|Year Built:||2003 (placed on Campus)|
The sculpture is composed of 5 bronze angels situated atop concrete pillars. The angels are sited in a loose circle with roughly a 40′ diameter. The angels are playing musical instruments and are depicted in movement, suggesting the whimsical intention of the artist.
Carl Milles is one of the most famous swedish sculptors. He studied under Auguste Rodin in Paris and was deeply influenced by his work. Milles work often explored Greek, Roman and Christian mythology. He moved to the United States from Europe and became a U.S. citizen in 1945 while working at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He completed many works throughout the U.S. and Europe in his career including notable public sculptures in Detroit, St. Louis, and his native Sweden.
If You Go:
The sculpture is located just outside Rosse Hall which houses the music department. Use the Middle Path as a guide to access the building and the sculpture.
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