OOSI Tour

Cleveland State University Campus Sculpture Tour

12 Locations / Curated by Bill Barrow

Presented here is a tour of eight extant outdoor sculptures on the campus of Cleveland State University. The tour begins on the SE corner of Prospect and East 18th Street, then proceeds north to a work outside the Monte Ahuja College of Business, then to the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, then east along the north side of Euclid Avenue, ending at the College of Education's Julka Hall.

Locations for Tour

Though it starts at the bottom as a harmonious column of upward-flowing wire tubing, "Inner Space" seamlessly twists itself into a bulbous mesh and culminates in a frayed, open top. Trivellini's use of strong,…

An imposing bronze top spirals through the courtyard in front of the CSU Administration Building. The trail blazed by the top is marked by a 3 foot tall bronze sheet, adorned with text from Adam Smith’s 1776 manifesto “The Wealth…

The Politician: A Toy is not subtle about its statement. Meant to represent the elected officials of the United States, the Toy is cartoonish, juvenile, and obnoxious. The wide mouth with sharp, cutting teeth opens and closes…

A collection of three sculptural groups, Reflect/Radiate/Accumulate consists of two sculpted boulders and an iron sheet. The title uses words generally associated with water, light, and particles to describe hard, heavy materials.…

Tension Arches is a captivating study in minimalism and rhythm. The piece consists of 12 parallel strips of metal, connecting at the top and reconnecting at the bottom in a repeating pattern. The result is a hypnotic sculpture…

Three beaten copper 10-foot panels installed on 18-foot stainless stanchions in the plaza level, beneath CSU's Main Classroom. The building was dedicated on 10/21/1971, and the sculpture accepted in 1980. A copper plaque…

Door is 20 feet high x 24 feet wide x 40 feet long. It was commissioned by the Mildred Andrews Fund as part two of a trilogy of sculptures for donation to Cleveland State University. DOOR commemorates the family and is…

A mural given to CSU by the Ferro company in 1969 as a present, it was sculpted by Cleveland's own Clarence Van Duzer. Van Duzer was an accomplished painter and sculptor, but this work is quite uncharacteristic of him. Where…

Grouping depicting a small boy observing a blacksmith at work. Donated by John D. Hubbard, PE.

A series of big glass panels that start on the third floor of Julka Hall and end up in the courtyard between the Hall and Fenn Tower, flowing and floating like windblown scraps of paper, Each panel is stained with an explosion of…