PUBLIC ART

Centennial Stairs

Title: Centennial Stairs

Artist: Kyle McKenzie

Location: Missouri Southern State University, George A. Spiva Library (3950 East Newman Road)

Date Completed: December 2016

Description: Housed in Missouri Southern State University’s library, this three-panel mural depicts a library patron walking up a staircase accompanied by allegorical figures from different time periods, all of whom are climbing above and beyond the circumstances they were born into. Each panel symbolizes the essential role of libraries and learning, and the pivotal part they played in important cultural progress.