Saint Gaudens

The Eugénie Prendergast Exhibitions of American Art are made possible by a grant from Jan and Warren Adelson.

Additional support for this exhibition is provided by the Laurence Levine Charitable Fund, Inc.

Exhibition objects

  • Necklace

    Florence Koehler (1861–1944)

    Date: ca. 1905
    Accession Number: 23.125

  • Mourning Ring

    Possibly Elmkin Hitchcock (1726–1788)

    Date: 1758
    Accession Number: 23.80.78

  • A Mother's Pearls

    Thomas Seir Cummings (American (born England), Bath 1804–1894 Hackensack, New Jersey)

    Date: 1841
    Accession Number: 28.148.1

  • Ring

    Probably Tiffany & Co. (1837–present)

    Date: 1900–1910
    Accession Number: 41.84.11

  • Ring

    Probably Tiffany & Co. (1837–present)

    Date: ca. 1910
    Accession Number: 41.84.12

  • Watch and Pin

    Tiffany & Co. (1837–present)

    Date: 1870s
    Accession Number: 41.84.15a, b

Featured Media

Chickadees and Lincoln-Shaped Men: Life in the Cornish Colony of Artists with Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Program information

The centenary of Augustus Saint-Gaudens's passing was commemorated with activities ranging from film screenings to scholarly panels, and culminated in the Met's exhibition, Augustus Saint-Gaudens in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, on view from June 30 through November 15, 2009. Henry Duffy, curator at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, talks about Augustus Saint-Gaudens's home and studio in Cornish, New Hampshire. Saint-Gaudens's presence attracted a number of artists to the area, including Maxfield Parrish, Frederick MacMonnies, and Frances Grimes.

Henry J. Duffy, curator and Chief of Cultural Resources, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Learn more about Augustus Saint-Gaudens's famous Diana:

Learn more about the American Wing’s collections of sculpture:

Augustus Saint-Gaudens in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

June 30–November 15, 2009

Accompanied by a Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin

The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns some forty-five sculptures by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907), the American Beaux-Arts sculptor who worked in New York, Paris, and Cornish, New Hampshire. The Museum's collection fully represents the range of his oeuvre—from early cameos to innovative painterly bas-reliefs to reductions after public monuments for East Coast cities. Through the lens of the Museum's unparalleled holdings as well as some related loans, this exhibition offers a reappraisal of Saint-Gaudens's groundbreaking role in the history of late nineteenth-century American sculpture and the Aesthetic Movement.

Related Links

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

The Saint-Gaudens Memorial

Left: Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848–1907). Diana, 1893–94; this cast, 1894 or after. Bronze; 28 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 14 in. (718.8 x 41.3 x 35.6 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1985 (1985.353)

See the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History for essays related to this exhibition:

American Bronze Casting
American Relief Sculpture
American Neoclassical Sculptors Abroad
Bronze Statuettes of the American West, 1850–1915
From Model to Monument: American Public Sculpture, 1865–1915
Industrialization and Conflict in America: 1840–1875
Americans in Paris, 1860–1900
America Comes of Age: 1876–1900