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Historic Newton presents: Sculpture in Service of Social Justice
February 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cyrus Dallin, Sculpture in Service of Social Justice
- Date:02/16/2021 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Newton, Massachusetts 02459
Did you know that Cyrus Dallin, sculptor of the Francis B. Hornbrook statue which is part of the Newton Free Library’s Permanent Collection of Art, was also an educator, activist and agent of change? Join Cyrus Dallin Art Museum director and curator, Heather Leavell, for a program that will cover the history of three local Dallin works, illustrating how Dallin employed his position as an internationally acclaimed sculptor to fight the oppression of Indigenous people. Learn how Dallin took a lead role in efforts to reform government policies adversely affecting Native peoples and educate the general public about Indigenous cultures. Co-sponsored by Historic Newton and the Newton Free Library. Register here to attend the program.