Project History

Landmarks purchased Spiral of the Galaxy by Marc Quinn to anchor the gateway to the Dell Medical School. The conch carries cultural and religious significance, and among many interpretations can be seen here as a complex structure that protects delicate organisms.

Funding for the acquisition of Spiral of the Galaxy was provided by the capital improvement project for Dell Medical School. This project would not have been possible without generous assistance from many including: 


Andrée Bober and Landmarks
Pat Clubb and University Operations
Douglas Dempster and the College of Fine Arts
Gregory Fenves and the Office of the President
Clay Johnston and Dell Medical School
Landmarks Advisory Committee
Bob Rawski and the Office of Facilities Planning and Construction
David Rea and the Office of Campus Planning and Facilities Management
Frederick Steiner and the Campus Master Planning Committee

Project Team

Nisa Barger, project manager, Landmarks
Andrée Bober, curator and director, Landmarks
Karel Kozeh, Office of Facilities Planning and Construction
Hansel Phelps
Marc Quinn, artist
Page Sutherland Page
Sasaki and Associates
Patrick Sheehy and Vault Fine Art Services

Special Thanks

Mary Boone, Mary Boone Gallery
Deb Duval, event coordinator
Gilles Heno-Coe, collections management, Landmarks
Masterpiece International
Nick Nobel, external affairs, Landmarks
Jim Oliver, Mary Boone Gallery
Bill Simpson, Office of Facilities Planning and Construction
Damian Smith, Marc Quinn studio
Larry Speck, School of Architecture
Stephanie Tapauraskas, development, Landmarks
Amanda Tofflemire, Dell Medical School
Jennalie Lyons, development, Landmarks
Ron Warren, Mary Boone Gallery
Robin K. Williams, curatorial contributor
Misa Yamamoto, College of Fine Arts
Catherine Zinser, education, Landmarks