Giving Back: ‘Night Wave’ art is gift from Hood Family

Night Wave sculptureNewly installed this year on the campus art scene is the striking black metal sculpture “Night Wave.”

The large-scale artwork, installed just outside the south entrance to the Laboratory Science Building, is a gift from former Marinette residents Robert C. Hood and his wife, Marjorie. The couple commissioned the piece by artist Bud Furch and announced the donation in 2005.

Robert Hood, who passed away in 2007, was an early friend of UW-Green Bay and its founding chancellor, Edward Weidner. As president of the Ansul Corporation, a leading chemical and fire equipment manufacturer, and as a patron of the fine arts, he was instrumental in bringing a two-year UW Center System campus to Marinette and in building strong ties to the new UW-Green Bay. In 1971, Hood was among the first to receive the University’s highest community honor, the Chancellor’s Award.