SAN ANTONIO, TX.- The San Antonio Museum of Art is pleased to announce the completion of Round Ziggurat Fountain Plaza , a commissioned work by the world-renowned sculptor Jesús Moroles. In keeping with the architectural traditions of plazas in Latin American culture, the sculptural fountain is centrally located in the Museums Luby Courtyard. Constructed of Texas pink granite, the fountain blends elements of a circle and a stepped pyramid, with water housed in basins at the four corners and flowing through cavities that crisscross at the structures center. The acquisition process for this work began in 1992, but installation was delayed until the final determination of the location of SAMAs River Entrance could be confirmed.
Moroles was born in Corpus Christi , Texas in 1950. He received his BFA degree from the University of North Texas , Denton in 1978. From 1979-80, he worked in Pietrasanta , Italy . He is a member of the board of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington , D.C. Moroles lives and works in Rockport, Texas . The Moroles Cultural Center in Cerrillos , New Mexico serves as a multipurpose exhibition space for showcasing artists from other countries.
Moroles has installed over 2,000 works across the globe. His art is represented in public and private collections in China , Egypt , France , Italy , Japan , Switzerland , and the United States . Moroless sculptures have been included in over 300 museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide.
The dedication ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 3 pm in the Luby Courtyard of the San Antonio Museum of Art. The acquisition and installation of this work was made possible by the generous support of the Lillie and Roy Cullen Endowment Fund and Ann S. Bowers.