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Louise Heublein McCagg '55, P78

Louise Heublein McCagg '55, P78 is a talented sculptor who donated "The Grandmothers" exhibit to Dana Hall in honor of Dana’s Centennial Celebration.
Louise Heublein McCagg '55, P78 is a talented sculptor who donated "The Grandmothers" exhibit to Dana Hall (located outside of Dana's Dining Center) in honor of Dana’s Centennial Celebration.

“For the 100th anniversary of a school for young women, it seemed right that a sculpture should recall our progenetrix: our caring grandmothers whose accomplishments are varied and whose hopes for us were so strong that they support us even today” McCagg explained. “There are other women, too, who encourage us; women of accomplishment who might be called our spiritual grandmothers…Each figure represents a field of endeavor: one the visual, the other the literary arts.”

McCagg’s prefered medium is metal, and she works primarily with aluminum, bronze and tombasil. She received her BA from Barnard College and an MFA in Sculpture from Michigan State University. McCagg served as a Dana Trustee from 1978-1984 and Corporator from 1985-1988. In 2005, she was awarded the Dana Hall Distinguished Alumna Award. McCagg’s daughter Xanda graduated from Dana in 1978.

McCagg has participated in solo and group exhibitions around the world. Her sculptures can be found in collections such as Lyman Allyn Museum of Art in Connecticut, and the Wharton Center for Performing Arts in Michigan. Please visit her website to see more of her work.
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  • Maya

    "My favorite Dana Hall memory would be the first time I ever sang the Alma Mater with my fellow classmates. That was most definitely the first time I felt like I was truly a part of something. Joining hands with my future Silver Sisters made me truly feel like I was a Dana girl."
    -Maya '20