Weather Tower by Jerald Jacquard

TITLE: Weather Tower
ARTIST: Jerald Jacquard
DATE: 1985
MATERIALS: painted steel
DIMENSIONS: 20′ x 7′ x 6′
TYPE: sculpture

Jerald Jacquard’s deep purple Weather Tower (1985) stands 18 feet tall, offering playful witness to the coming and going of the seasons. How amusing it would be to remain steadfast while the world changed around us, Jacquard may be suggesting.

Weather Tower was acquired by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1999, where it stood at the front entrance until it moved to IUPUI’s campus in 2005.

Born in Lansing, Michigan in 1937, Jacquard established a sculpture department at the University of Illinois, Chicago and later was a professor of art at Indiana University for more than 25 years. He has been awarded several major awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

To learn more about this artwork, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_Tower, which includes information created by Herron School of Art and Design and IUPUI Museum Studies faculty and students in 2009 as part of “A Survey of IUPUI Public Art.”