Administered by City of Muskegon Board of Education Southern Avenue Muskegon Michigan
Located Muskegon High School Muskegon Michigan
Cast 1929. Dedicated Oct. 21, 1929
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Michigan survey, 1993.
SOS Conservation Treatment Award, 2001.
A female figure representing Alma Mater stands dressed in Classical robes, her proper right hand resting on a decorated urn. The figure stands atop a square base in the center of an exedra that is adorned with relief panels on each side. On the base below the figure of Alma Mater is a profile portrait of Muskegon philanthropist and businessman Charles H. Hackley (1837-1905). The relief panel on the proper right side of the exedra depicts a reclining male figure representing Mercury. He is nude except for his winged hat. He leans against a basket full of fruit, his proper left arm resting on the basket, his proper right arm extended forward and holding a staff with a bird on it. The relief panel on the proper left side of the exedra depicts a reclining male figure in the arms of a kneeling female figure representing the Good Samaritan. The reliefs symbolize Charles Hackley's philanthropy and business interests.
Figure female--Full length
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Education
Religion--New Testament--Good Samaritan
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums