“A Deep and Subtle Expression” Exhibition Opens July 4th

By Erin Carlson Mast

A new exhibition, “A Deep and Subtle Expression: Lincoln in Sculpture – Works from National Trust Collections” will open to the public Friday, July 4th, in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center at President Lincoln’s Cottage.

Maquette by Charles Keck; Photograph (C) Carol M. Highsmith, 2008

The exhibition features collections from Historic Sites of the National Trust for Historic Preservation including: President Lincoln’s Cottage, Woodrow Wilson House, Chesterwood Estate & Museum, and Villa Finale.

Highlights of the exhibition include a Lincoln life mask once owned by John Hay, a rarely seen model of the “Standing Lincoln” by Lincoln Memorial sculptor Daniel Chester French, and exciting studies for a new sculpture that will be unveiled at President Lincoln’s Cottage this autumn

The exhibition is located in the Special Exhibit Gallery on the main floor of the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center at President Lincoln’s Cottage, and will be open from July 4th through December 19, 2008, during regular visitor hours.

For more information on visiting President Lincoln’s Cottage, check out the “Plan a Visit” page of the website: http://www.lincolncottage.org/visit/index.htm

Ms. Mast is the Curator at President Lincoln’s Cottage

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