Online guide leads way to outdoor sculptures around Ohio

The William McKinley memorial by Hermon MacNeil in front of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Image by Ibagli, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The William McKinley memorial by Hermon MacNeil in front of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Image by Ibagli, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Across Ohio are hundreds of outdoor sculptures waiting to be discovered.

A database recently revised by Cleveland’s Sculpture Center is helping the lead way.

The nonprofit’s director tells The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer they’d like people in Ohio to discover the sculptures that are on the list and help document those that aren’t.

The center’s database has a place for people to submit new entries at http://www.oosi.sculpturecenter.org .

Some of the sculptures have high profiles, like the President William McKinley statue outside the Statehouse in Columbus and the one of baseball’s Bob Feller next to Progressive Field in Cleveland.

Many more are hidden in parks and neighborhoods all over the state.

Cleveland State University librarian Bill Barrow called public sculpture a “statement about the community,” reflecting its history, values and more.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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The William McKinley memorial by Hermon MacNeil in front of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Image by Ibagli, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The William McKinley memorial by Hermon MacNeil in front of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Image by Ibagli, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.