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 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.
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 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 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-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 Work · Various Students
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 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.
Finest 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.
Burchell 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.