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Michigan State University

Public Art

Unexpected joy, everywhere.

Public art animates our shared environment, creating moments for connection, conversation, reflection, and imagination in daily life. MSU’s 5,200-acre campus is home to nearly 900 public art pieces, from sculptures and paintings to garden gates, bridge railings spanning the Red Cedar Rivers, and more.

Discover murals and stone relief sculptures created as part of the 1940s Works Progress Administration as well as contemporary mixed media and digital art installations. Public art is all around you, in MSU buildings, near sidewalks, in green spaces and gardens. Representing backgrounds and perspectives from artists as diverse as our campus community, public art belongs to everyone.

You can explore the public art collection from anywhere with Arts MSU.


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