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"One of the key elements of UMBC’s history as a campus has been the institution’s search for a definition of its mission and purpose...

As the university and its ambitions have grown, its architecture and campus aesthetics have become more ambitious...

That vision is also articulated in Forum – a public artwork by North Carolina-based artist Thomas Sayre that was commissioned to accompany the opening of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building. The work is a series of eight earthcast arches that converge at a meeting point where granite blocks, smoothed on top for more comfortable seating but otherwise hewn roughly, are gathered."

The rest of this story appeared in last spring's issue of UMBC Magazine. To read more, head to http://magazine.umbc.edu/umbc-magazine-spring-2015/space-in-time/

Image by Marlayna Demond '11 for UMBC

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