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Broad Art Museum’s newest sculpture lands on campus

A new sculpture is gracing the Michigan State University campus. It’s called “The Bird.” Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with the artist, Will Ryman, and Broad Art Museum curator Caitlin Doherty.

A bird has landed on the MSU campus. Normally, that isn’t news, but this is an exceptional bird. It’s an enormous steel sculpture of a bird that has been obtained by the Broad Art Museum.

The piece is made from nails, probably the biggest nails you’ve ever seen.

“The Bird” is not inside the museum; nor is it in the adjacent sculpture garden. It’s across East Circle Drive, in a spot where it seems to be peeking over a hedge at the museum.

Current State’s Scott Pohl talks about The Bird with the museum’s curator, Caitlin  Doherty and New York-based artist Will Ryman.

Credit Eat Pomegranate Photography
"The Bird" was brought to MSU on the back of a flatbed truck.

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."
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