Brookgreen Gardens opens new equine exhibit this month

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The sculpture exhibition will depict horses at work, race and show horses and horses as patriotic and historic symbos.

Brookgreen Gardens new sculpture exhibition, “Equine Spirit: The Horse in American Art,” will be on display daily from Jan. 25 to April 27 and is free with garden admission.

It explores the history of the horse as subject matter for art in America and showcases important works from the Brookgreen collection alongside sculpture, paintings, drawings, and etchings borrowed from the best American artists that portray the horse.

“For thousands of years, the equine image has been linked to mankind. First as hunter, and later as domesticator and partner, man’s long relationship with the horse is often celebrated as a powerful and complex image in art,” explains Robin Salmon, Vice-President of Art and Historical Collections and Curator of Sculpture.

“This exhibition provides not only beautiful interpretations of the horse but will also engage and inform the viewer of its place in art and history.”

There are 75 objects in the exhibition which will be on view in the Noble and the Jennewein Galleries in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion.

Visitors to the exhibit will enjoy depictions of horses at work, race and show horses, and horses as patriotic and historic symbols.

Among the iconic sculptures in the exhibit are “The Bronco Buster” by Frederic Remington, “On the Warpath” by Cyrus Dallin, “Joan of Arc” by Anna Hyatt Huntington, “Wing Commander” by Charlotte Dunwiddie and “To the Post” by Marilyn Newmark.

Some of the paintings, etchings, and drawings by past and modern-day masters are by Reinhold H. Palenske, Newman Myrah, William Reese, Tom Browning, Cynthia Rigden, Curt Mattson, and Terri Kelly Moyers.

Other great sculptures on loan are by Herb Mignery, T. D. Kelsey, Sandy Scott, Dan Ostermiller, Richard Greeves, Daniel Altshuler, and Rod Zullo.

Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and non-profit organization, is located on U.S. 17 between Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and is open to the public daily.

For more information visit www.brookgreen.org or call 843-235-6000.

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