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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
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
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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Happy Birthday John Rogers!
October 25, 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.” Happy Birthday John Rogers! The sculptor was born on October 30, 1829 and he is a favorite at the New- York…

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Creating The Humanity In Bronze Statues
March 14, 2012

You know what Abraham Lincoln looks like. You can spot Frederick Douglass’s hair from a mile away. So what could two statues possibly add to your understanding of these two men? According to Ivan Schwartz of StudioEIS, more than you’d think. The New-York Historical Society chose StudioEIS to cast bronze sculptures of each of these…

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