For thousands of years sculptures were created using time-honored techniques and materials. However, beginning in the late 19th century, artists began to redefine the boundaries of three-dimensional sculptural forms and to experiment with new materials and techniques to create them. We will explore and discuss this shift in both the creation and the conceptual underpinnings of three-dimensional sculptural art, focusing on the work of Medardo Rosso, Henri Matisse, Robert Rauschenberg, Lee Bontecou, and others.

This session is led by Jane Royal.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions.

Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

  1. Friday, November 24,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
    Free with Museum admission
  2. Monday, November 27,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
    Free with Museum admission
  3. Saturday, October 7,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  4. Monday, October 2,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  5. Friday, September 15,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  6. Friday, August 25,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  7. Wednesday, August 23,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  8. Saturday, July 29,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  9. Thursday, June 29,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  10. Saturday, June 24,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  11. Saturday, May 27,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  12. Wednesday, March 15,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  13. Sunday, February 12,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  14. Sunday, February 5,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  15. Sunday, December 18, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  16. Thursday, October 13, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  17. Monday, September 5, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  18. Friday, September 2, 2016,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  19. Monday, August 29, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
  20. Wednesday, August 17, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 1
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.