“Abraham Lincoln: American Icon”
Presented by the Chapin Library, Williams College, this exhibition celebrates Lincoln’s 210th birthday and the publication of Monument Man, Harold Holzer’s biography of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the seated Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial. Books, broadsides, letters, and prints – and a life mask taken in 1860 – document Lincoln’s life and highlight the Lincoln-related work of Daniel Chester French. All materials are from the Chapin Library and from the Chapin’s Chesterwood Archives, once held at French’s home in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. On view through August 2nd.
Permanent Collections Gallery
On view all season, 150 never-exhibited-before paintings, models, maquettes and finished work in plaster , marble and bronze. This exhibition is designed to illuminate the development of French’s work and provides a look into the artist’s working methods, techniques, and creative processes.