On View

Carved, Cast, Crumpled: Sculpture All Ways

September 27–December 21, 2014

Carved, Cast, Crumpled installation view

What makes an object a sculpture? The immersive exhibition Carved, Cast, Crumpled investigates the essential qualities of three-dimensional art across historical and cultural contexts, questioning what it means to be in the presence of an object. 

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Collection Galleries

Modern Art & Design

Elisabeth and William M. Landes Gallery

Dating from 1880 to the 1950s, the Smart Museum's collection of modern art and... continue reading »

Asian Art

Janis Kanter and Thomas McCormick Gallery

The Smart Museum’s Asian collection encompasses a rich variety of forms, materials, and functions,... continue reading »

European Art

Edward A. and Inge Maser Gallery

The Smart Museum's European collection ranges from antiquity to the nineteenth century and includes... continue reading »

Contemporary Art

Robert and Joan Feitler Gallery

The Smart Museum’s contemporary collection emphasizes two central threads in recent art: the persistence... continue reading »

Sculpture Garden & Reception Hall

Vera and A. D. Elden Sculpture Garden and Eunice Ratner Reception Gallery

Vera and A. D. Elden Sculpture Garden Situated between the Smart and Art History... continue reading »

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