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Outdoor Campus Sculpture

University of Central Missouri
Outdoor Sculpture Collection

Currently on Exhibit

UCM’s outdoor sculpture collection is located throughout the main campus in Warrensburg, MO.  A number of buildings on campus also showcase architectural elements that make up the permanent collection.  The second floor of the JCK Library showcases one of the gems of the permanent collection: "Five Wise, and Five Foolish Virgins," stained glass by Gabriella Polony Mountain.

CrissCross UCM Sculpture Collection


Richard Monson - "Criss-Cross"
Current Location: Northeast Front Entrance to the Art & Design Building

Richard Monson is a former faculty member of the Department of Art & Design. He studied for a time under Cicotello at UMKC and specialized in sculpture. His piece "Criss-Cross" was executed with the intention of placing it in the Union. Richard took into consideration how it would be viewed, and created a sculpture intended to be a tactile experience for the hands as well as the eyes.


Bronze Sculpture

Dennis Sohocki - "Sun Dance"
Current Location: Southwest corner, in front of Morrow Garrison Gym

Dennis Sohocki was inspired by the Eskimos and Athabascan Indians, when he lived and worked with them. His pieces reflect the simplicity of the lifestyle and the artwork that he saw while living there. Sohocki creates these simplistic, yet elegant pieces of artwork from materials such as bronze, wood, and stone.





Kathleen Caricof - "Petra"
Current Location: Between North Morrow Gym & Administration Building

Kathi grew up near the sea, and her work reflects the motion and the timelesness that the ocean holds. Her work is a balance between abstract motion and representation of her subject. Kathi's work as a stone sculptor is recognized in both commercial and residential spaces.



Space Drifter UCM Sculpture Collection


Arlie Regier - "Space Drifter"
Current Location: Corner of UTT Music Building & Hendricks Hall

Regier's work was created to express non-verbal thoughts. His belief is that if one person sees his work and is inspired to think on his creation than it was a well-spent effort on his part to create the piece. His work is a reflection of the machines that agricultural environments thrive on, the relation of how the person uses and interacts with that machine.


Farmall Farmer UCM Sculpture Collection

Arlie Regier - "Farmall Farmer "
Current Location: Front of Morrow Garrison Gym

This sculpture suggests the form of a person in bib overalls with farm implements attached to suggests that the farmer works with tools and machinery.


Introspection UCM Sculpture Collection

Larry Young - "Introspection"
Current Location: West Campus between Walton Stadium & University Union

Larry's creation "Introspection" was designed to represent 'an interior life-form within an exterior life form.' He wanted to make sure his piece had a presence in the environment around the form, and that everyone that passed by, whether on foot, or by car, was aware of the piece. The piece is meant to reflect the lives that college students find themselves a part of, a time of looking inward and outward simultaneously.



2dancers UCM Sculpture Collection


Philip Uyeda - "Equipondation"
Current Location: North side of Dockery & Ward Edwards

Philip created "Equipondation" with attention to it's surroundings in mind. The sculpture is meant to challenge all that pass by the piece, asking them to think and feel the piece. The piece was created with steel in a combination of welding and blacksmithing techniques.


Destiny UCM Sculpture Collection


Elizabeth Ritter - "Today's Quest, Tomorrow's Destiny"
Current Location: Between Walton Stadium & W.C. Morris Science Building

A realistic piece of a young girl sitting on a rock contemplating her future.


Aluminium Tree UCM Sculpture Collection


John Keppelman - "Aluminum Tree "
Current Location: North of the University Union

The suggestion of a tree form.


Squares UCM Sculpture Collection


Jerry Miller - "Squares + Movement = Questions"
Current Location: Front of Morrow Garrison Gym

This piece was designed so that the viewer could manipulate the parts and thereby become actively involved in the design process.


Four Generations UCM Sculpture Collection


David Laughlin - "Generations"
Current Location: Front of Morrow Garrison Gym, near the UCM footbridge

Figurative representation of four generations.


Guardian Soldier UCM Campus Collection


David Laughlin - "Guardian"
Current Location: East side of Memorial Chapel

A memorial piece "In memory of Private Guy Allen Sims, World War II, and in memory and honor of the men and women of the Armed Forces past, present, and future for the United States of America in times of war and peace."


Fantasy UCM Sculpture Collection


Rita Blitt- "Fantasy"
Current Location: North lawn of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library on Clark Street.

The sculpture is an example of the modernist art aesthetic, focusing on the movement of line and shape. Outlining the soft curves and lines of a swan-like form, “Fantasy” is an example of the abstract style.



Gabriella Polony-Mountain- "Five Wise, and Five Foolish Virgins"
Current Location: Second Floor of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library on Clark Street.

The stained glass window depicts the parable of the ten virgins.

“When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps” (vv. 3–4).  

Matthew 25:1–13





Stain Glass Collection UCM Sculpture Collection Gabriella Polony Mountain

Gabriella Polony Mountain UCM Sculpture Collection


Gabriella Polony Mountain- "Musicians" and "Seven Vitues"
Current Location: Inside the UTT Music Building



Stain Glass Window UCM Sculpture Collection

Stain Glass 2 UCM Sculpture Collection

Stain Glass Collection UCM Sculpture Collection


Gabriella Polony Mountain- "Stain Glass Collection"
Current Location: Inside the Alumni Chapel