In 1900, Auguste Rodin organized his first solo exhibition, announcing to Paris and the world his radical re-imagining of the potential of sculpture as a three-dimensional medium. Drawing from the MFA's rich and varied collection of post-1900 sculpture, we'll investigate how artists approached the challenge of modeling the human figure in space following the epochal work of Rodin. Join us as we linger on the inventions of Oskar Kokoschka, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Alberto Giacometti, and Henry Moore, among others. Close attention will be paid to the specificities of medium, and we will take time to weigh the advantages and limitations of plaster, bronze, stone, and clay. This gallery talk will be led by graduate student gallery talk lecturer Ruth Ezra.

Gallery Talks

Modern Sculpture

Sunday, April 20, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sharf Visitor Center
Free with Admission - No Ticket Required
This event is free with cost of admission.
Event Type
Gallery Activities and Tours