Who knew sculpture had such a colorful history? Listen to curators explore a few of the questions and conflicts surrounding artistic engagement with the human body over 700 years.
Left: Willem Danielsz van Tetrode, Hercules, ca. 1545–60. Painted terracotta. The Quentin Foundation, London. Photo: Maggie Nimkin, New York. Right: Greer Lankton, Rachel, 1986. Papier-mâché, metal plates, wire, acrylic paint, and matte medium. Collection of Eric Ceputis and David W. Williams, promised gift to the Art Institute of Chicago. Greer Lankton Archives Museum. Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago / Art Resource, NY.