Sunday, July 14, 2024

Latest Designs Revealed For Fifth Underwater Museum Of Art Installation


The seven new sculpture designs chosen by jury for permanent exhibition in the fifth installation of the Underwater Museum of Art have been revealed.

The 2023 installation will include the following pieces of sculpture:

  • “Quantum Reef” by Chris Chubb (Tallahassee, FL)
  • “Space Nest” by Frank Henderson (Evanston, IL)
  • “Welcome Home” by Zachery Long (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • “Madam Nature” by Andrew Luy (Huntsville, AL)
  • “Cetacean Remains” by Pat Mclain (Stone Mountain, GA)
  • “One Tree” by Ann Moeller Steverson (Huntsville, AL)
  • “Opus” by Allison Wickey (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)

UMA sculptures are deployed with existing government-permitted artificial reef projects that includes nine nearshore reefs located within one nautical mile (1.85km) of the shore in approximately 58 feet (18 meters) of water.

The 2023 installation will join the 34 sculptures previously deployed on a one-acre (.4-hectare) permit patch of seabed off Grayton Beach State Park, further expanding the US’s first permanent underwater museum.

Check out the seven new designs here.

Deployment of the 2023 UMA installation is slated for this summer. Go to for more information on the timeline and events surrounding the installation’s launch.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.