Innovations in the Third Dimension

Sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle are among the masterworks in “Innovations in the Third Dimension: Sculpture of Our Time,” now showing at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.

The exhibition showcases 45 masterpieces of modern sculpture and addresses how ideas about the medium, size, presentation, patronage, and techniques of sculpture in the 20th and 21st centuries have created exciting and startling new possibilities for the medium.

Other sculptors included in the group show, dating from the late 19th century to the present, include Alexander Archipenko, Fernando Botero, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Duane Hanson, Keith Haring, Lisa Lou, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Marc Quinn, Auguste Rodin, David Smith, Sue Webster and Tim Noble.

The exhibition, which opened on 24 January, will run through 24 May 2009.

Shown: Niki de Saint Phalle, Nana with Serpent. Painted plaster, 29 x 16 x 10 in. Collection of Sachiko and Lawrence Goodman. © 2008 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Paul Mutino.