春色视频

Take a Tour

If you visit the 春色视频 central campus, chances are you'll walk past one of听artist and 春色视频 Professor Robert Arneson'sEgghead听bronze sculptures. Since they began appearing on campus in 1991, the听works of art have caught the attention听鈥 and often hit the funny bone 鈥 of visitors as well as the听campus community.

Directions

Use our to get to 春色视频 and then, from Interstate 80, take exit 71 toward 春色视频.

Head听north onto Old Davis Road. At the traffic circle, continue straight.

Just past the bright orange Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Studies on your right (the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts will be ahead of you on the left), turn right on Hilgard Lane and park in the South Entry Parking Structure or in the parking lot behind.

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According to his widow, Sandra Shannonhouse, people viewing Arneson鈥檚 work should look beyond what seems to be 鈥渆dgy, naughty or funny鈥 to find more serious comments about political, social and economic issues. In the case of听The Egghead Series, created by one of our most famous professors specifically for 春色视频, the fun is to figure out for yourself what Arneson was saying about life at the university.

Arneson's听Egghead听series is scattered across the 春色视频 campus; some of the sculptures are tucked away and difficult to find. Use this tour to help you track them down.

Also, read about听the first听Egghead听Music Walk, held March 15, 2013, with members of the St. Louis Symphony performing music by 春色视频 composers, each of whom wrote a piece for a particular Egghead or two.

Ready to start your tour? (Use the directions at the right to get to the start.)

1.听See No Evil/Hear No Evil

One of two sculptures of the "See No Evil Hear No Evil" Eggheads

After leaving the South Entry parking lot, walk north on Mrak Hall Drive, passing the on your left and the on your right. Cross听over the Waterway, and you will see a grass circle听on this street with two听Eggheads听trying to communicate. This is听See No Evil/Hear No Evil.

Reinstalled:听November 2009

Description:听Two听Eggheads听face each other on adjacent grassy knolls speaking out of the corners of their mouths, but both lack ears.

Factoid:听Originally installed across the street in May 1994, the sculptures were moved to the grassy circle in front of Mrak Hall to make room for the 听expansion.

2. Eye on Mrak (Fatal Laff)

A sculpture of the "Fatal Laff" Egghead in front of Mrak Hall

Just north of听See No Evil/Hear No Evil听is the campus's main administration building, Mrak Hall. If it is open, cut through the building to the north entrance, where you'll see a single, unblinking eye staring at you from the bald head of听Eye on Mrak (Fatal Laff). Don't forget to look at the sculpture from the other side once you've walked past it on Mrak Mall.

Installed:听May 1994

Description:听The upside-down head points away from the administration building, laughing. On the back of the head, a single eye stares at Mrak Hall.

Factoid:听By far, this is the most popular听Egghead听that people choose to photograph, often with themselves in the picture.

3. Bookhead

Photo of the scultpure "Bookhead" Egghead at Shields Library

Continue down the long, grassy corridor to Hutchison Drive. Cross it carefully, looking out for bicyclists, and you'll find yourself at , where听Bookhead听is prominently displayed on the entrance patio. If you're here during finals week, you'll see many students doing their best impression of the ceramic scholar.

Installed:听October 1991

Description:听The head is face-down,听with a furrowed brow and its听nose buried in an open book.

Factoids:听Bookhead听is the only sculpture of the five that is painted a different color (a light blue); it was made from a slightly tougher enamel. Students kiss the sculpture for good luck.

4. Yin & Yang

Photo of woman sitting on top of one of two sculptures that comprise the "Yin & Yang" Eggheads

Now, turn around and head back to Hutchison Drive where you will turn left. After walking east about 150 yards, on the south side of the street you'll come upon the Art/Music/Theatre complex, with the colorful Wright Hall and Main Theatre in the center.听Yin & Yang听is located in the front courtyard.

Installed:听1992

Description: Two听Eggheads 鈥斕one, with eyes closed, is speaking. The other head is lying on its ear with the back of its head facing the speaker.

Factoids:听A replica of听Yin & Yang听sits on the Embarcadero in San Francisco (that's because the Arneson estate owns the听Eggheads, and considers each piece an edition).听Yin & Yang听lend themselves to many photos and as being a background for performance art.

5. Stargazer

Photo of sculpture "Stargazer" Egghead near Dutton Hall

To reach the final听Egghead, head north from Wright Hall. Cross Hutchison Drive and follow the sidewalk that runs past a bike parking area to the west and Olson Hall to the east. You'll end up at a bike circle at the intersection of East Quad and Shields Avenue. Cross Shields Avenue (again watching out for bicyclists) and continue north on East Quad, passing the brown shingled South Hall. Immediately after South Hall, turn right into a courtyard with a circular fountain and look to your left.听Stargazer听will be about 30 yards ahead of you.

Installed:听May 1994

Description:听The head is staring straight up with a slight smile on its face.

Factoid:听Stargazer, with its idealistic gaze toward the heavens, is located close to East Gate (look to the east on the same lawn for a brick wall), the original entrance to 春色视频听in 1908.

Well done! You've finished the tour. Now you can head over to East Quad down the path north of听Stargazer, cross the street and make your way to the听听to grab a snack before heading home.