Artist: Forest Hart, Maine
Courtyard in front of Nutting Hall, Grove Street Extension
Nutting Hall is the academic home of students majoring in forestry and wildlife ecology; thus, the perfect location for this sculpture of inquisitive, climbing bear cubs. The artist, known for his “wildlife in bronze,” draws on his studies of taxidermy and animal behaviors to create impressionistic pieces. Look near the base for the red squirrel poking its head out of the tree. A nearby plaque notes the donor of the granite base, as well as the name of the alumnus (’39), a leader in the forest products industry, whom the sculpture honors. The sculpture is the centerpiece of the courtyard, dedicated in 2005.