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Math Trails – Rickey

A Family Walk

A self-guided learning tour connecting math and science with the kinetic sculptures of South Bend native George Rickey

START at the southeast corner of Jefferson and Michigan, and go north. There are five sculptures in this walk:

  1. SE corner of Michigan and Jefferson (Two Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory)
  2. NW corner of Michigan and Jefferson (Two Planes Vertical Horizontal IV)
  3. SW corner of Michigan and Colfax (Four L's Excentric II)
  4. Jon R. Hunt Plaza, outside the Morris (Annular Eclipse V)
  5. Then head south to:
  6. SW corner of Michigan and Washington (Breaking Column)
  7. Then take Washington east to:
  8. South Bend Museum of Art's rotunda entrance (Chevron Theme)

Two Rectangles
George Rickey, Two Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory, 1994, stainless steel. Southeast corner of Michigan and Jefferson.

Two Planes
George Rickey, Two Planes Vertical Horizontal IV, 1974, stainless steel. Northwest corner of Michigan and Jefferson.

Four Ls Excentric II
George Rickey, Four L's Excentric II, 1978-1990, stainless steel. Southwest corner of Michigan and Colfax.

Annular Eclipse V
George Rickey, Annular Eclipse V, 2000, stainless steel. Jon R. Hunt Plaza, Morris Performing Arts Center

Breaking Column
George Rickey, Breaking Column, 1989, stainless steel Southeast corner of Michigan and Washington.

Chevron Theme
George Rickey, Chevron Theme, 1990, stainless steel. Outside of front rotunda, South Bend Museum of Art.

George Rickey
Kinetic Sculpture
South Bend 2009–10

A year-long collaborative celebration of internationally renowned artist and South Bend native George Rickey.

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Arts Everywhere

For related science activities and additional information, see NISMEC's webpage at

Innovation: George Rickey Kinetic Sculpture is a collaboration among the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, the South Bend Museum of Art, Notre Dame's Snite Museum of Art, the Estate of George Rickey, the George Rickey Foundation, and 1st Source Bank, with assistance from the City of South Bend.

All art by George Rickey is a copyright of the Estate of George Rickey/George Rickey Foundation. Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

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