Morgan Dummitt Talk

On Friday, May 17, 2024 at 6 pm, Morgan Dummitt, NSS willl give a talk at the Cape Ann Museum.

In Person in Gloucester, MA and livestreamed on Facebook.

Registration required for all attendees. REGISTER HERE

While the sculptors of Cape Ann are often imagined as solitary artists, the casting of bronze and carving of marble required collaboration with highly skilled technicians. Dummitt will discuss the ins and outs of sculptural production in the 20th century, from initial sketch to completed monument. Focusing on Walker Hancock’s extraordinary Pennsylvania Railroad War Memorial, this talk will deepen our understanding and appreciation for the symphony of art, craft, and labor displayed in the Cape Ann collection.

Dummitt began studying the figure at the Art Students League of New York. He earned a Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and has also studied at the Florence Academy of Art and the Pelletieri Stone Carving Academy. He served an apprenticeship with renowned marble carver Fred X Brownstein. He has been an active member of the Philadelphia Traction Company since 2013. In 2016, he was awarded a residency at the St. Gaudens Historic Site in Cornish, NH, and in 2024 he served as the first Walker Hancock Sculptor-in-Residence at Manship Artists Residency, a joint program with the National Sculpture Society. Morgan teaches sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia. He has exhibited throughout the country, and completed numerous public and private commissions.