Sunday, 22 April 2012

#217 In the field: Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens, the first public sculpture garden in America, has in its collection more than1,600 works by over 350 sculptors. Exhibited within the gardens is the largest and most comprehensive collection of American figurative sculpture in the world, by sculptors who worked from the early nineteenth century to the present. Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historical Landmark, and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Brookgreen offers workshops in sculpture by nationally known sculptors throughout the year.  See posts  #'s 45, 46, 47, 48, and 49, starting Oct.3, 2011 for more information.

Last week was spent at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC teaching a bird anatomy and sculpture workshop, and in the field; researching and photographing birds and animals of the low country.                                                                            

Above right is the entrance to Brookgreen Gardens:  Fighting Stallions by Anna Hyatt Huntington

Eat More Beef, located in the Children's Sculpture Garden at Brookgreen,
is one of 4 of my sculptures in the museum's permanent collection 

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