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Richard Marcusen Sculpture Garden

The Garden is a place of beauty, inspiration, and thoughtful reflection. It is a perfect balance of art, education, nature and spirit.

Richard Marcusen

November 4, 2015



Yes, I would like to help match the YCF gift of $10,000 for the next sculpture


For more information regarding donations contact:
Yavapai College Foundation - (928)776-2025 or foundation@yc.edu


For more information regarding tours contact:
Yavapai College Art Gallery - (928)776-2031


  • Richard Marcusen
  • People at the event
  • Penny Willis
  • Steve and Richard
  • Penny and Richard
  • Richard's Wife
  • Richard's Wife at Podium
  • Man at the podium
  • Penny at the podium
  • Man wearing a hat
  • Someone telling a story
  • Steve and the hat man
  • Artwork at the event
  • Mugs of the event with the Art Gallery logo
  • Table display at the event
  • Lucy and friend at the event
  • Pauul and friend
  • Hat man again
  • Penny, Richard, Richard's wife and guest

Yavapai College (YC) District Governing Board (DGB) voted unanimously to rename the Sculpture Garden, the Richard Marcusen Sculpture Garden at Yavapai College at the DGB meeting on October 6, 2015.

The naming is in recognition of Dick’s exemplary service to Yavapai College. He began teaching at YC in 1971 and was instrumental in establishing the Art Programs, Gallery, and Sculpture Garden through FRIENDS of YC Art. Upon his retirement, he was awarded Emeritus Art Faculty status.


During his 30 years of work with FRIENDS of YC Art, Dick helped facilitate more than 40,000 hours of volunteer labor and raise an estimated $1,163,864 in outright and in-kind gifts to build the YC Sculpture Garden.

The Richard Marcusen Sculpture Garden is the best kept secret in Prescott located on the Prescott Campus of Yavapai College, to the west and north of the Performing Arts Center.

The Garden is a place of beauty, inspiration, and thoughtful reflection. It is a perfect balance of art, education, nature and spirit.