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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Burlington Ceramic Panel

Page address: http://lib.mnsu.edu/about/kozloff/burlington.html

For more information about Joyce Kozloff's artwork at the Minnesota State University, Mankato library, you can also read Around the World on the 44th Parallel in the January 1996 issue of Library Resources Newsletter.


Burlington panel Photos D. W. Allan)
Burlington Ceramic Panel
(Left Half)
Burlington Ceramic Panel
(Right Half)

Burlington, Vermont, reflects the 1960s counterculture, which still lingers there. Sparkly glazes provide a tie-dyed look while butterflies emerge from the surface of the tiles. New England stencil patterns reflect the historic use of such designs before wallpaper was imported.

In three sets of four panels each, Joyce Kozloff depicts cities located near the 44th parallel around the globe. Each four by seventeen-foot panel is composed of foot-square ceramic tiles applied to the wall surface with an adhesive. The project was commissioned through the Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places, sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board. The work was created at the Tile Guild in Los Angeles and installed in Minnesota State University, Mankato's Memorial Library in June 1995.