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MPL-owned sculptures now on display at Villa Terrace!

By MPL Staff on Jul 11, 2014 2:54 PM

Rogers sculpture

 

The Villa Terrace Museum of Decorative Arts is currently exhibiting a selection of plaster sculpture works by popular 19th century artist John Rogers, on loan from the Milwaukee Public Library.

John Rogers: Art in Plaster
Sculpture From The Collection of the Milwaukee Public Library

July 11 - September 14, 2014

"The Villa Terrace Museum of Decorative Arts is proud to announce a collaborative exhibition of John Rogers plaster sculpture, selected from the collection of the Milwaukee Public Library. Beginning in 1860, John Rogers spent three decades in New York executing a series of “groups,” large sculpted pieces that he advertised and shipped across the United States. Taking advantage of rail and commercial networks, Rogers contributed to a mass market for common images. As wedding gifts, as narrative documents, and as signals of Victorian respectability, Rogers became the most popular artist of his day.

Villa Terrace has selected a small representation of the work of John Rogers from the extensive collection at the Milwaukee Public Library."



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