The setting provided by founding Director Bob Wilson’s creative design of the laboratory and his many sculptures are an enduring source of pride for those associated with Fermilab and for the surrounding community. One of the sculptures that has gained widespread attention is “Tractricious.”

Evening rainbow

Egret silhouette, reflective obelisk, bright moon, rainbow sky: throwback to an early evening in August.

Water to the ropes

Robert Wilson was a man born out of his time. He lived in America from 1914 to 2000, but he really belonged to the central Italy of the 1500s. One ever-present reminder of this is the sculpture that sits in the reflecting pond in front of Wilson Hall.

It’s almost as symmetrical a perspective on “Broken Symmetry” as you can achieve: The third arch bisects the arc formed by the other two on a gorgeous September day.