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"Some of UMBC’s most notable public art from its earliest days has vanished from view. Today, the courtyard tucked beside the Meyerhoff Chemistry Building is usually quiet and peaceful, but in the university first years, it was a place where students came together for various performances and protests. The courtyard was dominated in that era by two large sculptures by local artist Pat McGuire – a large, metal sculpture including animals (a kangaroo and birds), a large wheel, and a moving element that operated like a windmill called 'Entropy Machine No. 7,' and a green sculpture called 'Micro Mantis.' The latter piece, wrote Bernard Penner in the March 10, 1975 edition of The Retriever Weekly, hearkened back to a time when UMBC 'was a peaceful woods through which Indians ran and praying mantises thrived.'"

Read more at http://magazine.umbc.edu/umbc-magazine-spring-2015/space-in-time/

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