Mad Campus: An Outdoor Installation Adventure
Need your art fix but don’t want to confine yourself to the dimly lit halls of a museum on this beautiful fall day?
Is merely looking at art not enough for you? Do you need to touch, climb on, or crawl through a piece to truly understand it?
Would you like to meet a larger-than-life inflatable cowboy?
Well, then I’ve got an adventure for you! MadArt, an organization that provides opportunities for artists to create large-scale installations in public spaces, has facilitated its latest display on the University of Washington‘s campus! Mad Campus features twelve artists’ interactive sculptures, each strategically placed in the university’s courtyards, gardens, and lawns. Many of the artists are even alumni of the UW’s School of Art + Art History + Design.
You don’t need to be a student to stroll the hallowed campus grounds and enjoy feelings of delight and wonder as you stumble upon these outdoor sculptures. MadArt specializes in bringing art to the public. Simply head over to UW, grab a map, and embark on the art scavenger hunt of a lifetime! You will wander past stately buildings, gnarled trees, and diligent students as you look high and low for the next sculpture in your quest. Seeking and discovering each site-specific piece is absolutely enchanting.
There are only ten more days to experience Mad Campus! The installation is on display through October 25th.
Below are some images from my own fun-filled afternoon discovering and photographing MadCampus: