The Moment - Feb 22, 2020

80 Contemporary Sculptures to Fill the Grounds and Galleries of a Historic Boston-Area Estate

  • MILTON, Massachusetts
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  • June 13, 2019

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Eustis Estate Museum, 1878, a marvel of the Aesthetic Movement
Historic New England
Winds of Change by Ryan Kelley

Historic New England and New England Sculptors Association (NESA) present Changing Landscape: Sculpture at the Eustis Estate from Saturday, June 22, through Sunday, October 13, 2019.

More than eighty contemporary sculptures by members of NESA fill the grounds and the three galleries on the second floor of the Eustis Estate in Milton, Mass. The estate, in an eighty-acre picturesque setting at the base of the Blue Hills, is the perfect backdrop for art that uses material related to landscape and the environment.

“By its very nature, sculpture is transformation. A block of marble becomes graceful curves in an abstract carving, a lump of clay is shaped into a vessel, and scrap metal is fashioned into an intriguing three-dimensional statement. From these transformations come new perspectives,” said NESA Executive Director Marilyn Ewer.

Changing Landscape explores how sculpture has an impact on its environment and enhances a visitor’s experience. The art can become an integral part of a garden, start a path, or create a focal point. Visitors can walk among the strategically placed sculptures and see their surroundings in a new way. The theme and location of the show connect the past to the future and represent Historic New England’s commitment to landscape preservation.

Involution by Elisa Adams

The sculpture installed inside the house is on display through Sunday, September 29. The sculpture on display outside remains in the landscape through October 13.

From June through October the Eustis Estate is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit the events calendar for information on programs related to the exhibition, including our Opening Reception on June 22. Make sure to tag Instagram photos with #EustisSculpture for a chance to be featured on our feed.

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