Columbus Day Salute

Washington Irving on Columbus Certain it is that at the beginning of the fifteenth century, when the most intelligent minds were seeking in every direction for the scattered lights of…

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Manship’s Group of Bears (New York City sculpture)

This is one of more than sixty narrations that I wrote for the Guides Who Know app on Central Park, now in production. On February 17, 1913, at Lexington Avenue and 25th…

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Mother Italy (New York City sculpture)

A short description and history of the sculpture, and then: how do I feel about this piece, and why? Stats Sculptor: Giuseppe Massari Medium and size: Bronze, 9 feet wide,…

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Private tours of art in New York City

While you're in New York, why not indulge your love for uplifting art and history by booking a private tour? Each of my tours of outdoor sculpture, Central Park, and the Metropolitan…

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More on Frishmuth and Desha Delteil

Those of you who love Frishmuth's The Vine may enjoy this article on the artist by Joseph G. Dreiss: "The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth and New York Dance." It includes some charming…

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The 107th Infantry Memorial (Central Park)

The American Civil War pitted brother against brother and friend against friend. Yet memorials to those involved in it are far less grim than memorials for the First World War.…

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Saint Gaudens and His Sherman

Sculpting the Sherman Monument Augustus Saint Gaudens, recognized since his Farragut, 1880, as one of America's most skilled and innovative sculptors, was already ill in 1891, when he accepted the commission for an equestrian…

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