Today in Smithsonian History: March 24, 1995

“King and Queen” (1952-1953, cast June 1953) by Henry Moore. Bronze, 64 3/4 X 59 1/8 X 37 3/8 IN. (164.5 X 150.0 X 94.8 cm) Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

March 24, 1995 “The Human Figure Interpreted: Modern Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum” opens at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan. This begins a museum tour that will include Otsu, Tokyo, Iwaki, and Takamatsu, Japan. This is the largest exhibition ever sent overseas by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, with some 60 works featuring Edgar Degas, Henry Matisse, Henry Moore, and Auguste Rodin.

Posted: 24 March 2016
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