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Sculpture
 
The museum’s American sculpture collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world. From works by such nineteenth-century masters as Hiram Powers, Edmonia Lewis, and Harriet Hosmer to turn-of-the-century bronzes by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Paul Manship, sculpture provides insight into American history and values. Modern and contemporary works by Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Edward Kienholz, Deborah Butterfield, and Martin Puryear bring the collection up to the present moment.
 
 
GREY SUN
Isamu Noguchi
1967
Arni marble

BOWER
Martin Puryear
1980
Sitka spruce, pine, and copper tacks
SOLLIE 17
Edward Kienholz
Nancy Reddin Kienholz
1979-1980
mixed media construction
MONEKANA
Deborah Butterfield
2001
bronze

THE DEATH OF CLEOPATRA
Edmonia Lewis
carved 1876
marble

ADAMS MEMORIAL
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Roman Bronze Works
modeled 1886-1891, cast 1969
bronze

GREEK SLAVE
Hiram Powers
ca. 1869
plaster on metal base
NIGHT LEAF
Louise Nevelson
1969
plexiglas

ATALANTA
Paul Manship
1921
bronze

MOSES (AFTER MICHELANGELO)
Edmonia Lewis
Michelangelo
1875
marble

PUCK
Harriet Hosmer
modeled 1854, carved 1856
marble
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