The most conspicuous of MSU’s newest sculptures is “Victoria,” a towering accordion of arches by Curtis Pittman, installed two weeks ago next to the Breslin Center along Harrison Road installed in September 2017.

MSU is finishing a major renovation of the plaza surrounding the Breslin Center, and “Victoria” is the crowning touch. Pittman, who is based in Portland, Oregon, is both an architect and an artist, and his mastery of both disciplines is evident in the sculpture’s Gothic, ribbed arches and the play of light and color between them. Pittman called “Victoria” a symbolic torch to Sparta, and to “victory in academia.”