The City of Birmingham is actively seeking a replacement for the library’s former sculpture Journey Home by Dennis Oppenheimer.
The Public Arts Board and Public Library Board have created a joint committee that is seeking a sculpture for loan or donation. The initial terms of the loan are negotiable, but preferably between 2-5 years. The City will provide insurance for the art piece while the artist is responsible for the transportation and installation costs.
The committee would like the new sculpture to be placed on the existing pad on the southwest corner of the property. They are interested in a piece that is contextual in size that compliments the library building and open space. The committee will review applications until a suitable sculpture is selected.