Monday, February 16, 2015

Remington bronze sculptures acquired by National Gallery

Remington bronze sculptures acquired by National Gallery

WASHINGTON — In the six months since a court allowed the Corcoran Gallery of Art here to dissolve, about 17,000 works in the museum’s overall collection — by masters like Degas, Sargent, Albert Bierstadt and Cy Twombly — have been in a highly unusual institutional limbo. The National Gallery of Art, agreed last February to bring as many Corcoran pieces under the museum’s own roof.  more...

The subsequent transfer of two of Frederic Remington’s earliest bronze casts (1902’s “Off the Range” and 1903’s “The Mountain Man.”) to the National Gallery, may represent a subtle movement of precious Americana sculpture from one location in the nation’s capital to another, but it’s a move with potentially positive implications for the Remington Art Museum hundreds of miles away. more...