Newly restored "Spanish Music" (1916) by Burt Johnson, in Lebus Court, 2015

Newly restored “Spanish Music” (1916) by Burt Johnson, in Lebus Court, 2015

Photograph of model of Burt Johnson's "Spanish Music," 1916 sent by artist to President Blaisdell

Photograph of model of Burt Johnson’s “Spanish Music,” 1916 sent by artist to President Blaisdell

On Friday, August 14, 2015 Burt Johnson’s 1916 sculpture “Spanish Music,” expertly restored by Donna Williams of Williams Conservation, was reinstalled on the rebuilt fountain in Lebus Court.  The sculpture was a gift to the college of the Class of 1915 and had remained in place in the courtyard until earlier this year, when a section of the fountain collapsed, leading to its rebuilding by McEachron Construction and Design based on photographs of the original fountain, and providing the opportunity to repair the statue’s broken flute and conduct an overall restoration.   There will be a reception in Lebus Court to celebrate the restored fountain and statue early in the fall semester, so keep an eye out for the announcement on this News page.

McEachron Construction and Design Team installing statue--Gabe Senica, Mike McEachron (kneeling) and Justin Kelly

McEachron Construction and Design Team installing statue–from left to right: Gabe Senica, Mike McEachron (kneeling) and Justin Kelly