IN-PERSON TOUR: Up Close: Carvings and Quandaries
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
Registration is requested
In-Person Tour: Carvings and Quandaries
with Carolyn Hilles-Pilant
Members: Free | Visitors: Free with admission
Join Boston Athenæum Docent Carolyn Hilles-Pilant for a discussion of and close look at works of nineteenth-century American sculptors Thomas Crawford, Horatio Greenough, and William Wetmore Story. Discover the Athenæum's role in creating an audience for some of the United States' first sculptors, who learned anatomy not just from classical statuary, but also from dissection and from live nude models when they trained in Italy.
is a longtime BA member who became a docent after retiring from an academic career that included teaching, college counseling, and being a library director. Researching the works in the BA's collections pulls together her background in history and her experience of the art and culture she enjoyed while living and working in six countries. In her tours, she aims to entertain and engage with others as well as inform—a combination she learned to value in her decades of teaching.
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