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Tag Archives: bronze

All Together: The Sculpture of Chaim Gross

Oct

29

American sculptor Chaim Gross (1904 – 91) is renowned for his figurative direct carvings in wood from the first half of the 20th century. In the mid-1950s, however, he began to make large-scale bronzes that enabled him to shift from the solid massing of his carvings to a more open, linear style. From 1957 through the 1980s, Gross created more than 300 bronze works that range in scale from miniatures to life-size portraits to large-scale public works. Today approximately 100 of these bronzes are…

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Collector’s Choice: Featured Collector, Helen Lane

Jul

08

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern   When viewing a work of art, it is common that the piece may evoke memories of an experience, a place, or significant people in the viewers’ lives. For collector Helen Lane, these relationships serve as motivation in her artwork selections. Her collection of 19th and early 20th century […]

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Educational Aspects of the Sculpture Garden

Sep

16

September 21st will bring the opening of The Cummer Museum’s newest exhibition space, the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Community Sculpture Garden & Plaza, located at the northwest corner of the Museum campus. This space represents a markedly different approach to…

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New Acquisition: Augusta Savage, Gamin

Aug

13

Gamin was created early in her career, around 1930, and won her a scholarship to study in Europe. The title Gamin refers to a French word meaning…

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Art in the Gardens: Mercury

Aug

07

In the center of the Olmsted Garden, a beautiful bronze sculpture of Mercury, the Roman god of commerce, poetry, luck, trickery, and the guider of souls to the Underworld, stands suspended in…

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In the Gallery: Dancer by Enzo Torcoletti

Jul

31

Torcoletti’s main subject matter is one of fame in classical art; the female torso. His sculptures embody sensuality in that the expression of the human body is captured in the simplistic form of…

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