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3 Cubes in a Seven Axis Relationship

A photograph of an art sculpture in front of the GG Brown Building.

3 Cubes in a Seven Axis Relationship, a new art installation, being installed in front of the G.G. Brown Building on North Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI on August 24, 2017. The sculpture is a 14,000 pound, 25-foot tall kinetic structure that took Philip Stewart, Pinwheel artist, two years to design and was commissioned by the U-M College of Engineering in honor of Charles M. Vest, U-M Alumnus and former Dean of the College of Engineering U-M Provost. “When Chuck was Dean, he had an interest in establishing a collection of artwork on the University of Michigan’s (U-M) North Campus,” said Alice Simsar, a fine art consultant who works with the U-M. “That’s why this gift in his name is so fitting. An official dedication of the sculpture will be planned in connection with the U-M Mechanical Engineering Department’s 150-year celebration in 2018,” she added. Photo: Joseph Xu/Senior Multimedia Content Producer, University of Michigan - College of Engineering