Tag Archives: Sculpture

Brilliant Walls by Frank Gehry at MIT Stata Center

My visit to the Alexander Calder stabile at MIT in November led me to explore other forms of art outdoors on the university’s campus. The most compelling discovery there for me this winter was the Ray and Maria Stata Center designed by architect Frank Gehry with his firm Gehry Partners LLP. At a distance I had at times […]

Calder Stabile Stands Tall in Cambridge

Since 1965, Alexander Calder’s forty-foot-tall dark, handsome stabile* called La Grande Voile (The Big Sail) has stood on MIT’s campus within view of the Charles River, livened by small white sleek sails in certain seasons. Why now after nearly fifty years in Cambridge does this mighty metal sculpture call for new attention from someone like […]

Red, Yellow and Blue Installation by Orly Genger at deCordova

How did artist Orly Genger manage to  install more than a million feet of hand-crocheted lobster fishing rope throughout the grounds of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts?  What inspired the creation of this grand-scale work of art?   The deCordova website offers answers to these questions, along with dramatic photos of each of the […]

Historic and Current Art at Chesterwood

The Art of Daniel Chester French Shares Grounds with Contemporary Art Chesterwood in Stockbridge, MA was the home and workplace of sculptor Daniel Chester French (1850—1931), known for his creative work on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC and other monumental art in the United States.  Now Chesterwood is a  National Trust historic site, where  French’s […]