In 1931, Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington founded Brookgreen Gardens, a
501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, to preserve the native flora and fauna
and display objects of art within that natural setting. Brookgreen Gardens
was America's first public sculpture garden. In 1972, Brookgreen Gardens
became an accredited museum and, in 1992, it was designated a National
Historic Landmark. The collection currently contains over 1,400 works
spanning the entire period of American figurative sculpture - from the early
1800s to the present. Its placement in more than 300 acres of beautifully
landscaped settings creates an extraordinary blending of art and nature.
In addition to the outdoor sculpture collection, there are two indoor exhibition
galleries in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion and a visible storage facility,
the Elliot and Rosemary Offner Sculpture Learning and Research Center.
Also, the Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Center for American Sculpture provides
residencies and workshops in sculpture throughout the year.
For further information call 800-849-1931 or access our website at www.brookgreen.org
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts was founded
in 1976 by the distinguished sculptor Elisabeth Gordon Chandler. Accredited as a
college since 1996, Lyme offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing,
Illustration, Painting, and Sculpture; Certificates in Painting and Sculpture,
a Post-Baccalaureate program; Continuing Education for adults; and a Pre-College
Program for students aged 15-18. The college continues the academic tradition of
figurative and representational fine art while preparing students for a lifetime
of contemporary creative practice. The sculpture program requires students to
understand historical and contemporary examples of sculpture and to integrate
that knowledge into studio practice. Informed by proficiency in life drawing,
knowledge of anatomical structure, and an understanding of three-dimensional
composition, students learn to articulate forms, in the round and in relief,
and to produce robust and convincing sculptures in such modes as the figure and
the portrait. Lyme is accredited by the National Association of the Schools of
Art and Design, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education through
the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Connecticut
Department of Higher Education.
For further information call 860.434.5232 or access our website at www.lymeacademy.edu
National Sculpture Society
National Sculpture Society (NSS) promotes the knowledge of excellence in
sculpture inspired by the natural world. Its members create, interpret,
exhibit, collect and support the evolving tradition in American sculpture.
NSS' programs include Sculpture Review magazine, the NSS News Bulletin,
scholarships, the Alex J. Ettl Grant and rotating exhibitions. Held annually,
our Sculpture Celebration Weekend features panel discussions, receptions, studio
tours, and culminates with our Honors and Awards Dinner. These educational
programs are just a few of the ways NSS serves as a link between the public,
sculptors and collectors.
For further information call 212-764-5645 or access our website at www.nationalsculpture.org
New York Academy of Art
Located in the heart of TriBeCa, the New York Academy of Art promotes the
development of an artist's personal vision and the creation of vital
contemporary art by building upon the enduring traditions of figurative
painting, drawing, and sculpture. The New York Academy of Art is a 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit educational and cultural institution, offering an MFA degree
program and a full roster of continuing education courses.
For further information call 212-966-0300 or contact us at www.nyaa.edu