|5. Sculpture, Three Musicians by Samuel Cashwan, ca. 1940, southwest lawn of MSU Music Building
The Three Musicians is all that remains of a pair of large angular concrete sculptural groupings that flanked the streamlined 1930s MSU Band Shell. Designed by O. J. Munson and funded by the WPA/ FAP and a gift from the Class of 1937, the Band Shell was located where Bessey Hall now stands. Three Musicians was moved to its present site when the shell was destroyed.
|6. Jenison Fieldhouse, 1940
Also by O. J. Munson, this PWA-funded building is characteristic of early 1940s architecture. Horizontal and vertical elements culminate in a monumental entrance, accentuated by low reliefs. Inside, the entrance hall is dominated by a staircase with geometric Art Deco details in the form of lamps and railings.
|7. Sculpture, Children Reading by Clivia Calder, ca. 1938, Michigan Avenue entrance to Williams Hall
This small yet vibrant glazed terracotta sculpture and fish head fountain spout, are part of a garden wall that leads to Sarah Langdon Williams Hall. Completed through the WPA/FAP programs, the three young girls reading serve as a symbol of education.