sculpture

Post image for The Sculptor Who Merged Cherokee and Art Deco Styles

TULSA, Okla. — Willard Stone’s wood-carving style might be described as Art Deco Cherokee, with a distinct, streamlined movement and natural themes that reflect his indigenous heritage.

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Post image for Outdoor Art and the Private Playgrounds of Privilege

It starts with the title: Outdoor Art. Simple, straightforward, you might think.

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Post image for Rachel Whiteread’s Concrete Cabin Awaits Discovery in the Governors Island Hills

British artist Rachel Whiteread and curator Tom Eccles discussed both the Unabomber and Henry David Thoreau’s Walden in considering the form and isolation of the American cabin.

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Post image for Two Colossal Hellenistic Statues Will Stay at the Met for Two More Years

A couple of ancient giants are extending their American debut by two years.

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Post image for Copper Tomb Sculptures Show Rare Forms of Mesopotamian Portraiture

The ten statues in Founding Figures: Copper Sculpture from Ancient Mesopotamia, ca. 3300–2000 BC at the Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan were never meant for our eyes.

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Post image for Saving a 220-Year-Old Eagle, the Oldest Military Sculpture in the US

One of the oldest locally-carved sculptures in New York City has weathered two centuries out on Governors Island in the New York Harbor.

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Post image for Revisiting the First American Folk Art Museum, Founded by a Modernist Sculptor

The rough finishes and loose poses of Elie Nadelman’s sculptures of circus performers, pianists, and dancers were influenced by his incredible collection of folk art.

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Post image for The Life of One of the 20th Century’s Most Influential Nude Models

“That which is the immodesty of other women has been my virtue — my willingness that the world should gaze upon my figure unadorned,” Audrey Munson, the favorite nude model of the Beaux Arts movement in the United States, once proclaimed.

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Post image for Mechanized Art that Makes a Mop Talk and a Medicine Cabinet Tell Time

Even a plank of wood has kinetic possibilities in the art of Tim Hawkinson.

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Post image for A Tactile Tour of Isamu Noguchi and Martha Graham’s 1940s Dance Sets

For over three decades, Martha Graham danced her most compelling choreography on and around the abstract sculpture of Isamu Noguchi.

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