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The result of the first ever nationwide sculpture commission competition at Texas A&M, this piece includes two basic elements: the ring and the wave. According to the artist, the ring embodies stability or centering, while the wave provides a sense of endlessness and flux. Menos is the Greek word for spirit.
Rudder was the sixteenth President of Texas A&M University. It was his vision, tenacity, and commitment to excellence in education that enabled the University’s doors to be opened to women and African Americans. During WWII, Major General Rudder led the attack on the cliffs at Normandy. Lawrence Ludtke used the clay he inherited from Pompeo Coppini to sculpt this work.
Purchased by the Class of ’91, the 9-foot tall sculpture of an eagle represents, according to the class president, "the qualities that A&M instills in its graduates—strength, courage and achievement." Ullberg, of Corpus Christi, is one of only two wildlife artists elected to the National Academy of Design in New York.
A gift of the Class of ’80, this sculpture portrays E. King Gill, an A&M student and football player from the 1920s. In 1922, during a post-season game, Gill was called from the stands to help the football team, which was rapidly losing players due to injuries. Although he never entered the game, by the time it was over he was the only player standing along the sidelines. Since that time, Aggies have stood at football games to symbolize their support for the team.
This life-like sculpture depicting an oil field worker includes the actual chain used to control the 20-foot drill pipe and tri-cone rotary drilling bit. A gift of Mrs. Susan Richardson, this piece was commissioned to commemorate the dedication of the petroleum engineering building.
This tall, tree-shaped sculpture, commonly known as the "Crystal Tree," is made from 2,500 pieces of glass. Kebrle is a Dallas artist also known for his stained glass work. Recent commissions include the windows in the Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio.
This sculpture of a boy and his dog was presented to the University by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hiram Moore in memory of their son, Stephen. The title is derived from an academic class listing in the College of Architecture.
This sculpture, donated by Mrs. Helen Groves and the Kleberg family, is done in three-quarter life size. Reno, a Western artist famous for his portraits of horses that have won the Kentucky Derby, said the sculpture represents an effort to portray the character of an individual who helped to win the West. Robert Justus Kleberg, Jr. was the one-time patriarch of the King Ranch.
This abstract sculpture depicts a human figure with outstretched arms. The design was inspired by the quote, "Nature is the handmaiden of healing." Smith is a retired physician from Caldwell, Texas. He worked with Houston sculptor Ben Woitena to create this piece.
This sculpture, nicknamed "Sully" by the students, is one of the most revered works on campus. Students often place pennies at Sully’s feet for good luck on exams. Lawrence Sullivan Ross was a governor of the State of Texas and the third President of the then A&M College.
Created by an A&M faculty member, this sculpture commemorates the Aggie tradition of Silver Taps. The Silver Taps ceremony is held monthly during the regular school year to honor currently enrolled Aggies who have died. The piece is a gift of the Class of ‘91.
A gift of the Class of ’66, this sculpture represents the stylized head of a young man emerging from a form known in mathematics as a Moebius band. This band serves as a symbol of the continuity of the Aggie Spirit. The German-born artist had been a Dallas sculptor since 1953.
This life-sized sculpture of Lt. Gen. James F. Hollingsworth shows him in his Vietnam-era uniform. Hollingsworth is the most decorated general officer in the history of Texas A&M University. The base of the sculpture is inscribed with the words "Danger 79er,"—the radio call sign General Hollingsworth used for more than 20 years.
This 12-foot tall sculpture was donated by Mrs. Carolyn Lohman in honor of the College of Education’s 30th anniversary. It symbolizes the teacher’s role in molding and shaping the lives of students through education. Fingerprints, ranging from babies through grandmothers, impressed in the base convey the energy of Texas citizens and their hopes and dreams for the future.
This sculpture, which depicts space travel, was donated by the Albritton Engineering Company and the Reynolds Metal Company. At the time of the gift, 73 percent of the Albritton Engineering employees with college degrees came from Texas A&M.
Donated by the centennial Class of 1976, this eagle was dedicated to a century of excellence at the University.
It is a stylized rendition of the University’s centennial logo. Foley, whose son attended Texas A&M, also created the Twelfth Man sculpture.
This sculpture was designed and built by Piscitelli and his students while he served as an Artist in Residence in the College of Architecture. The title refers to the narrow spaces between the cedar planks as a symbol of the process of perception when one focuses on things less obvious to spur creativity.
Dedicated in memory of the twelve students whose lives were lost in the 1999 Bonfire collapse, the memorial celebrates their lives and the unique Aggie Spirit represented by Bonfire. Visitors who stand inside the portals looking outward are facing the direction of the home towns of each student who perished.
This seven ton sculpture was created by noted animal artist Veryl Goodnight of Colorado. The concept of horses jumping over the rubble of the collapsed Berlin Wall symbolizes freedom, patriotism, and the expression of the human spirit.
John David Crow won the Heisman Trophy in 1957 as a halfback at Texas A&M University. After a professional football career he went on to coach at the college level. In 1983 he returned to A&M to serve as Athletic Director. Whyte is a British-born sculptor from California who specializes in figurative art. The sculpture is a gift of Alice and Erle Nye ’59.
Donated by the Class of ‘95, this sculpture commemorates the Aggie tradition of Muster, a solemn ceremony where candles are lit in remembrance of former and current students who have died the previous year.
James Vernon “Pinky” Wilson (1897-1980), Class of ’20, was the author of the “Aggie War Hymn,” which he wrote while serving as a soldier during WWI in Europe. The sculpture is a gift of Ray Harper of San Angelo.
A gift of Dorothy and Artie McFerrin ’65, this sculpture was created specifically for the Becky Gates Children’s Center. The design symbolizes the role that a parent plays in leading their children along a path toward knowledge.
A gift of the Classes of ’68 and ’03, this memorial was designed by a team of second year Master of Architecture students. It is dedicated to the Aggies who have made the ultimate sacrifice and those who continue to protect our country. The gap in the wall represents the cultural impact and the losses from the 9/11 terrorist attack.
A gift of the Class of ’87, this three-part installation depicts the Aggie tradition of Bonfire. Started in the 1920s as a rally before the Texas A&M/University of Texas football game, the early bonfires were made of community trash, boxes, and debris, instead of the neatly stacked log pile it later became.