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Here is a listing of a few of the many public art displays located throughout Modesto.  

If you would like a guide referencing all the public art displays, please contact our office or the McHenry Museum at (209) 577-5366.

 

Abstract SculptureAbstract Sculpture   ·  By Armaldo Pomodoro
1700 Standiford Avenue
Located at the Standiford Center, this contemporary sculpture is an outstanding use of metal tubes and nature's light rays.

 

American GriffitiAmerican Graffiti  ·  By Betty Saletta
J Street & Needham Avenue
A life-size sculpture depicting a teenage boy and girl conversing on the front fender of a classic car from the film's early 1960's era.

 

Newspaper BoyNewspaper Boy  ·  By Betty Saletta
15th & I Street
At McClatchy Park, named in honor of the McClatchy newspaper chain, stands a bronze statue of a young newspaper boy and a dog.

 

The WestThe West  ·  By Betty Saletta
11th & I Street
The titan figure depicts Chief Estanislao, the Native American for whom Stanislaus County is named, overlooking a natural stream bed.

 

The Fur Trapper-ExplorerThe Fur Trapper-Explorer  ·  By Betty Saletta
Brighton Avenue & Rose Avenue
A life-size bronze sculpture welcoming visitors to our city and the surrounding bluffs of the Dry Creek area along Scenic Drive.

 

Class WorkClass Work  ·  Various Students
MJC Campus
Several works of art are located throughout the MJC campus including a large colorful mural, a metal sculpture, and a moving open kinetic cube.

 

Circle of LifeCircle of Life  ·  By Clement Renze
McHenry Avenue & Leveland Avenue
A contemporary bronze sculpture depicting doves gracefully stands on the corner.

 

Three Graces  ·  By Clement Renze
Veneman Drive & Dale Road
Enhancing the exterior of a contemporary building stand this circle of three women engaged in conversation.

 

blankFinest Art  ·  By Betty Saletta
1700 Coffee Road
Standing in front of Memorial Hospital is a sculpture honoring the nursing profession with the display of a nurse caring for a child.

 

Flower Clock  ·  By Modesto Garden Club
10th Street & K Street
In front of the Modesto Centre Plaza is a horticultural clock donated to the City and maintained by the Modesto Garden Club in memory of Aileen Gallo.

 

blankBurchell Fountain  ·  Gift from the Burchells
McHenry Avenue & Briggsmore Avenue
Built in cooperation with the Modesto Irrigation District, the Burchell Fountain was a gift to the City from Irvin and Esther Burchell.
 
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