Masks of the Muses (1971)

south entrance, Evan and Evelyn Anderson Theatre, 6' high

Masks of the Muses, outside the Anderson Theatre, represents Melpomene and Thalia, goddesses of tragedy and comedy. Each contains within herself a tragic or comic view of the universe but is also haunted by a vision of the other. Melpomene knows sorrow, cruelty, and uncertainty but feels above her the pulsating rush of life. Thalia is ablaze with joy but sees the dark places and the shafts of death below.