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Venus of Meudon

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Data Source
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Provenance
Peridot Gallery, New York, to 7 October 1958
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 7 October 1958-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Exhibition History
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 45, cover ill. TOUR: MILWAUKEE ART CENTER, 10 September-11 October; WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, 25 October-6 December; WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, Kansa City, Missouri, 20 December-31 January 1960; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 1-27 March; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY, SCIENCE, AND ART, 11 April-15 May; M. H. DE YOUNG MEMORIAL MUSEUM, San Francisco, 29 May-10 July; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, 24 July-4 September; ART GALLERY OF TORONTO, 30 September-31 October.
GALERIE CHALETTE, New York. "Jean Arp and Sophie Taueber-Arp," October-November 1960, no. 49.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 13, ill. p. 104.
HOPKINS CENTER ART GALLERIES, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. "Sculpture in Our Century: Selections from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 25 May-9 June 1967, no. 4, ill. p. 9.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION TRAVELING EXHIBITION SERVICE, Washington, DC. "Surrealist Art: Selections from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," no. 16, ill. p. 25. Tour: JOSLYN ART MUSEUM, Omaha, 22 March-4 May 1986; FINE ARTS CENTER AT CHEEKWOOD, Nashville, 26 June-7 September; MONTGOMERY MUSEUM OF FINE ART, Alabama, 27 September-9 November; VASSAR COLLEGE ART GALLERY, Poughkeepsie, New York, 29 November-11 January 1987; SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS, Palm Beach, Florida, 31 January-15 March; IBM GALLERY OF SCIENCE AND ART, New York City, 4 April-17 May.
Artist
Jean Arp, French, b. Strasbourg, Alsace, 1886-1966
Date
(1956/cast 1957)
Credit Line
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
19 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 4 3/8 in. (48.6 x 13.9 x 10.9 cm) on artist's base
Type
Sculpture
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School
Dada/Fluxus
Accession Number
66.105