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Steel and glass sculpture by Don Gummer installed at Glick Institute

September 2011

Internationally recognized sculptor Don Gummer installed his 18-foot tall stainless steel and colored glass sculpture, titled "Open Eyes,"on Friday, Aug. 12, in front of the new Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, 1160 W. Michigan Street, on the Indiana University-Purdue University campus.

Gummer Statue

Sculptor Don Gummer's statue "Open Eyes" is installed at the new Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute in Indianapolis.

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The privately commissioned work will welcome patients to the home of the IU Department of Ophthalmology, made possible by a $30 million gift from Eugene and Marilyn Glick. The building was dedicated during a ceremony at 3 p.m., Aug. 19, at the IUPUI Campus Center.

Gummer spent his youth in Indianapolis, attending Ben Davis High School and the Herron School of Art. His public commissions can be seen in Evansville, Ind.; Youngstown, Ohio; North Adams, Mass.; and Kitakyushu, Japan.

His most recent solo exhibits have been in California, Massachusetts, New York, Indiana, Ohio and Italy.

To view more of Gummer's work, see