Percent-for-Art Programs Gaining Steam on Campuses

Like giant Mardi Gras masks, four seven-foot-tall faces of woven bronze peer westward from a lawn outside Talkington Hall, a recently opened student residence building on the Lubbock campus of Texas Tech University.

They are the work of Michael Stutz, a California-based sculptor who installed the $350,000 “Four Faces” earlier this month. “To me, they are a celebration of that space,” he said. “They represent the idea of diversity. And they are interactive. They are meant for people to come up and pose with them.”

As Stutz set up his sculptures, about 375 miles away in Austin, James Turrell ...

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