Thursday, April 26, 2007

Bracken Library Exhibits Two Bronze Statues from the Ball State Museum of Art

Thanks to two ongoing loans of statues from the Ball State Museum of Art, Bracken Library’s visitors are treated daily to seeing two beautiful bronze statues.

Forest Idyll, affectionately known on campus as The Naked Lady, a bronze statue of a lady with a fawn, was sculpted in 1930 by Albin Polasek (1879-1965). It stands prominently near Bracken’s south entrance on an oak platform which serves as a message board where students leave notes for one another about where they can be found on any of Bracken’s five floors. The statue is from the collection of Frank C. Ball.

Glint of the Sea — A Figure of a Nymph, is a bronze sculpted in 1924 by Chester Beach (1881-1956). It stands near Bracken’s north entrance
To uphold its mission of being A destination for research, learning, and friends, the Ball State University Libraries seeks to create a friendly and inviting atmosphere for the campus community.

For more information, contact Arthur W. Hafner Ph.D., M.B.A., Ball State University’s Dean of University Libraries,, (765) 285-5277.

This newsletter article first appeared in The Library Insider 5(4): 2; April 2007.

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