general public,” says Smith in a piece featured on the art news site ArtDaily.
Read the full story, published 10/12/15 by ArtDaily.org.