Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth Regiment

September 21 – December 14, 1997

West Building Main Floor

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: A focus exhibition of Saint-Gaudens' plaster version of his bronze Shaw Memorial (Boston) included 8 early plaster studies for the memorial. The Saint-Gaudens plaster was installed at the Gallery on a 10-year-renewable loan from the National Park Service. A 20-by-15-foot niche was built in a gallery wall to accommodate the memorial and its new pedestal.

Organization: Nicolai Cikovsky Jr., curator of American and British paintings at the National Gallery, was exhibition coordinator.

Sponsor: The Shaw Memorial project was made possible by The Circle of the National Gallery of Art. Additional support was provided by The Shell Oil Company Foundation.

Image: Installation view of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth Regiment, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives

Attendance: 128,266

Catalog: The Shaw Memorial: A Celebration of an American Masterpiece. Conshohocken, PA: Eastern National, 1997.

Brochure: Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth Regiment. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1997.