Project Overview

Cossitt Library Sculpture Project

Most recent benchmark/update: A Request for Proposals has been extended by invitation to Volkan Alkanoglu, Matthew Geller and Pete Nylen. Proposals due November 5, 2018.

Upcoming benchmark/update: Artist selection in progress. 

Next Selection Committee Meeting: Thursday, November 7 from 11 am to 1 pm at UAC’s offices. Finalists will present proposals to the committee.  

Project Description

UrbanArt Commission is partnering with the City of Memphis to produce a large sculpture that attracts and engages Memphians and visitors to the library. The goal of the project is to create a public art piece that will:

  • Be interactive and engage visitors and encourage the use of the library’s extensive and expanded services

  • Be durable and able to sustain interactive use

  • Consider the mid-century architecture and history of the library community