Off the beaten path

The History of Dairying sculpture

The sun-dappled courtyard at the Food Sciences Building offers a secluded breakroom, complete with a running fountain and spectacular art piece. Christian Petersen's 1934 sculpture, The History of Dairying, is the focal point of the enclosed courtyard, accessible only through the building. The sculpture and fountain recently were restored and reopened this spring. The courtyard is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Photo by Bob Elbert.