Civil War Monuments of Augustus Saint-Gaudens - Gonson Daytime Lecture & Discussion

October 14, 2020

Shawmemorial

Online via Zoom
Cambridge MA 02138

October 14, 2020
1:00pm – 3:00pm

OCTOBER 14

CIVIL WAR MONUMENTS OF AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS

Jack Curtis | Writer and Editor

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) secured his place in the pantheon of American artists with his dynamic portrayals of Civil War heroes. This survey of the life and work of the influential sculptor focuses on his heroic yet compassionate "Abe Lincoln: The Man" as representative of Saint-Gaudens’s method, art, and time. By discussing other works, including the General Sherman monument and "The Shaw Memorial/54th Massachusetts Regiment" on the Boston Common, students will gain an appreciation of Saint-Gaudens’s pioneering integration of architecture, landscape design, and monumental sculpture.

About the Gonson Daytime Lecture & Discussion Series:

This talk is part of Cambridge Center for Adult Education's Gonson Daytime Lectures. Stimulate your mind mid-day with lunchtime lecture on topics in everything from history and current events, to culture and personal wellness. To learn more about these lectures, visit ccae.org/gonson-lectures.

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