Sculpture Collection

Guided Tours & Group Visits

Guided tours to the exhibitions and the outdoor sculpture collection are offered to schools and organized groups. Please email the Museum Educator, or call (360) 650-3939 to make an appointment.


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Self-guided Tour

The outdoor sculpture collection is open to the public to enjoy any time. Indoor sculptures are publicly viewable when campus buildings are open. View or download the campus maps below to help find all the sculptures on campus. As you view each sculpture, you can view it on this website, or download the Sculpture Collection Brochure to learn more. Stop by the Western Gallery when it's open to get more resources and information from an expert.

Sculpture Collection brochure cover

Download or print and take this file with you for off-line reading as you tour the sculptures.

a book opened at the start of a chapter

A 38 page booklet by former Gallery Director Sarah Clark-Langager about the history of Western's sculpture collection.

Cover of book titled "Sculpture - Place"
Read about the collection

Sculpture in Place: A Campus as Site

by Sarah A. Clark-Langager

A 96 page book about the sculpture collection: available at the campus bookstore and online.

Student works

the top of the For Handel sculpture next to the Music Library, with the sky behind

​Students in the Visual Dialog Course (ART 109) create a multimedia tour of the sculpture collection based on their own research.

sound wave

Students in Time-Based Art (ART 385) create original works of sound art that provide aural portraits of the sculptures. The best way to enjoy the portraits is to put the application Soundcloud on your phone and listen to the tracks in proximity to the sculptures themselves.

Abstract shapes in different shades of blue, overlapping each other

Students in Creative Writing by Design (English 195) tour the collection and respond to the sculptures in poems and graphic presentations.

close up of hands typing on a laptop keyboard

Students in Newswriting (Journalism 207) tour the collection and write articles on the sculptures.