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Whether you are registered, presenting or just thinking about attending the conference, please use this forum to discuss your thoughts and ideas to help strengthen the sculpture community.
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Thinking of spending some extra time in New Orleans? Want some recommendations or ideas for dinner? Check out this New York Times article written by Campbell Robertson to get some insight on key places to eat, drink, or visit. Continue reading
Louise Bourgeois at Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.Photo by Richard Sexton, Courtesy of the New Orleans Museum of Art.
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution, hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary works in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the south.
The five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA is one of the most important sculpture gardens in the United States, with over 60 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges. Continue reading
Kevin Bauer, Illuminated Cavities, 2012. Wood, Perspex, plaster, aluminum and LED lighting. 65 x 62 x 106 in.
The International Sculpture Center (ISC) established the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award program in 1994 to recognize deserving sculpture students and to encourage their continued commitment to the field of sculpture. This year’s winners were selected from a pool of over 414 student nominees from 159 universities in eight countries across the globe.
A panel of jurors made up of Drew Goerlitz, Sculptor and Associate Professor of Sculpture at SUNY Plattsburgh; Elizabeth Neilson, Director, Zabludowicz Collection, London; and Rein Triefeldt, Sculptor, NJ selected 12 recipients and 5 honorable mentions. Continue reading
Registration for the 24th International Sculpture Conference: Sculpture, Culture and Community is open! Members can register early to save up to $150 off of regular conference rates, and chapter members always save more. Members can also sign up for the littleSCULPTURE show during early bird registration. Register soon! Space is limited and early bird registration ends Sunday, July 20th.
The 24th International Sculpture Conference will hold a variety of optional activities and tours to check out. Read a few highlights below: Continue reading