Friday, May 31, 2013

Robert Merrell Gage sculpting event in LA June 8

Robert Merrell Gage:  Sculpting Los Angeles and Lincoln
A California Art Club Educational Program

Lecture and Screening of the 1955 Academy Award for Best Short Focuses on Gage's Life and Work, 
Which Included Numerous Likenesses of Lincoln and Monumental Sculptures in Los Angeles 


Event:                         Robert Merrell Gage:  Sculpting Los Angeles and Lincoln

Robert Merrell Gage, a professor of sculpture at USC and the 13th President of the California 
                                      Art Club, sculpted the likeness of Lincoln in many stages of the president’s life, and this work 
                                      was spotlighted in "The Face of Lincoln", winner of the 1955 Academy Award for Best Short 
                                      Film. Following a screening of the documentary, Jean Stern, Director of the Irvine Museum, 
                                      will discuss Gage’s life and works, with an emphasis on his monumental sculptures in the 
                                      Los Angeles area. 

                                     Gage, who served on the 1936 sculpture commission for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, sculpted:

                                     • Los Angeles Times Building - First Street facade
                                     • Edison Building (now One Bunker Hill) - limestone bas relief panels
                                     • Electric Fountain in Beverly Hills (Wilshire at Santa Monica)
                                     • Bust of Lincoln - 110 Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

                                     This event is an educational program of the Club's 102nd Annual Gold Medal Juried 
                                     Exhibition, on view from June 2 to 23 at the USC Fisher Museum of Art

Tickets:                      $10 for members and $15 for non-members. 
                                     Reservations are suggested, as space is limited. (626) 583-9009.

Location:                   USC Fisher Museum of Art
                                     Gin Wong Auditorium
                                     823 Exposition Blvd.
                                     Los Angeles, CA 90089

Date and Time:          Saturday, June 8, 2013, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Information:              (626) 583-9009 or
                                      More information on the program can be found at:

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