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Mural Unveiled in Whittier Hall

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Associate Dean William Baldwin cuts the ribbon with Professor Judith Burton and TC Instructor and muralist Tom Lollar

Associate Dean William Baldwin cuts the ribbon with Professor Judith Burton and TC Instructor and muralist Tom Lollar

A set of ceramic tiles forming a mural specially created for TC, was recently unveiled in the lobby of Whittier Hall. Tom Lollar, an eminent muralist who has worked around the world creating installation pieces, created the work. This is Lollar's 16th year as a Ceramics Instructor for TC's Ceramics Program. He has created pieces that focus on an interpretation of Morningside Heights' history and its interaction with the College.

In addition to these works, Lollar has murals depicting aerial views of cities displayed in Tokyo's Century Plaza Hotel, at Cleveland University-College of Urban Affairs in Ohio, and in corporate offices in Osaka, Japan, Columbus, Ohio, Washington, D.C., New York and many others. In 2002, he was selected over more than 200 other artists to create murals for public buildings in Ohio by the Arts Council for the State of Ohio. Lollar also serves as the Curator of Collections at Lincoln Center. The murals in Whitter Hall were made possible through the Myers Trust for commissioning and purchasing works, which was established by Col. Eugene Meyers, a former Student of TC.

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