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Seated Ganesha, 7th-8th century. Sandstone; 29 1/8 X 24 13/16 X 17 15/16 / National Museum of Cambodia, Photo © National Gallery of Art.

From totems produced by the earliest societies to massive modern abstractions, sculpture reveals human truths. Sculpture is presence, space, shape, and environment, impacting upon us like no other art form. We unveil the best contemporary exhibitions of this tactile, three-dimensional medium.

A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection


African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love

Beyond the Figure: Abstract Sculpture in the Norton Museum Collection

Boris Orlov: Circle of Heroes

Circle of Animal/Zodiac Heads: Gold

Connections: Canadian and British Studio Ceramics

Devotion In South India: Chola Bronzes

Expressions: International Glass Invitational

Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea

Forbidden Fruit

Franz West. Where Is My Eight?

Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia

Japanese Kōgei | Future Forward

Jindrich Chalupecky Award: Dominik Lang

Jolly Skeletons: Popular Mexican Ceremonies and Festivals

Kingdom of Ife: Sculptures from West Africa

Maryland to Murano: Neckpieces and Sculptures by Joyce J. Scott

Plain Beauty: Korean White Porcelain

Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin

Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin

Samothrace: The Mysteries of the Greek Gods

Texas Sculpture

William Morris: Native Species

  See exhibitions that explore the innovation of design throughout time: Formless Furniture, Silhouettes, The Bag, Textiles, Fashion, and more!  
  These drawings emphasize the form of its subject in a way unlike any other: Illustrated Manuscripts, Cartoons, Watercolors, and more!
  Witness our common human heritage revealed in the things that we make: Pueblo Pottery, Samurai Art and Armor, Art of Ancient Egypt, Buddhist Sculpture, and more!
  The following featured exhibitions transcend the limitations of media: Portraiture, Drawings, Performance, Prints, Sculpture, and more!
  The paintings exhibited illustrate the medium as one of the basic expressions of man: Georgia O’Keefe, Aboriginal Painting, Alice Neel, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and more!
  Photography records our lives, transforming the extraordinary or the mundane into these indelible works: Anthony Goicolea, The Platinum Process, Ka Yeung, Amateur Photography, and more!
  Prints are images that offer the advantage of allowing the final image to be easily reproduced, including: Engraving, WPA Prints from 1930s America, Etching, Lithography, Woodcuts, and more!
  Our featured sculptures are presence, space, shape, and environment, impacting upon us like no other art form: African Wood Sculptures, Indian Bronze Sculptures, and more!

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