Support the Replacement of the Dyche Hall Grotesques

In fall 2017,  the eight iconic hand-carved grotesques of mythical beasts that have adorned Dyche Hall for almost 115 years will be taken down and placed in the Panorama Gallery of the KU Natural History Museum.

The fantastical limestone animals, each about three feet tall, have suffered serious erosion since their installation in 1903 when Dyche Hall was built.  They will be wrapped and crated, and removed by crane. The museum will completely unwrap one or two of grotesques for display in the gallery.

Funds raised will hire an artist to replace each of the grotesques with carved replicas, as the originals are irreparable.

Please support this project with your tax-deductible contribution. Gifts of any size will help create these sculptures and put them back on Dyche Hall. Thank you!

Please complete the form below and click on "Submit Donation" to make your tax-deductible donation.

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Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum

1345 Jayhawk Blvd.

Lawrence, KS 66045