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Friday Evening Gallery Event—What Moves You?

The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

Join us for an evening of sculpture, drama and movement, and choose among interactive experiences with art! Explore the bold movements and expressive gestures that characterize Carpeaux's sculpture by charting your own path through The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux.

  • Join an exhibition tour led by Page Knox to encounter a selection of sculptures by Carpeaux.
  • Witness a dramatic reading by actor Brian D. Coats of Dante's Divine Comedy that brings to life Carpeaux's anguished depiction of Ugolino and His Sons.
  • Delve into the world of movement and gesture with dancer and director of the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, John-Mario Sevilla, and see Carpeaux's The Dance through his eyes.
  • Explore nonverbal communication with Blake Eastman of the Nonverbal Group and relate body language to a Rodin sculpture with educator Page Knox.
  • Connect to the processes of carving, building in clay, mold-making, and casting with a demonstration by artist Jeff Hesser and Met conservator Michael Morris.
  • Join talented art instructors in the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court to explore the expressive qualities of the human body.

Above: Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827–1875). Ugolino and His Sons (detail), 1865–67. Marble; H. 77 3/4 x W. 59 x D. 43 1/2 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation Inc. Gift, Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation Inc. Gift, and Fletcher Fund, 1967 (67.250)

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