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Sculpture by Antoine Bourdelle

Sunday, May 9, 1926Monday, May 31, 1926

This major monographic exhibition featured the sculpture of Antoine Bourdelle. After studying briefly at Paris's École des Beaux-Arts, where he quickly became frustrated with the school's conservative curriculum, Bourdelle was hired as a studio assistant by Auguste Rodin, who would have a profound influence on the young sculptor. Ultimately, Bourdelle would move in a more classical direction, later in his life explaining "I broke away from the accidental, in search of the permanent plane," and would become known for his public monuments.

Organized by A. Conger Goodyear with the assistance of Anna Glenny Dunbar, the museum's honorary curator of sculpture and Bourdelle’s former student, the exhibition also traveled to the Art Institute of Chicago.