Shoulder to Shoulder: Depicting the Figure

Pennsylvania, Palm, 12/08/2018 - 09/15/2019

72-567 Highway 111


Celebrating the museum’s 80th anniversary and the legacy of figurative sculpture in the permanent collection, Shoulder to Shoulder: Depicting the Figure surveys how artists have represented the body across cultural contexts and artistic movements.

Focusing on artworks produced in the 20th and 21st centuries, the exhibition places special attention on sculptures of human bodies displayed alongside works in other media.

Rather than concentrating on a particular trajectory in figurative representation, Shoulder to Shoulder is intentionally expansive, including Modernist experimentations with form, depictions of idealized bodies, and works that take up the figure as an expressive site of political consciousness.

Shoulder to Shoulder presents cornerstone works in the Museum’s collection alongside lesser-seen gems and important recent acquisitions.

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Brian Bress

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