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Saint-Gaudens Symposium and Film Premiere

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Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1898.

AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS: MASTER OF AMERICAN SCULPTURE
Friday, July 13

A symposium and world film premiere marking the one hundredth anniversary of the death of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)

Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who maintained a home and studio in Cornish, New Hampshire, is considered one of the most important American sculptors of the nineteenth century. During a career that spanned three decades, he created nearly 150 works of art, ranging from large public monuments to United States gold coins and portraits in bas-relief. Revered in his day, Saint-Gaudens continues to engage and move audiences in the present—perhaps more so than any other sculptor of his time.

This day-long commemoration will begin with a viewing of highlights from the Dartmouth College Library’s Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Cornish Colony archival collections, followed by an afternoon symposium co-sponsored by the Hood Museum of Art and the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, and an evening world premiere of a new documentary film on Saint-Gaudens by award-winning filmmaker Paul Sanderson, Dartmouth Class of 1978.

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site press release

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Guided Viewing of the Dartmouth Library’s Cornish Colony Collections

Ticknor Room, Rauner Library
The Dartmouth College Library holds over seventy linear feet of Saint-Gaudens’s papers, as well as many other collections related to the Cornish Colony, all publicly accessible at Rauner Special Collections Library.

1:30-5:00 p.m.
Symposium
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Arthur M. Loew Auditorium, Hood Museum of Art

WELCOME
Brian Kennedy, Director, Hood Museum of Art, and BJ Dunn, Superintendent, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Moderators: Barbara J. MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art, Hood Museum of Art, and Henry Duffy, Curator, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

ENGAGING THE VIEWER: AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS AND CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE
Kathryn Greenthal, art historian and curator, Boston

AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS’S DIANA OF 1891-93: CRITICAL AND PUBLIC RESPONSE TO A SINGULAR AMERICAN NUDE
Jennifer Hardin, Chief Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida

WAR RELIEF: SAINT-GAUDENS’S SHAW MEMORIAL ON BOSTON COMMON AND THE BATTLE OVER CIVIL WAR MEMORY
David Lubin, Charlotte C. Weber Professor Art, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.

THE AFTERLIFE OF AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS, 1907-1919
Thayer Tolles, Associate Curator, Department of American Paintings and Sculpture, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

A reception will follow the symposium in the Kim Gallery

8:00 p.m., Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center
Film Premiere (A Hopkins Center Film Special)
AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS: MASTER OF AMERICAN SCULPTURE

Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Paul Sanderson, Dartmouth Class of 1978, this hour-long film has been produced by the Trustees of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial with assistance from the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. Following its world premiere at Dartmouth, the film will air on public television this fall and be featured in additional regional premieres, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Smithsonian American Art Museum, all in September 2007. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Paul Sanderson. Tickets ($5) available at the Hopkins Center Box Office at (603) 646-2422 or online. For more information on the show, click here.

Last Updated: 8/2/07