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The History of Sculpture, February 24, 2009

Emily Silet
Head of Gallery Learning
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 7:30 p.m., Community Room,
Needham Free Public Library, 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Friends of the Needham Public Library invites the public to “The History of Sculpture,” presented by Emily Silet, Head of Gallery Learning at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln.

Ms. Silet provides this glimpse into her topic: “Ever wondered how the medium of sculpture evolved from classic Greek figures to giant balloon dogs? Or how we came to accept large pieces of abstract steel as ‘art’? The evolution of sculpture is complex and varied, but is made accessible in this casual, inclusive lecture focusing on modern and contemporary sculpture. We’ll focus on major trends, groundbreaking artists, and larger-than-life sculptures that have changed the way we view art in the twenty-first century. Come with an open mind, and bring your questions for the Q and A session following the talk.”

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