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Norman features numerous peices of art easily accessible to the public.  They include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alphabet Text is on the west side of the Norman Public Library, West Gray Street and North Webster.

 

Crystalized by Lauren Turner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crystalized by Lauren Turner is one of four University of Oklahoma student art pieces on display in Lions Park (South Flood Avenue and West Symmes Street.)  The exhibit is part of the OU School of Art & Art History Sculpture Program and is sponsored by the Norman Public Arts Board, Norman Arts Council and the City of Norman.  Crystalized will be on display through the summer of 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frontier Classroom is along Legacy Trail.  This peice is just south of Main Street on Jones Avenue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Garner born and raised in Norman, this 10-foot statue celebrates the native son as Bret Maverick, James’ most celebrated television role (although the debate rages on between Maverick or Jim Rockford in the Rockford Files.)  See this in Edwards Park at the intersection of East Main Street and South Jones Ave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian Grass by Juan and Patricia Navarette of Taos, N.M.  The 29 foot tall structure is at the intersection of Main Street, North Carter and West Acres Avenue.  The area where the steel sculpture is placed (a roundabout in the intersection) is about 50 feet in diameter, and landscaped with rocks and Oklahoma plants. There is a sidewalk area surrounding the landscaped area providing a buffer between the sculpture and the traffic.  There is no dedicated parking other than on side streets.  There is no parking on Main.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Abner E. Norman is a beautiful statue depicting the namesake of our city.  This is on display at the main entrance to City Hall at 201 East Gray (East Gray and North Webster.)

 

"res ipsa loquitor" by Helen Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

res ipsa loquitor by Helen Harris is one of four University of Oklahoma student art pieces on display in Lions Park (South Flood Avenue and West Symmes Street.)  The exhibit is part of the OU School of Art & Art History Sculpture Program and is sponsored by the Norman Public Arts Board, Norman Arts Council and the City of Norman.  res ispa loquitor will be on display through the summer of 2013.

 

"Road To Tradition" by Christopher Fleming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road to Tradition by Christopher Fleming is one of four University of Oklahoma student art pieces on display in Lions Park (South Flood Avenue and West Symmes Street.)  The exhibit is part of the OU School of Art & Art History Sculpture Program and is sponsored by the Norman Public Arts Board, Norman Arts Council and the City of Norman.  Road to Tradition will be on display through the summer of 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Lining by Jonathan Hils is a silver cloud formation shaped by a manipulation of Norman’s downtown streets and laid out as a weather vane.  It can be seen on the southeast corner of West Main Street and South Santa Fe in Downtown Norman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun Dial by Craig Swan is a steel piece, brick red with a chemical patina. It features cutouts of scissor-tailed flycatchers that will cast shadows on the surrounding sidewalk.  It is on the northeast corner of West Main Street and South Webster Avenue in Downtown Norman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Memorial The granite plaza includes a five-pointed star approximately 30 feet across. Each point of the star represents a branch of the United States Armed Forces. At the center of the star is a large granite pentagon that is topped by a bronze eagle. The walls of the centerpiece bear the names of those who lost their life in service to our country. The names of all other Veterans are on smaller granite tablets that form a wall around the plaza.  Located in Reeves Park, 2501 Jenkins Avenue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vortex by Robert Ahboah is one of four University of Oklahoma student art pieces on display in Lions Park (South Flood Avenue and West Symmes Street.)  The exhibit is part of the OU School of Art & Art History Sculpture Program and is sponsored by the Norman Public Arts Board, Norman Arts Council and the City of Norman.  Vortex will be on display through the summer of 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Peril is a sculpture of a Stearman Kaydet bi-plane. The Stearman bi-plane trained thousands of pilots during World War II and the Korean conflict at Norman’s naval training facility. This sculpture is approximately 6 feet wide (with the plane’s wingspan), 6 feet long, and 3 feet tall. There is a mechanic working on the front of the plane, and the pilot is behind the wings, pausing to read a book before he boards.  There is some amazing detail work by the artist, Steven Craig Palmerton.  Located along Legacy Trail, this piece is near the intersection of East Eufaula and South Jones.

 

University of Oklahoma Public Art 24 prominent sculptures beautify the University Campus.  Among our favorites are The Pastoral Dreamer (north of Jacobson Hall), Lunar Watch (south of Jacobson Hall), May We Have Peace (entrance to Parrington Oval), or the Sphinx and Sacrafice of Isaac outside the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.  Discover more about the University’s art pieces and click to see a PDF of the OU Public Art Walking Tour. (The Jiminez Mustang mentioned in the information has temporarily been removed.)


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