Kenyon College



Antoni Milkowski
(American 1935-2001)

Karvi, 1991.
Stainless and corten steel.
Kenyon College Collection; Gift of Susan Hartung, Anna and Stefan Miilkowski; siting funds donated by Kenyon Class of 1957.

On Public View: Kenyon College, Horvitz Hall, Southeast Lawn

Karvi complements the aesthetic of its neighbor, the studio art building, in their shared geometric form and industrial materials. Antoni Milkowski was an American minimalist sculptor who graduated Kenyon College with a degree in biology in 1957. Following his graduation from Hunter College in 1965, he began sculpting repetitive, geometric forms. His work uses industrial materials and shapes to emphasize the contrast between the natural world and the human-made world. Milkowski’s sculptures seem to defy the laws of nature. As one moves around Karvi, there is a sense that the form is shifting in space. Additionally, from some angles, the sculpture appears to be defying the laws of physics.

Emma Garschagen `18