Mark Hopkins Medal

  • Joseph E. Renier, Mark Hopkins Medal, 1963, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier, 1967.93.42

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Joseph Renier created this medal for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University. Mark Hopkins was an 1824 graduate of Williams College, a professor from 1830 to 1887, and the college’s president from 1836 to 1872. For the reverse of this medal, Renier noted that he wanted to portray “The teacher and the pupil close to the beauties of Nature---talking, thinking, discussing from the book of experience---the future before them both.”

Title
Mark Hopkins Medal
Artist
Founders
Date
1963
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 in. (7.7 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Recreation – leisure – reading
  • Portrait male – Hopkins, Mark – bust
  • Occupation – education – teacher
  • Landscape – tree
  • Figure group – male
  • Object – written matter – book
Object Number
1967.93.42
Palette
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