The Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum founder, James McGough, and Geri Tremblay, President of the Board of Directors and Trustee of the Museum, look forward to presenting Cyrus Dallin: Sculptor, painter, and citizen. While you might not recognize the name, you surely know his work, which includes the Revere Statue near the Old North Church, and the statue of the Native American on horseback on the grounds of the MFA.
The tour we’ve arrange for History Camp will include an overview of the four galleries: Native American figures; allegorical figures, including the Angel Moroni of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; family and neighbors; and historical figures, where you will learn the true story of the renowned Paul Revere statue.
Ms. Tremblay will also discuss the new painting installation unveiled in October 2018, including pieces that have not been shown to the public since Dallin’s 1934 Boston Art Club Exhibit.
Special thanks to Nancy Blanton, Group Tour Coordinator, for this special visit.
More on Cyrus E. Dallin
Cyrus E. Dallin (1861-1944), who lived and worked in Arlington for more than 40 years, is known for some of America’s most iconic sculptures, including Appeal to the Great Spirit at the front of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Paul Revere by the Old North Church. He was inspired by classical forms, the heroes of European-American history, his family, and the Native American people he knew and admired. Contemporaries of his included sculptor Augustus St. Gaudens and painter John Singer Sargent.
Information from the Cyrus E. Dallin Museum website
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 10:00am and will last an hour and a half.
611 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington, MA 02474
In the historic Jefferson Cutter House in Arlington Center, the Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum is located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Rte. 60/Mystic Street.
The Museum is wheelchair accessible from the first floor doorway that faces the parking lot.
Parking is available in the municipal lot immediately behind the Museum. The parking fee is $.50 per hour Monday through Saturday.
The Museum is also easily accessible by public transportation (via the 77, 79, and 350 bus lines) or by bicycle (we are located on the Minuteman Bikeway, where it crosses Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Center).
Registration is required. The cost is $10, and spots are limited.