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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.  

Take a virtual tour of the Sculpture Park. Virtual tour by Zachary Balber. 

Film by Zachary Balber and Tomás Heslop, made possible with funding from Art Bridges. 

  • Daniel J. Martinez, b.1957, Los Angeles, California, lives and works in Los Angeles, California, A Meditation on the Possibility of Romantic Love or Where You Goin' with that Gun in Your Hand, Bobby Seale and Huey Newton Discuss the Relationships between Expressionism and Social Reality, 2005, White Carrara marble with steel base, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Gift of Debra and Dennis Scholl, FIU 2016.24a,b
  • Elisa Arimany, b.1932, Sant Vicenç de Castellet, Spain, lives and works in Spain and Miami, Florida, Dualitat, 2006, Cor-Ten Steel, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Gift of Rosa Sugrañes, Iberia Tile Corporation, FIU 2007.4
  • Elisa Arimany, b.1932, Sant Vicenç de Castellet, Spain, lives and works in Spain and Miami, Florida, The Third Rail, 1990-91, Cor-Ten Steel, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Gift of Rosa Sugrañes, Iberia Tile Corporation, SC 2017.8
  • Pablo Atchugarry, b. 1954, Montevideo, Uruguay, lives and works in Uruguay, 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. 1953, Israel, lives and works in United States, Journey’s End, 2016, Corten® steel, steel, granite, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Museum Purchase, FIU 2016.18

  • Lydia Azout, b. 1942, Bogotá, Colombia, lives and Works in Colombia, 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, b. 1947, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, lives and works in Miami, Florida, 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, b. 1924—d. 2013, London, England, 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, b. 1954, Heredia, Costa Rica, lives and works in Costa Rica, Carizia, 2005, Bronze, Courtesy of TresArt Gallery, FIU L2016.1.2

  • Jiménez Deredia, b. 1954, Heredia, Costa Rica, lives and works in Costa Rica, Centinela, 2004, Bronze, Courtesy of TresArt Gallery, FIU L2016.1.4

  • Jiménez Deredia, b. 1954, Heredia, Costa Rica, lives and works in Costa Rica, Genesis, 2005, Bronze, Courtesy of TresArt Gallery, FIU L2016.1.1

  • Jiménez Deredia, b. 1954, Heredia, Costa Rica, lives and works in Costa Rica, Si Mismo, 2000, Bronze, Courtesy of TresArt Gallery, FIU L2016.1.3

  • Charles Ginnever, b. 1932, San Mateo, California—d. 2019, Putney, Vermont, 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, b. 1943, Lexington, Kentucky, lives and works in the Tampa, Florida, I Lean, 2012, Painted steel, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, FIU 2013.11

  • Alexander Liberman, b. 1912 Kyiv, Ukraine—d. 1999, Miami, Florida, Argosy, 1980, Painted steel, Florida International University, Gift of the Martin Z. Margulies Family Collection, UC 2008.9

  • Jacques Lipchitz, b. 1891, Druskininkai, Lithuania—d. 1973, Capri, Italy, 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, b. 1944, Havana, Cuba, lives and works in San José de la Lagas, Cuba, Aguas de Rio, 2013, Bronze, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Gift of the Artist, FIU 2013.31

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

  • James Rosati,, b. 1912 Washington, Pennsylvania—d. 1988, New York, New York, Untitled (Orange), 1963-1970, Painted steel, Florida International University, Gift of Fred and Joan Epstein, UC 1996.1

  • Steve Tobin, b. 1957, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lives and works in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, The Bone Wall, 2001, Painted bronze, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Courtesy of the Artist, FIU L2003.22

  • Arnold Zimmerman, b. 1954, Poughkeepsie, New York, lives and works in Hudson, New York, Big Twister, 1986, Ceramic, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Museum Purchase, FIU 2018.2.1

  • Arnold Zimmerman, b. 1954, Poughkeepsie, New York, lives and works in Hudson, New York, Clown, 1986, Ceramic, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Museum Purchase, FIU 2018.2.3

  • Arnold Zimmerman, b. 1954, Poughkeepsie, New York, lives and works in Hudson, New York, Crane, 1986, Ceramic, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Museum Purchase, FIU 2018.2.2

  • Jeff Whyman, b.1953, St. Louis, Missouri, lives and works in the Delray Beach, Florida, 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

  • Joyce De Guatemala, b. 1938, Mexico City, Mexico—d. 2000, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Untitled, 1990, Stainless steel, Florida International University