A latticework of iridescent color and light

New sculpture to be dedicated to former dean Philip Pizzo.

How do you portray space? One possible answer now hangs from the ceiling of the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. The new sculpture, artist Alyson Shotz’s vision of the skeletal structure of emptiness, was commissioned by the School of Medicine to honor former dean Philip Pizzo, MD. It will be dedicated May 21. Sailing above the…

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Miwok, Stanford’s monumental outdoor sculpture by di Suvero, moves to a new home

Mark di Suvero's large-scale sculpture settles in on the School of Medicine Dean's Lawn.

Moving art can get complicated very quickly. Frames aren’t always stable, wires fray, pastels and old paint don’t like movement. Sculptural elements become loose or detached, doorways and halls that were adequately high and wide when moving a piece in are inexplicably smaller when moving out. Large-scale outdoor sculpture often takes complicated to a whole…

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