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THE HUMAN FACE AND FORM
February 13 | September 1, 2013

Focusing on the most universal of subjects, the human body, The Human Face and Form brings together nearly 40 modern sculptures, ranging from the early 1800s to the present day. Nearly all are from the McNay’s collection, with a few from private lenders. Organized by type rather than chronologically or stylistically, the exhibition shows ways that sculptors deal with different aspects and moods of the body, from portrait busts and other fragmentary forms such as torsos; to full reclining or standing figures, as well as human bodies in action.

Edgar Degas, Alberto Giacometti, Aristide Maillol, Henry Moore, and Auguste Rodin are among the European artists in the exhibition. American sculptors include Malvina Hoffman, Paul Manship, George Segal, Kiki Smith, and Charles Umlauf. Only the second exhibition devoted exclusively to sculpture in the Stieren Center, The Human Face and Form follows upon the George Rickey kinetic sculpture exhibition in 2008. The Stieren Center’s adaptable lighting system allows us to see these varied works under natural light.

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This exhibition was organized by the McNay Art Museum.

The Elizabeth Huth Coates Exhibition Endowment and the Arthur and Jane Stieren Fund for Exhibitions are generously funding this exhibition.

 

 
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