Wounded Scout: Rogers Takes On The Gravity Of The Civil War
Wounded Scout: Rogers Takes On The Gravity Of The Civil War
February 7, 2013

In honor of our upcoming exhibition, John Rogers: American Stories, curator Kim Orcutt will be writing a series of posts about his life, his work, and how he earned the nickname “The People’s Sculptor.” Watch Kim Orcutt and Harold Holzer tour the exhibition on YouTube.  Over the night of February 9/10, 1864, more than one hundred Union…

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Rogers and Rockwell
Rogers and Rockwell
January 17, 2013

In honor of our upcoming exhibition, John Rogers: American Stories, curator Kim Orcutt will be writing a series of posts about his life, his work, and how he earned the nickname “The People’s Sculptor.” Watch Kim Orcutt and Harold Holzer tour the exhibition on YouTube.  The sculptor John Rogers is often compared to Norman Rockwell, and…

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1939: John Rogers’s Comeback Year
1939: John Rogers’s Comeback Year
January 3, 2013

In honor of our upcoming exhibition, John Rogers: American Stories, curator Kim Orcutt will be writing a series of posts about his life, his work, and how he earned the nickname “The People’s Sculptor.” In 1939, the Travelers Insurance Company rang in the New Year with a gift to its customers: a monthly calendar illustrated with Rogers…

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John Rogers: An Abolitionist Alone at Christmas
John Rogers: An Abolitionist Alone at Christmas
December 13, 2012

In honor of our upcoming exhibition, John Rogers: American Stories, curator Kim Orcutt will be writing a series of posts about his life, his work, and how he earned the nickname “The People’s Sculptor.” John Rogers couldn’t make it home to Roxbury, Massachusetts, for Christmas in 1859. He had just settled in New York and was trying…

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Rogers Groups, the Perfect Christmas Gift
Rogers Groups, the Perfect Christmas Gift
November 28, 2012

In honor of our upcoming exhibition, John Rogers: American Stories, curator Kim Orcutt will be writing a series of posts about his life, his work, and how he earned the nickname “The People’s Sculptor.” If you were shopping for a Christmas present 150 years ago, you might have thought about a Rogers Group. The plaster sculptures on…

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Bronze or Plaster? The Artistic Choices of John Rogers
Bronze or Plaster? The Artistic Choices of John Rogers
November 8, 2012

In honor of our upcoming exhibition, John Rogers: American Stories, curator Kim Orcutt will be writing a series of posts about his life, his work, and how he earned the nickname “The People’s Sculptor.” Bronze or plaster? When you’re in the galleries of John Rogers: American Stories, you’ll see that about half of the sculptures are bronze…

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