Sculpture

 

The museum’s American sculpture collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world. From works by such nineteenth-century masters as Hiram Powers, Edmonia Lewis, and Harriet Hosmer to turn-of-the-century bronzes by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Paul Manship, sculpture provides insight into American history and values. Modern and contemporary works by Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Edward Kienholz, Deborah Butterfield, and Martin Puryear bring the collection up to the present moment.

 

 

1980
Sitka spruce, pine, and copper tacks
1979-1980
mixed media construction
modeled 1886-1891, cast 1969
bronze
ca. 1869
plaster on metal base
1967
Arni marble
1921
bronze
modeled 1854, carved 1856
marble