Wings of Learning

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G. ALDEN SMITH (1912–1993)
Wings of Learning, 1962, Welded brass and steelGift of the Class of 1962

This sculpture represents the artist’s visual concept of the learning process,

with intertwining limbs bursting into an open upward movement. G. Alden Smith served as the Head of the Art and Art History Department at WSU from 1962 – 1978 and was pivotal in developing the sculpture department where he mentored such students as David Barr, Sergio De Giusti, Jim Pallas and others.