At the Bicentennial MSTAFF200 event Tuesday, President Mark Schlissel announced a new, permanent public art installation that will honor the contributions of U-M staff over the life of the university.
The art, titled “Arriving Home,” will be installed between the C.C. Little and Dana Samuel Trask buildings on Central Campus. It was created by Dennis Oppenheim, a renowned American artist and Guggenheim Fellow.
“We wanted to commemorate the amazing work of the past, but also recognize that all of our future goals for Michigan’s third century rely on the dedication and intellect of our talented staff. These accomplishments and ambitions extend across our entire mission as a public university,” Schlissel said.
“Arriving Home” will be officially installed sometime in the fall.
As part of the bicentennial, the Office of the President and Voices of the Staff are sponsoring the public art project, which received seed funding from alumnus and longtime staff member Jagdish Janveja.