The Horse in Ancient Greek Art
Sep 9, 2017 – Jan 14, 2018
The Horse in Ancient Greek Art features Greek vases, sculpture, and coins from the 8th through the 4th centuries BCE drawn from private collections, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Tampa Museum of Art, and other museum collections. The exhibition and accompanying publication explore the significance of the horse in ancient Greek culture, and imagery of the horse in ancient myth, war, sport, and competition. From some of the earliest examples of the horse in Greek art, to stunning examples of black and red-figure vases, the objects on view illustrate ancient equestrian life.
Rodin and the Contemporary Figurative Tradition
September 15, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was among the most revolutionary figurative artists in history, and his vast influence continues today. Timed to coincide with the centenary of his passing, this exhibition features several works by Rodin and works by seventeen contemporary sculptors whose work is in dialogue with and perhaps even indebted to the great French master. Julia Levitina, past recipient of NSS’ Alex J. Ettl Grant, has two bronze in the exhibition, Warrior and Old Man & Sea. The exhibition is featured on WZZM13.com and on Cultured.Gr.
A Timeless Perfection: American Figurative Sculpture in the Classical Spirit – Gifts from Dr. Michael L. Nieland
October 07, 2017 – December 31, 2017
An extraordinary new generation of academically trained American sculptors emerged during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At the height of the Gilded Age, they achieved widespread critical and commercial success for works created on public commission as well as for private patrons. Working on both grand civic platforms and on a more intimate, domestic scale, they transformed the art of American sculpture.
Sculpture News image: John Talbott Donoghue (1853–1903), Young Sophocles, c. 1890, Bronze, 44.5 x 26 x 17 inches, Gift of Dr. Michael L. Nieland, 2015.111 (detail)