The 2012 Art Purchase Dinner
Four works of art were nominated by four curators to become the newest addition to the Chrysler Collection. Only one could win.
That's the story from the annual Mowbray Arch Society Art Purchase Dinner at the Chrysler Museum of Art. The nomination battle resembled an old-time political convention in terms of speeches, presentations and three rounds of balloting. In the end, Chief Curator Jeff Harrison's nominee prevailed: James Pradier's flawlessly cast, 1852 neoclassical bronze Sappho.
The nominated selections will be on view in Huber Court through Dec. 6, so stop by and pick your personal favorite, or take a moment to review them here by clicking any thumbnail detail to enlarge.
Crawford Alexander Mann III
The Brock Curator of American Art
Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
Angel on the Battlefield
Oil on canvas