New Grotesques Celebration
Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
7 PM-8 PM
This free event will be held on Zoom. Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/Grotesques-Celebration
Join us in celebrating the newly completed grotesque statues and hear from those involved with this very special project! In 2017, the limestone grotesque statues atop Dyche Hall were removed to prevent further damage from the elements. A team of experts, who combined old world craft and modern technology, was assembled to create new statues to replace the old. Learn about the processes involved and meet the artists, master stonemasons Laura and Karl Ramberg, and KU Architecture faculty members Amy and Keith Van de Riet. Kris Krishtalka will emcee the celebration and share a special video from KU Marketing Communications, whose staff documented the remarkable process.