An exhibit featuring sculptures by Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973), organized by art history professor Anne Higonnet and 20 of her students from Barnard and Columbia, is set to open at Columbia’s Wallach Art Gallery on January 22. Huntington’s works grace numerous public spaces in New York City, including Central Park and the Bronx Zoo.
The exhibit was highlighted in The New York Times:
“A curatorial team of Barnard College and Columbia staff and students, led by the art historian Anne Higonnet, discovered forgotten mementos of Mrs. Huntington’s work at the Hispanic Society of America, which Mr. Huntington founded. An aluminum casting that Mrs. Huntington made of her right hand, and her bronze plaques depicting knights, farm animals and Spanish rulers will be on exhibit, on loan from the society.”
Prof. Higonnet works on eighteenth and nineteenth century art, childhood, and collecting. She has published five books and dozens of articles on topics ranging from Impressionism to contemporary photography.
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