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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 (47)

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Her Body in Motion
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A Timeless Replica
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A Goddess Takes Aim
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Poised to Hear More
(00:01:36) 445 views

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Between Life and Death
(00:02:56) 483 views

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A Body Responds in Dance
(00:01:58) 448 views

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The Artist at Work
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Motion Drapes a Body at Rest
(00:02:05) 243 views

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The Making of a Bronze Statue
(00:10:06) 1758 views

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Murder at the Met
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The New American Wing Galleries
(00:02:37) 1779 views

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Teen Screens—Set in Stone
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New American Wing Galleries
(00:16:11) 4091 views

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The Electrotyping Process
(00:03:05) 4007 views