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Virtual Tour: Carvings and Quandaries

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston MA

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Mar 24 2021
Virtual Tour: Carvings and Quandaries

An exploration of the life and work of Horatio Greenough and Thomas Crawford.

Join Boston Athenæum Docent Carolyn Hilles-Pilant for an exploration of the life and work of Horatio Greenough and Thomas Crawford, two American Neoclassical sculptors who expatriated to Italy in the early nineteenth century despite quarantines and other misadventures. The politics and popular aesthetics of their day provide a context for understanding the importance of these artists to their time, as well as ours. The tour will spotlight three sculptures in the Athenæum's collections: Venus

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Contact: 617-720-7617

Email: weisman@bostonathenaeum.org

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Boston Athenæum

10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108

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Auto-generated captions are available for this program. To request live captioning or other accommodations, please contact Hannah Weisman at weisman@bostonathenaeum.org or 617-720-7617 at least four

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