Mark Arts

Koch Family Sculpture Garden

Entry way to Koch Family Sculpture Garden
The Koch Family Sculpture Garden is an outdoor gallery showcasing an eclectic collection of sculptures including Diana and The Fawn by Bruce Moore and Fred Suderman’s contemporary sculpture Red Circle.

The sculpture garden features granite benches and a black-bottom pool highlighting two porpoise statutes by Bob Gottschall donated by Center patrons Helen and Jay Galloway and decorative gates designed by Wichita sculptor Chris Brunner.

Howard W. Ellington, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Director Emeritus, first developed the design concept for a sculpture garden at the Center in 1992.  The sculpture garden remained only a concept until 2010, when in celebration of the Center’s 90th anniversary, the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation provided the lead gift of $90,000 to make the sculpture garden a reality.  With this gift and through generous contributions from Women of Wichita, the Courtney and the Marcellette Davis Trust and Deanna Murray, ground was broken on the Koch Family Sculpture Garden in May 2011.  The firm of GLMV Architecture collaborated with Mr. Ellington and served as architect of record on the sculpture garden’s construction.