Art Properties has loaned an important sculpture to the exhibition "Goddess, Heroine, Beast: Anna Hyatt Huntington's New York Sculpture, 1902-1936," which runs from January 22 to March 15 at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University. Huntington (1876-1973) was one of New York City's most prominent sculptors. The subjects of her work include heroic goddesses and naturalistic animals in motion, and her works range in size from medallions to monumental public sculptures.
The bronze sculpture from Art Properties seen here is the work included in the exhibition. Entitled Cranes Rising, 1934, the sculpture shows a flock of birds first at rest in the marshes, then moving upward in a coil, with the top crane soaring into the sky. The sculpture was a gift from the artist to the University in 1950 and for decades was installed in the Philosophy Department. In 1965 Huntington also donated to Columbia her monumental sculpture of Equestrian Lincoln, which is located on the grounds of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
–by Roberto C. Ferrari, Curator of Art Properties
Image credit: Anna Hyatt Huntington, Cranes Rising, 1934, bronze, H. 44 in., Gift of the artist, Art Properties, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University in the City of New York (C00.837). Photo by Mark Ostrander.