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Farber Gravestone Collection

David Rumsey and his cartographically-minded colleagues have developed a number of excellent online collections of maps and other visual ephemera over the past few years, and this latest resource will be one that visitors will want to peruse at length. This particular collection contains over 13,500 images documenting the various sculptural elements on more than 9000 gravestones. Most of the...
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...
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...
Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years

Richard Serra’s work has usually involved very large sculptures, and many of them have tested the limits of museum display techniques. Recently, the Museum of Modern Art mounted a forty-year survey of Serra’s work, and for those who can’t make it to New York, this online collection is a nice way to look at some of the pieces featured at the museum.
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...
Toledo Museum of Art

Incorporated in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has a wide range of collections, including some rather fantastic items from the world of the decorative arts and American painting. Visitors who might be making a visit to that part of Ohio might wish to look over the "Museum Information" section for starters. One new feature of the Museum is their highly touted Glass Pavilion, which was designed by...