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Animals in Bronze: The Michael and Mary Erlanger Collection of Animalier Bronzes from the Georgia Museum of Art

Friday, Feb 22, 2019 — Friday, Feb 22, 2019



Appealing to art connoisseurs and animal lovers alike, this collection of 46 small bronze sculptures from the 19th and 20th centuries encompasses all manifestations of the animalier movement. The exhibition moves from the romantic wild beasts of the inventor of the genre, Antoine-Louis Barye, to the horses and domestic animals that were favored by some of his most important followers, Jules Mêne and Rosa Bonheur. It also includes important examples of animal art by 20th-century American artists Herbert Haseltine and Charles Russell, as well as by emerging contemporary artists. The Georgia Museum of Art published an exhibition catalogue that venues may purchase at wholesale rates.

The works in “Animals in Bronze” are a gift to the Georgia Museum of Art from the collection of Michael and Mary Erlanger. Eleanora Luciano organized the exhibition; Lynn Boland revised and updated it.