Alumni and students gather at Alumni Park grand opening and Bucky statue unveiling

After an hour of celebration and exploration of UW-Madison’s Alumni Park, visitors at Friday’s grand opening gathered for the unveiling of the new Bucky Badger statue.

The statue, titled “Well Red,” represents the forward-thinking vision of alumni and students who ponder what’s to come.

Designed by Douwe Blumberg, the artist behind “America’s Response Monument” at One World Trade Center, “Well Red” depicts a different kind of Bucky. He’s not the Bucky you see on the sidelines at football games, but rather a studious Bucky.