Eschaton: Sanctuary for the End of Time, a permanent art installation by Nancy Randall, was placed on the grounds of the Collegeville Institute in October of 2014. Nancy Randall is a critically acclaimed American artist who has maintained a serious artistic practice for more than half a century, with nature as her enduring muse. Nancy’s work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center, the Frederick Weisman Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution, among other public and private collections.
Through Eschaton: Sanctuary for the End of Time, Nancy presents a sanctuary for the 21st century. With recurring motifs such as cicada, wolf, raven, bear, migrating herds, boat, and helmet, Eschaton creates a place where artists, scholars, and students can meditate on the dynamic exchange of life and death, art and nature. Eschaton considers the possibilities that exist outside the constraints of time. The installation was made possible by the generous support of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board through the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Find out more about the project through this video by City Visions MN: