University of Minnesota

The Crucible

Stuart Nielsen

Stuart Nielsen (born 1947, Evanston, IL)

The Crucible, 1995

Cast bronze and stainless steel

7 ft. h X 14 ft. w

Location: Outside Amundson Hall, east bank campus

This installation celebrates the beauty and strength of natural materials. It was inspired by a forty-foot diameter geodesic globe of the world that was erected on Northrup Plaza in May 1993 with the help of 184 schools, 11,535 elementary students, and over 250 Institute of Technology alumni mentors. The Institute of Technology project, “Building a New World” was a technical, organizational, and inspirational triumph.


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