Category Statues

Sculptors of Statehouse Statues: Emma Stebbins, Sylvia Shaw Judson, and Isabel McIlvain

Of the seven Massachusetts State House statues listed on the Public Art Walk, three are by women, each from a different generation. This prompts me to present them in time order, with basic facts, key links, and selected quotes.

Four Fascinating Fountains in the Boston Public Garden

Four of the six fountain sculptures in the Boston Public Garden were created by women.The sculptures in these four fountains are smaller scale than the two by men. All four are bronze on granite bases in the center of bricked basins. The women artists depicted children or animals rather than grand heroic or symbolic beings.

Salute to Women Sculptors along Commonwealth Avenue Mall

The route of the Women’s March in January along Commonwealth Avenue in Boston revived my interest in the women’s art that’s always waiting there. Then Women’s History Month this March got me strolling through the snow to document and honor what I’ve learned: Women sculptors created five of the nine artworks along the mall.

Chesterwood and the Mount, Current Sculpture at Historic Homes

Both historic sites have formal gardens as well as multiple inspiring, flexible woodland areas where artists or curators chose to temporarily place their 21st-century art.

Outdoor Sculpture Unleashes Power in Exhibit at Wellesley College

TONY MATELLI: New Gravity at the Davis Museum, February 6 – July 20, 2014   Lured by curiosity about controversial art on campus, I wouldn’t wait for better weather. That seemed so for other visitors too. The lively atmosphere and the great guidance of a Wellesley graduate increased my urge to share the fun and […]

Beloved Bronze Rhinos Nearby

After visiting bronze frogs on the Boston Common in December, I decided to revisit two bronze rhinos in my own Cambridge neighborhood.  Their names are Bess and Victoria, three tons each, created in the 1930s by sculptor Katharine  Lane to flank the entrance of Harvard’s then-new biological laboratories complex. By returning once again, this time with […]

Daniel Chester French Trail in Concord, MA

An exhibit of work by sculptor Daniel Chester French at the Concord Museum has generated a map of key sites in Concord, MA that relate to the work and life of this significant artist. The highly informative exhibit is up through March 23, 2014, but most sites on the trail will continue to offer important art […]