Portland Museum of Art: A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945

May 26 through September 17
Portland Museum of Art

Maine Public is a media sponsor of A New American Sculpture, the summer exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art. This beautiful and important exhibition of American modernist sculpture is the first to explore the vibrant connections between Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, Elie Nadelman, and William Zorach. The four European-born artists had all settled in America by 1914 and became preeminent American modernists between the World Wars. Though they worked independently, the four artists all combined their past experiences in Europe with their contemporary situations in interwar America where Vaudeville, popular music and performance, their own family situations, and historic American folk art all inspired their art making. Ranging from small-scale, handheld objects to overpowering, monumental sculpture, the show reveals the dynamism and elegance of Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach’s sculpture and its importance for 20th-century American art.

Maine Public Members are eligible for 15% off tickets for the exhibit. To request the discount, please identify yourself as an Maine Public Member when purchasing tickets at the Portland Museum of Art ticket desk.

For more information on the Portland Museum of Art, please visit portlandmuseum.org.