Project History

Landmarks acquired Sentinel IV by Simone Leigh to grace the courtyard of the Anna Hiss Gymnasium and offer opportunities for reflection and engagement. The sculpture honors Black femininity while also investigating historical and intersecting ideas of race, beauty, and the association of Black women’s bodies with work.  

Funding for Sentinel IV was provided by the capital improvement project for the Anna Hiss Gymnasium. Landmarks gives special thanks to the following: 


Darrell Bazzell and Financial and Administrative Services 
Andrée Bober and Landmarks 
Michael Carmagnola and Project Management and Construction Services  
Campus Master Planning Committee 
David Darling and the Office of Campus Planning and Facilities Management 
Jay Hartzell and the Office of the President 
Landmarks Advisory Committee 
Ramón Rivera-Servera and the College of Fine Arts 
Larry Singell and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost 

Project Team 

Asakura Robinson, landscape architecture  
Andrée Bober, curator and director, Landmarks 
Nisa Barger, project manager, Landmarks 
Robert Hengst, Project Management and Construction Services  
Ross Johnson, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost 
Simone Leigh, artist 
Lord Aeck Sargent, architecture  
Patrick Sheehy Fine Art Services, art installation 
SpawGlass, construction 

Special Thanks 

Rebecca Adib, Simone Leigh Studio 
Megan Ardery, Resnicow + Associates 
Paul Bardagjy, photography  
Eboné Bishop, Evolv Culture 
Christina Cary, Hauser & Wirth 
Douglas Dempster, former dean, College of Fine Arts 
Claire Eddleman-Heath, Asakura Robinson  
André Fuqua, development, Landmarks 
Christine Gwillim, education, Landmarks 
Bill Haddad, technology 
Andrea Keane, event planner, Landmarks 
Mary Margaret Kennedy, operations, Landmarks  
John Kisner, Lord Aeck Sargent 
Logan Larsen, communications, Landmarks  
Margaret-Anne Logan, Resnicow + Associates  
Marla Martinez, Financial and Administrative Services  
Maurie McInnis, former Executive Vice President and Provost 
Alexandra Mendez, intern, Landmarks 
Christina Murrey, photography 
Relyn Myrthil, research assistant  
Sophie Treharne Nurse, Hauser & Wirth 
David Resnicow, Resnicow + Associates 
Margaret Robinson, Asakura Robinson  
Linda Shaunessy, Business Contracts 
Cherise Smith, African and African Diaspora Studies 
John Starr, Lord Aeck Sargent  
Kathleen Brady Stimpert, deputy director, Landmarks 
Stephanie Taparauskas, development, Landmarks 
Vault Fine Art Services 
Stephanie Sparling Williams, curatorial contributor  
Christine Wong, College of Fine Arts 
Reagan Woodlock, design, Landmarks 
Ali Wysopal, collections, Landmarks 
John Yancey, Fine Arts Diversity Council