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"Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny."--Carl Schurz, Address, Faneuil Hall, Boston, April 18, 1859. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

ca. 1957-1958 Joseph Cornell Born: Nyack, New York 1903 Died: New York, New York 1972 mixed media: painted and stained wood, glass, shells, driftwood, and paper, assembled, glued, and nailed 17 3/8 x 12 7/8 x 3 1/2 in. (44.2 x 32.7 x 8.9 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.71 Not currently on view


Animal - goat

Animal - sheep

Figure male

Landscape - celestial - star

Mythology - classical - Auriga

sculpture - assemblage

animal parts - shell