Neoclassical sculpture opens soon at Boston Athenaeum

Will o' the WispThe Boston Athenaeum, just off the Common, houses one of American’s great collections of 19th century  sculpture. Harriet Hosmer is included in the Athenaeum’s next exhibit, “American Neoclassical Sculpture.”  Also on view will be work by Thomas Crawford, who gathered an American sculptors’ colony around him in Rome, where he became Louisa Lander’s teacher and champion. The exhibit begins February 26th (blizzards permitting). See the website for hours and details:

http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/exhibitions/american-neoclassical-sculpture

pictured: Will o’ the Wisp, marble, Harriet Hosmer, c.1856

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