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Augustus Saint-Gaudens, New Yorker, and His Metropolitan Museum

The centenary of Augustus Saint-Gaudens's passing was commemorated with activities ranging from film screenings to scholarly panels, and culminated in the Met's exhibition, Augustus Saint-Gaudens in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, on view from June 30 through November 15, 2009. Curator Thayer Tolles discusses the reappraisal of Saint-Gaudens's prolific role in the history of late nineteenth-century American sculpture and the Aesthetic Movement, and also considers the artist's relationship with the Metropolitan Museum during his lifetime.

Thayer Tolles, curator, The American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Learn more about Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s famous Diana:
http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/20012363

Learn more about the American Wing’s collections of sculpture:
http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/galleries/the-american-wing/700

Collections, The American Wing (46)

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Her Body in Motion
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A Timeless Replica
(00:01:49) 236 views

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A Goddess Takes Aim
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Poised to Hear More
(00:01:36) 226 views

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Between Life and Death
(00:02:56) 304 views

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A Body Responds in Dance
(00:01:58) 258 views

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The Artist at Work
(00:01:42) 122 views

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Motion Drapes a Body at Rest
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The Making of a Bronze Statue
(00:10:06) 1694 views

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Murder at the Met
(00:01:12) 2258 views

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The New American Wing Galleries
(00:02:37) 1764 views

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Teen Screens—Set in Stone
(00:04:00) 240 views

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New American Wing Galleries
(00:16:11) 4088 views

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The Electrotyping Process
(00:03:05) 3980 views