© 2024 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
TECHNOTE: 90.5 FM and AM870 reception

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 has maintained an on-call schedule reporting for WKAR following his retirement after 36 years on the air at the station.
Related Content
To help strengthen our local reporting as WKAR's fiscal year ends, we need 75 new or upgraded sustainers by June 30th. Become a new monthly donor or increase your donation to support the trustworthy journalism you'll rely on before Election Day. Donate now.