America’s College Museums: Handbook & Directory (2nd ed) by Victor J. Danilov

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The Marshall M; Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State University features more than 1,000 works relating to the career of sculptor Fredericks. The sculpture parks include the Frederick D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, with over 70 figural and abstract works on 5 acres at the University of California, Los Angeles; Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden, Iowa State University; Henry Lay Sculpture Garden, St. Louis University; and Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Governors State University.

Natural and cultural museums now have some of the largest collections of specimens and other objects in such fields as anthropology, archaeology, biology, botany, entomology, ethnology, geology, mineralogy, paleontology, and zoology. Among those with extensive collections are the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, more than 30 million; Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, over 20 million; University of Nebraska State Museum, 15 million; Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, more than 12 million; University of Kansas Natural History Museum, 8 million; and Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma, over 7 million.

Murphy Sculpture Garden, with over 70 figural and abstract works on 5 acres at the University of California, Los Angeles; Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden, Iowa State University; Henry Lay Sculpture Garden, St. Louis University; and Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Governors State University. Art Galleries One out of three museums and galleries at American universities and colleges is an art gallery. The number of campus art galleries now exceeds 668, and the total keeps growing. Many of the largest institutions have more than one gallery.

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