Exhibition Opens in Crown Point, IN

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In April, the people of Crown Point, Indiana welcomed twelve life-size bronze sculptures with great excitement.  These works are from artist Seward Johnson’s series, “Celebrating the Familiar”, which draws attention to every day activities, and “Icons Revisited”, which highlights famous images from popular culture. Included in the exhibition are the delightful Forever Marilyn, and figures reading poetry books, sharing newspapers, and having conversations.  There is even someone helping keep the streets pristine by tossing out litter.  A favorite Johnson piece titled God Bless America, an homage to painter Grant Wood’s farmer couple (American Gothic) with their notably serious expressions and a pitchfork, can also be seen. The bronze sculptures have been installed throughout downtown Crown Point, between Court and Main, for the “Art In Point” public art project.

This exhibit also includes the 36 foot tall Abraham Lincoln sculpture Return Visit, which you can’t miss as you drive past the CP Sportsplex.  After visiting with Marilyn Monroe, look over the shoulder of the woman in Captured, or stroll with the “Ambassador of the Streets” and her dog on the southeast corner of the Historic Crown Point Courthouse. The exhibit will be in beautiful downtown through November 1, 2016.  Don’t miss it!

Monmouth University hosts sculptures in Long Branch, NJ

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Bronze sculptures by artist Seward Johnson were installed on the Monmouth University campus in Long Branch, New Jersey, to greet attendees to the TEDxNavesink talks, which brought world-class speakers to the region.  The event focused on technology and innovation and a team from The Seward Johnson Atelier developed a display that brought to life the casting process, and artist Seward Johnson’s creative oeuvre.

Until the end of August 2016, you may view God Bless America (ode to Grant Wood’s American Gothic painting), The Strolling Professor and Between Classes on display near the Pollak Theatre and Pozycki Hall.

Sculptures at the Key West Custom House and Museum – Key West, FL

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Nearly a dozen life size bronze sculptures from Seward Johnson’s series, “Celebrating the Familiar” and “Beyond the Frame” are on exhibition at the Custom House Museum, located within Key West’s Old Town precinct.  Several pieces can be found at the Key West Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters Museum.

Make a day of it, and have lunch with the carpenter in Lunchbreak, or relax with the newest installation Pondering the Benefits of Exercise.  You can’t miss the 20 foot tall sculpture of Renoir’s dancers, Johnson’s Time for Fun, twirling at the museum’s entrance.

Pomona Exhibition

Bronze figures from artist Seward Johnson’s series Celebrating the Familiar dot the Campus Espanade at Western University of Health Science through the summer.  Stroll between Towne Avenue and Gibbs Street to catch a glimpse of these sculptures, depicting people engaged in everyday activities, and weighing between 350 to 900 pounds.  It took three burly men to set the woman Shaping Up in motion; see her in mid-stride by the Health Education Center.  Swing by the park bench by the Student Services Center and peek over the businessman in Waiting for a hot stock tip. The exquisite detail will make you smile.

Crown Point, Indiana

In 2016, Crown Point’s Art in Point program is set to sponsor a monumental-scale sculpture for the community’s enjoyment.  From May through September, the exhibition will showcase twelve sculptures throughout the downtown. All ages have joined the fun.

Napa Valley Exhibition

Northern California’s wine country invited the sculptures of Seward Johnson to dot the landscape from June through September. Travelers can find The Sidewalk Judge on a main street in Yountville amid the toney restaurants. Other figurative bronzes can be found at the beautiful B Cellars Vineyards & Winery in Oakville, Napa Valley.

18 Sculptures Along New York City’s Broadway in the Garment District

New York City’s Broadway is the setting for an exhibition of eighteen Seward Johnson sculptures through September 15, 2015. Hosted by the Garment District Alliance, visitors to the five pedestrian plazas will find selections from Seward Johnson: The Retrospective on view. Each series of Johnson’s is represented within the five plazas including Celebrating the Familiar (man on the street) works and the Beyond the Frame pieces from the Impressionist-inspired collection. Marilyn Monroe and Grant Wood’s farmer’s enliven the plaza that is dedicated to the Icons Revisited series. Artnet highlighted this exhibition under its headline “15 exhibitions not to miss this summer”, and the New York Times called it ” … so dead-on you’re forced to do a double-take. “
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