Burlington City Arts

Ethan Allen

Greenmount Cemetery, Colchester Avenue
1873, marble


Tree Of Knowledge

UVM library
c.1963, bronze
Paul Aschenbach grew up in Randolph, Vermont as the son of a blacksmith. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and started his career as an artist making liturgical pieces. He became a professor at UVM, where he taught sculpture for 30 years. The Tree of Knowledge was given to UVM by the class of 1962.

Photo by Michael Weizenegger


Kindred Spirits

UVM Fleming Museum
1991, painted steel
Smith created this piece while serving as an artist-in-residence at UVM. While his vocabulary of forms draws heavily from traditional African Art, his work is easily categorized as Abstract Expressionist. Kindred Spirits’ placement at the Fleming Museum set the stage for an exhibition of Smith’s drawings and smaller sculpture at the museum in 1999.

Photo by Michael Weizenegger



UVM Green, N. Prospect Street
1883, bronze
Just as great classical heroes were immortalized in the empires of our political roots, Americans began immortalizing their heroes in much the same fashion to symbolize their independence. Lafayette came to the Colonies from France expressly to help America gain independence from the British and quickly became a general in the army. John P. Howard gifted this piece to UVM to commemorate Lafayette’s visit to Vermont in 1825.

Photo by Michael Weizenegger


Ira Allen

UVM Green, N. Prospect Street
1921, bronze
Ira Allen came to Vermont to work with his brothers as a surveyor for the newly forged northern territory. Brother of famed Green Mountain Boy, Ethan Allen, Ira Allen acquired his own source of fame as the founding father of the University of Vermont Medical College. This piece was donated to UVM by James Wilbur in 1921.

Photo by Michael Weizenegger


The Burlington Earth Clock

Oakledge Park
2007, granite
The Burlington Earth Clock is the first project of Circles for Peace, a Vermont grassroots non-profit organization that is based on the philosophy that inner peace and inner strength can be restored by witnessing the rhythms and cycles of nature.


Water Treatment Plant Sculpture Collection

Burlington Bike Path, south of water treatment plant