Chair at Entrance, 2010
The chair is the most recent sculptural addition to the Museum, flanking the entrance and anchoring the Garden Path. Sculptor Zoran Mojsilov worked the rock to bring an embedded rose quartz vein to surface. Thus the chair gleams in the rising and sinking sun.
Cudjoe III, 1978
Folded Corten steel plate
Green Family at Home, 2005
Painted steel sculpture
Green Family at Home is a painted steel sculpture by Richard Szeitz, a sculptor born in Budapest, Hungary, and currently residing in Moorhead, Minnesota. The piece was purchased in the 2005 Autumn Art Auction at the North Dakota Museum of Art.
The sculpture of a young Navajo woman and her lamb was created by the late Allan Houser, a Chiricahua Apache from New Mexico. It is a gift from the Gerald Ryan family, acquired in 1999.
Couch Potatoes, 1998 - 2002
Charcoal granite from Cold Springs, Minnesota
Couch Potatoes is an installation of three stone benches in the form of large boulders located in the southwest corner of the Museum Garden. Mojsilov, a Yugoslavian artist who lives in Minneapolis, was commissioned to create the stone benches in memory of Irving A. and Constance K. Johnson, parents of Lois Johnson, artist; Elaine Lau McKenzie, long time Museum employee; and George A. Wallace, father of Museum Director Laurel Wallace Reuter. The memorial to Elaine McKenzie was funded by those who worked with her during the founding years of the institution where she was a much beloved secretary and assistant to the director.
Garden Landscape, 1996
Garden Landscape was created by Elizabeth MacDonald, an artist from Connecticut, in memory of Helen Kretch, long-time Museum volunteer.