The public art collection at Oregon State University includes works by some of the iconic artists of the contemporary period, including Ann Hamilton, Rick Bartow, Dennis Oppenheim, Lee Kelly and Refik Anadol. More than 300 permanent works are located in 50 buildings and outdoor spaces on all of OSU’s campuses, most of which were acquired through the State of Oregon’s Percent for Art program.
The artworks in the collection are sculptural, pictorial, representational, abstract and electronic, and they vary from monumental to diminutive. In some cases, (like Pete Beeman's 32-foot tall Tulip for Tebeau, located across the street from PRAx), they are designed to be manipulated and adjusted by viewers.
PRAx is building a mobile app to provide geolocated, interactive information about the public art collection. In the meantime, we encourage you to learn more about some of the most recent acquisitions, including the data sculpture by Refik Anadol in PRAx's Toomey Lobby.
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Michael Boonstra, Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building at Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University, Newport, Oregon.