A Modern Legacy

Alexander Archipenko, Walking Soldier, 1917, executed c. 1954. Paint and wood. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Gift of the Archipenko Collection.

Friday, January 29, 2016 to Sunday, April 17, 2016

Archipenko: A Modern Legacy offers a fresh assessment of Alexander Archipenko, emphasizing the artist’s European and American practice as a pioneer of modern sculpture. Featuring approximately 50 sculptures, mixed media reliefs, and works on paper, the exhibition spans Archipenko’s entire career. The exhibition highlights the artist’s manifold abstractions of the figure and the breadth of his creative legacy that has informed our thinking of modern sculpture. Drawn from major museum collections as well as private holdings, the exceptional objects chosen for this exhibition convey the richness of Archipenko’s vision as a pioneering figure of modern sculpture.

Archipenko: A Modern Legacy was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C., in collaboration with the Archipenko Foundation.



Exhibition Season Sponsors: City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; The Cummer Council; Robert D. and Isabelle T. Davis Endowment at the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida; The Schultz Family Endowment; State of Florida

Exhibition Sponsors: The Director’s Circle at the Cummer Museum; FOCUS Cummer; Carl S. Swisher Foundation, Inc.; U.S. Trust

Exhibition Partners: Mr. Ryan A. Schwartz

Program Sponsors: Fleet Landing – Ponce de León Society; Florida Blue – Florida Blue Free Tuesdays; VyStar Credit Union – Tapas Tuesdays; J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver – Weaver First Saturday Free for All; Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc. – Talks & Tea Lecture Series

In-kind Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc.; Wingard Creative