, a site-specific commission by world-renowned British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. The work will be on view to the public as of our June 29-30 Grand Opening Celebration.
was inspired by St. Louis geology and the city's underlying base of limestone, formed over 300 million years ago when the Midwest was covered by sea. Using limestone from a local quarry, Goldsworthy fabricated approximately twenty-five arches, each measuring about ten feet high. The arches are densely arranged in the courtyard adjoining the Main and new East buildings. The arches, made of roughly cut stone, produce a sense of fluidity reminiscent of the sea.
looks to the past, present, and future to celebrate the expansion of the Museum. It brings together many of the artist's key themes and goals: commitment to the arch form, exploration of enclosed spaces, merging of outside and inside, investigation of local material, and finally, connecting of people and place.
View the Goldsworthy Media Kit