PSU Centennial Mural

Murals of Crawford County Driving Tour

PSU Centennial Mural

Pittsburg, Kansas 66762, United States

Created By: Explore Crawford County


The Centennial Mural, designed by Mark Switlik (BFA ‘79) to celebrate PSU's 100th birthday, was completed in 2004 and can be found in Lindburg Plaza, on the north end of Nation Hall at Pitt State.

Switlik is known for his big art, and this mural doesn’t disappoint: It’s 43- by 41-feet.

He painted it using the fresco technique, incorporating pigment with water directly onto the building material, so he expects it to last 50 or 60 years.

It is part of Lindburg Plaza, bordered to the south by Gibson Dining Hall, Nation Hall, and Willard Hall, and to the north by Whitesitt Hall and McCray Hall. It is frequently the site for campus activities. Here, you also can see "Cadence," a sculpture designed by Jon Havener and dedicated in 2000, and Benelli Memorial Clock, dedicated in 2002 in memory of Martin "Bud" Benelli Sr., a longtime local jeweler and watchmaker.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Murals of Crawford County Driving Tour


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