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Guggenheim Museum: Louise Bourgeois

The Guggenheim Museum presents this online version of its retrospective exhibition of the work of the French-born, American artist, Louise Bourgeois, who is aged 97, and still working. This archived version of the Guggenheim's exhibit includes biographical information about Bourgeois as well as a collection of photographs of her and her artwork.
Jean-Antoine Houdon: Sculptor of the Enlightenment

Organized in the US by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the National Gallery of Art, this exhibition brought together for the first time over 70 portrait sculptures by Jean-Antoine Houdon, probably the greatest portrait sculptor of the 18th century. The Web version of the exhibition presents two sculptures that can be rotated and viewed in the round (portrait of Marie-Sébastien-Charles-François...
Kiki Smith: Prints, Books & Things at MoMA

Using a similar interface to that of Artists of Brücke (German Expressionist prints, reviewed in the December 5, 2003 and Nov.2, 2001 Scout Reports), the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) presents this major retrospective of the work of Kiki Smith, born in 1954 in Nuremberg, Germany. Smith is the daughter of American sculptor Tony Smith, and her first experience with art was helping her father make...
Martin Puryear

If you're worried that there won't be enough to do on a trip the big city while the stagehands are on strike, skip the trip and visit New York MoMA's Martin Puryear exhibition online instead. While it's probably true that viewing sculpture online reduces its 3-dimensional qualities somewhat, MoMA has designed the web exhibition to faithfully recreate some of the feel of the physical show. Wander...
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden

Located at the University of Nebraska, the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden house the Nebraska Art Association collection (started in 1888) and the University of Nebraska collection (started in 1929). In total, the collection comprises over 12,000 pieces in all formats. The collection is particularly strong in 19th century landscape works and American Impressionism. The Sculpture...
The Color of Life: Polychromy in Sculpture from Antiquity to the Present

This website from the Getty presents highlights from "The Color of Life", an exhibition of painted sculptures dating from antiquity to the present, that "reveal the many uses of color in figural sculpture over the course of four millennia." Examples shown here span from a terra-cotta head of a Greek God, probably Zeus, from 325 B.C. to Duane Hanson's polychromed bronze sculpture, Old Couple on a...