Spring Snapshots: Sun Shines on the Trova Gates

| May 3, 2013

Trova gates in the Webster Hall courtyard

Since December, pedestrians on the home campus in Webster Groves have experienced the result of the renovation of the Webster Hall courtyard, completed over winter break back when temperatures were cold and snow was frequent.

Now with the days turning warmer and longer, a signature feature of the courtyard is getting more moments in the sun.

The Trova gates on the south side of the courtyard provide an inviting entrance to the area from both directions. Created by renowned St. Louis sculptor Ernest Trova, the gates were donated to the University by Ron Greenberg, founder and owner of Greenberg Van Doren Gallery in Grand Center in St. Louis.

They appear on campus as part of the Public Art initiative.

Public Art at Webster University is art on campus that appears outside of the traditional art settings of studio/classrooms, museums, and galleries.

The Webster University Art Council aims to use public art on campus to promote, stimulate, respectfully provoke, and encourage intellectual dialogue, while celebrating art presence on campus.

An online catalog of many of the paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography, posters and prints is available at the Webster University Art Council page.

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