Welcome Gate


Welcome Gate by Brian Hanlon

Photo By: Rowan University Planning

Year Installed: 2014
Artist: Brian Hanlon
Materials: Steel, Patina, Bronze
Dimensions: 19′ by 30′
Location: Bunce Green
Latitude & Longitude:
39.705172, -75.121432

The Welcome Gate, designed by Brian Hanlonis stainless steel, one-ton arch linking Rowan University’s past, present, and future. The work was crafted to complement the elegance of Bunce Hall’s 1920s design. Located on Whitney Avenue, this entrance leads to Bunce Hall, Rowan’s original academic building, and was the point through which the school’s earliest classes passed after disembarking their train to campus.

The arch project was initiated by Rowan’s Student Government Association and the Division of Student Life. It was funded in part through student gifts and funding for art on campus. It is set atop brick pillars built by the Glassboro State College Student Government Association, faculty, alumni, and friends in the late 1960s.

The arch is 19 feet high and 30 feet across. It is acid washed for a classic black patina and features forged steel bowls on either side with stylized Rowan torch flames and oak leaves.

Artist Brian Hanlon

A photograph of Brian Hanlon.

Brian Hanlon is a classically trained master sculptor and founder of Hanlon Sculpture Studio with over 300 public and private art pieces since 1987. Hanlon is a nationally-recognized artist from Toms River, NJ, specializing in bronze statues and plazas. Mr. Hanlon is the official Master Sculptor for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. | Learn More


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