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Gallery Talk: Dallin's Female Personifications of Victory

Victory, sculpture by by Cyrus E. Dallin
Victory, sculpture by by Cyrus E. Dallin
Christine Sharbrough will lead a gallery talk at the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum on Saturday, April 19 at 2:30 P.M. Although best known for his theme of Native American works, Cyrus Dallin also used many allegorical themes including victory. His sculptures, many of which are featured at the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, are a testimony to the training and skill that he had through his studies in Paris and decades of teaching at the Massachusetts Normal Art School. Come and see some of these wonderful sculptures and hear the history and interpretations of victory works at the museum. A $5 donation is suggested for this program.

Christine Sharbrough, MSLIS Archival Studies, Certified Genealogist(sm) is an art historian and Dallin scholar. She was an intern at the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum (CDAM) in Arlington, Massachusetts during her Art History studies from 2006-2008. In 2009, she interned at the CDAM’s sister museum, the Springville Museum of Art, which Dallin helped to found, in Springville, Utah. She was invited to present the results of her research at the Art History Symposium held at the Whistler Museum. After achieving her Bachelor's degree in Art History, Magna Cum Laude, Christine continued her research during her graduate studies. She was awarded another internship to accession, arrange and describe the Rell G. Francis Papers at CDAM and create a finding aid for researchers. Mr. Francis wrote the first book on Dallin's works, published in 1976. After receiving her Master's degree, Christine is an advisor to the Board of Trustees of CDAM and is the Appointed Genealogist for the non-profit arm of the museum.  Currently, she is finalizing a catalog raissonne to update Francis' work of 1976 to include new works, locations of others thought lost, and those that until recently were unknown.

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