These thirty pieces of sculpture are a small
part of a larger collection given by the estate of Dr. Arthur
R. Metz to Indiana University. An active alumnus and an
avid collector of both fine and decorative
arts, Dr. Metz retired from his medical practice in Chicago to the campus
of Indiana University in Bloomington.
Most of the collection, comprising around 900 objects—paintings,
photographs, books, porcelain, silver, animal artifacts,
and other memorabilia—is currently housed in the Metz
Suite, his retirement apartment in the Indiana
Memorial Union hotel. Fourteen bronze sculptures have been
accessioned into the collection of the Indiana
University Art Museum.