Thursday, January 19, 2012

NBMAA Week: Solon Borglum

Solon Borglum was a noted sculptor of frontier life, primarily cowboys and native Americans.  This statue is Sioux Indian Buffalo Dance, from 1902.  It stands at the approach to the New Britain Museum of American Art's first floor hallway gallery.  On the wall behind it are Currier & Ives prints from a current exhibition.

20 comments:

Chrissy Brand said...

An impressive sculpture. I am enjoying my NBMAA tour this week.
Greetings from OB (Old Britain) ;-)

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Dianne said...

A magnificent exhibit Jack - I'm with Chrissy - this tour around your elegant museum-of-art is superb!

Sharon said...

A very impressive sculpture. It looks like this museum has a lot to offer all.

Kate said...

I'm slightly curious as to how the museum was able to acquire all these Western art pieces. I'd love to be able to see all of them!

Luis Gomez said...

These are great Jack!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm always in total awe of sculptors when they produce such powerful pieces like this, amazing to see, like the others I'm really enjoying this artistic tour!
btw tell me something Jack, is it just me..or is your profile pic going to be of the back of you head tomorrow, it seems to be rotating!!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific museum, Jack! I would love to be able to spend a day there, but your photos are the next best thing! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Oh, and I'm with Grace, is your head rotating? Hope you're getting ready for a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

VP said...

I knew only his more famous brother. Great work of an excellent artist!

Halcyon said...

Another lovely piece of Western Art. I am really enjoying this series Jack. Thanks for taking us on this virtual art tour!

Malyss said...

Fabulous work!

RedPat said...

What a wonderful museum this is!

cieldequimper said...

Did not know him until now, might like a Borglum next to my Remington. What think you?

joo said...

This sculpture is terrific, Jack!

Lowell said...

1902? Not very long after Gen. Custer met his maker at the hands of this warriors most recent ancestors. Frightfully beautiful sculpture.

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

I like the uplifted face. Great expression.

Regina K said...

You've captured such a wonderful expression in that top photo. I am quite fond of western sculpture like this.

Randy said...

That is so beautiful. I would love to see it in person.

Bob Crowe said...

Okay, now I can't get the song Wooly Bully out of my head.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Buffalo Dance? How can we live with names like John and Jack when we hear of names like that?
Great series of pictures; I've just gone back to view the rest of the series. Thanks.

JM said...

Beautiful shot on top!