Newsletter Fall 2018

Hermeneutics – The Choosing of the Arrow

by Angela M. Mosley, Cohort ’16

Henry Kirke Brown’s artwork, commissioned in 1848 by the American Art-Union, was completed in 1849 and is recognized as the first bronze sculpture made in America. The nameplate spoke to Brown’s studies in Italy and his desire to create distinctively American sculptures with unique national themes for distribution to a broad middle-class audience.

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