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Art in public places has been integral to FIU’s campus since the establishment of the University in 1972.

FIU commissioned Albert Vrana to create the bronze Las Cuatro Razas (The Four Races), which adorns the north facade of FIU’s first building, Primera Casa. Vrana’s sculpture relief, inspired by his years of travel in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, exemplified the new public university’s ambitions to serve Florida’s diverse population.

FIU’s Avenue of the Arts, where the Frost Art Museum sits, remains the focal point of the University’s public art program. This well-travelled corridor connects the dynamic Wertheim Performing Arts Center to the Graham Center, a gathering place for students. The landscaped green open space features sculpture by Alexander Liberman, Manuel Mendive, Pablo Atchugarry, and John Henry.

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  • Pablo Atchugarry, Uruguay, b. 1954, Search for Knowledge, 2008, Pink Portugal marble, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Gift of Pablo Atchugarry Foundation, FIU 2016.15

  • Ilan Averbuch, United States, b. Israel 1953, Journey’s End, 2016, Corten® steel, steel, granite, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Museum Purchase, FIU 2016.18

  • Lydia Azout, Colombia, b. 1942, Red Universal [Universal Grid], 1999, Steel with rust patina, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Gift of the Artist, FIU 2012.23

  • Rafael Barrios, United States, b. Venezuela, 1947, Dislocated Vertical, 2012, Stainless steel and polyurethane paint, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Gift of the Artist and Art Nouveau Gallery, FIU 2012.30

  • Sir Anthony Caro, Great Britain, 1924-2013, Caramel, 1975, Welded steel with natural patina, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Gift of B and Donald Carlin, Conservation completed in 2016 with funds generously donated by the B Carlin Foundation, FIU 2004.25

  • Jiménez Deredia, Costa Rica, b. 1954, Carizia, n.d., Bronze, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Courtesy of TresArt Gallery, FIU L2016.1.2

  • Jiménez Deredia, Costa Rica, b. 1954, Centinela, n.d., Bronze, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Courtesy of TresArt Gallery, FIU L2016.1.4

  • Jiménez Deredia, Costa Rica, b. 1954, Genesis, n.d., Bronze, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Courtesy of TresArt Gallery, FIU L2016.1.1

  • Jiménez Deredia, Costa Rica, b. 1954, Si Mismo, n.d., Bronze, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Courtesy of TresArt Gallery, FIU L2016.1.3

  • Charles Ginnever, United States, b. 1931, Forth Bridge, 1979, Corten® steel, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Gift of Gloria and Leonard Luria in honor of Patricia Frost, FIU 2004.24

  • John Henry, United States, b. 1943, I Lean, 2012, Painted steel, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, FIU 2013.11

  • Alexander Liberman, United States, b. Russia, 1912-1999, Argosy, 1980, Painted steel, Florida International University, Gift of the Martin Z. Margulies Family Collection, UC 2008.9

  • Jacques Lipchitz, United States, b. Lithuania, 1891-1973, Our Tree of Life, 1973, Bronze, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection, Gift of the Jacques and Yulla Lipchitz Foundation, MET 81.4.30

  • Manuel Mendive, Cuba, b. 1944, Aguas de Rio, 2013, Bronze, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Gift of the Artist, FIU 2013.31

  • Jean Claude Rigaud, United States, b. Haiti, 1945, Composition in Diamond, 2004, Stainless steel, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Gift of the Artist, FIU 2008.3

  • James Rosati, United States, 1912-1988, Untitled (Orange), 1963-1970, Painted steel, Florida International University, Gift of Fred and Joan Epstein, UC 1996.1

  • Steve Tobin, United States, b. 1957, The Bone Wall, 2001, Painted bronze, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Courtesy of the Artist, FIU L2003.22

  • Jeff Whyman, United States, b. 1953, The Forgetful Man, 1991, Corten® steel, burnished enamel, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Whyman, Oregon, FIU 95.03.01

  • Arnold Zimmerman, United States, b. 1954, Big Twister, 1986, Ceramic, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Museum Purchase, FIU 2018.2.1

  • Arnold Zimmerman, United States, b. 1954, Clown, 1986, Ceramic, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Museum Purchase, FIU 2018.2.3

  • Arnold Zimmerman, United States, b. 1954, Crane, 1986, Ceramic, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Museum Purchase, FIU 2018.2.2