This spring, the Walters story continues with an exhibition exploring the workshop of 19th-century sculptor William Henry Rinehart, a Maryland-born artist whose works were among William T. Walters' earliest acquisitions.
Today the Walters Art Museum contains an extensive collection of Rinehart’s exquisite sculptures, including marble portrait busts of Walters family members. Rinehart’s work can also be seen in Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon Place and Green Mount Cemetery, and is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Rinehart’s Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble is a counterpart to HAND/MADE, an exhibition at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Organized by students in MICA’s Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS), HAND/MADE showcases works of multi-disciplinary contemporary sculptors alongside a 19th-century marble work by Rinehart, a former MICA student. It will be on view at MICA’s Fox Building, Decker Gallery from January 30 through March 15.
This exhibition has been generously supported by Anonymous and the Helen M. Hughes Trust.
Photo: William Henry Rinehart, Sleeping Children, Maryland Institute College of Art. Photograph by John Dean.