Additional Outdoor Sculpture

Outdoor sculptures installed across campus are a key teaching and learning resource for the HBS community.

Collection

These sculptures are in the HBS Art and Artifacts Collection.

Mary Frank, Presence, 1985-1986 — Hamilton Courtyard

Mary Frank Presence, 1985-1986 — Hamilton Courtyard | Learn More

Jaume Plensa Inés, 2013 — Aldrich Lawn

Jaume Plensa Inés, 2013 Aldrich Lawn | Learn More

John Safer, Search, 1983 — Mellon Courtyard

John Safer Search, 1983 Mellon Courtyard | Learn More

Joel Shapiro, Untitled, 2003 — Peterson Park

Joel Shapiro Untitled, 2003 Peterson Park | Learn More

Exhibitions

Sentinel (Mami Wata) Exhibition

2022-2027

Originally commissioned for the art exhibition Prospect.5 in New Orleans, Simone Leigh’s 2020-21 bronze sculpture Sentinel (Mami Wata), is currently installed in Mellon Courtyard at Harvard Business School. This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of Bridgitt (MBA 1986) and Bruce Evans (MBA 1986) and through the establishment of the Bridgitt and Bruce Evans Contemporary Art Fund at Harvard Business School. Sentinel (Mami Wata) will be on loan to the School through 2027.

Simone Leigh, Sentinel (Mami Wata), 2020-21 — Mellon Courtyard

Simone Leigh Sentinel (Mami Wata), 2020-21 Mellon Courtyard | Learn More

Digital DNA Exhibition

2018-2023

Digital DNA is a seven-foot-tall egg-shaped sculpture made of printed circuit boards on fiberglass and styrofoam by artists Adriana Varella and Nilton Maltz. Originally commissioned by the city of Palo Alto in the early 2000’s, it is now on loan to Harvard Business School through the generosity of an anonymous donor through 2023.

Adriana Varella and Nilton Maltz, Digital DNA, 2005 — Batten Hall patio

Adriana Varella and Nilton Maltz Digital DNA, 2005 Batten Hall patio | Learn More

Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

2017-2018

This exhibition was made possible by the generosity of the artists and galleries, including Louise Bourgeois (The Easton Foundation), Jaume Plensa (Richard Gray Gallery), Erwin Wurm (Lehmann Maupin), and supported by a gift from an anonymous donor.

Louise Bourgeois, Eye Benches I, 1996-1997 — Executive Education Lawn

Louise Bourgeois Eye Benches I, 1996-1997 Executive Education Lawn | Learn More

Louise Bourgeois, Eye Benches II, 1996-1997 — Schwartz Common

Louise Bourgeois Eye Benches II, 1996-1997 Schwartz Common | Learn More

Jaume Plensa Inés, 2013 — Aldrich Lawn

Jaume Plensa Inés, 2013 Aldrich Lawn | Learn More

Erwin Wurm, Big Disobedience, 2016 — Schwartz Common

Erwin Wurm Big Disobedience, 2016 Schwartz Common | Learn More

Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

2016-2017

This exhibition was made possible by the generosity of the artists and galleries, including Tony Cragg (Lisson Gallery), Jaume Plensa (Richard Gray Gallery), Tony Tasset (Kavi Gupta Gallery), Hank Willis Thomas (Jack Shainman Gallery), and supported by a gift from an anonymous donor.

Tony Cragg, Over the Earth, 2014 — Dean’s House Lawn

Tony Cragg Over the Earth, 2014 Dean’s House Lawn | Learn More

Jaume Plensa Inés, 2013 — Aldrich Lawn

Jaume Plensa Inés, 2013 Aldrich Lawn | Learn More

Tony Tasset, Arrow Sculpture, 2015 — Schwartz Common

Tony Tasset Arrow Sculpture, 2015 Schwartz Common | Learn More

Hank Willis Thomas, Ernest and Ruth, 2015 — Schwartz Common

Hank Willis Thomas Ernest and Ruth, 2015 Schwartz Common | Learn More

The C. Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Collection supports Harvard Business School’s ongoing contemporary outdoor sculpture program.

Y. Shonibare CBE RA, Wind Sculpture (SG) V, 2019, stainless steel armature with hand painted glass reinforced polyester cast. 275 1/2×100×78 5/8 in, C Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Collection, HBS © Yinka Shonibare CBE RA. All Rights Reserved, DACS/ARS, NY 2023