Monday, July 31, 2006

Don't miss the sculptures in the North Garden!

When you come to visit the museum, don't miss our North Garden, which is (go figure!) on the North side of the museum, on 7th street. The North Garden is open whenever the museum is open. The door that you will see there leads to the Lower Level Galleries, but is usually locked.

Laurelites of a certain vintage will recall that this door once led to the public library, which was located in the lower level of the building for many years. In our North Garden you will find two sculptures on loan from the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, a Smithsonian Institution museum in Washington, DC. These are the Torso of a Young Woman by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) and Eve, by the American sculptor Laura Ziegler (b. 1927) . A third bronze, Donald de Lue's Spirit Triumphant, is on loan to us from Childs Gallery in Boston.

The loan from the Hirshhorn was made possible by the Museum Loan Network - a national collection-sharing program funded by the John. S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, and administered by MIT’s Office of the Arts.

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