Mirko, Initiation, 1961. Bronze.

The Mirko sculpture Initiation (1961), which has greeted guests to Krannert Art Museum since the 1960’s, will be temporarily covered starting Thursday, March 21, 2024. A protective enclosure will be installed to avoid damage to the sculpture while renovations to the museum continue through the summer. This phase of the renovation project includes modifications to the Link Gallery entrance from Peabody Drive to construct an accessibility ramp and entrance. The 10-foot-tall bronze sculpture by Italian artist Mirko Basaldella will remain covered until the Fall 2024 semester.