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Artwork
Tai Chi Figure
Green Hall
Lawrence, KS

Zhu Ming, 1985

This large piece, on the east lawn of Green Hall, was purchased by the Spencer Museum in 1987 with support from the Wescoe Fund, endowed by former Chancellor and Mrs. W. Clarke Wescoe. The piece honors Barbara Wescoe’s father, Judge Willard M. Benton, a 1920 alumnus of the School of Law. It was dedicated Oct. 31, 1987.

The bronze, cast and welded, is 8 feet 10 inches tall, 15 feet 11 inches wide and 7 feet deep. It portrays a figure in a dynamic pose typical of the soft-style martial art of tai chi, which emphasizes strength and balance.

Building
Templin Residence Hall
1515 Engel Road
Lawrence, KS 66045

Named for Olin Templin (1861-1943), a mathematics graduate who from 1883 to 1943 was professor of philosophy, dean of the College, chair of the Alumni Association, and secretary of the KU Endowment Association. He also was instrumental in establishing scholarship and residence halls. This seven-story residence hall, opened in 1959, was extensively remodeled in 1997 into single, two- and four-person suites for 274 men and women. Each floor, or “house,” honors a person or tradition of excellence at KU; an honors program community is based here, and students must attain a minimum GPA.

Building
Twente Hall
1545 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045

Originally Watkins Memorial Hospital, it opened in January 1932 and was built with funds donated by Elizabeth Miller Watkins, a doctor’s daughter and widow of Lawrence banker/financier J.B. Watkins, for whom it was named. The unusual splayed-V design of the stone building, by State Architect Joseph E. Radotinsky, accommodates its site on the edge of the hill Watkins owned.


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