‪Richard W. Bock Sculpture Museum‬

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Taylor B
شيكاغو, إلينوي7,720 مساهمة
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‪If it wasn't for Dr. Donald Hallmark, a researcher at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, we might not be aware of sculptor Richard W. Bock and his marvelous collection that has been displayed in the historic Almira College House at 215 East College Avenue on the Greenville College campus since 1972. The collection includes more than 300 drawings, documents and photographs and over 300 bronze and plaster sculptures. In addition, some of Frank Lloyd Wright's work which had never before been displayed became part of the collection. Renovated in 2007, the museum has been redesigned as a more fitting home for Bock's masterpieces. The works include an outdoor sculpture, Spring. Who was Bock? He was an American sculpture and an associate of Frank Lloyd Wright who was particularly known for his sculptural decorations for architecture and military memorials. He collaborated with Wright from 1896 to 1913. After Bok's death in 1949, Dr. Hallmark learned that Bok's son and daughter had kept many of their father's works in storage. In 1972, he brought the collection to Greenville College. There are numerous personal letters in the collection written by Bok, Wright and other famous artists and architects, paintings by Harry Wallace Methven, Bok's brother-in-law, ornate gilded picture frames and wood-working tools on display.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 6 مايو 2017
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rainofhearts
‪Greenville‬, إلينوي171 مساهمة
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‪I've been to the Richard W Bock Sculpture Museum several times, as I live in the town, but most recently I visited during a special event for the Bond County Historical Society that included a special speaker in costume playing the part of the first president of Almira College. The museum is housed in what is known as "Almira House" and there is one room upstairs dedicated to the era of the start of the girls' school in 1855 with period furniture, books, and things the students would have had in their lodgings or on their persons.

On the main floor are art galleries displaying Greenville College's Bock Collection - most of the pieces have been in the college's possession since the 1970s - and before then had been in storage under the care of Bock's family since the early 1930s. Bock was a sculptor of architectural works, fountains, and other display pieces. Working in Chicago, Bock became associated with Frank Lloyd Wright and they continued to work together on projects and ideas for many years. The museum holds and displays several artifacts from Wright's career as well as letters between Wright and Bock.

The pieces of art (and art concepts) on display seem to really represent a wide variety of styles, though Bock is considered Prairie School. Some are very classical and others very modern, still more a blending and more difficult for me (a non art-history student) to categorize. I like the animals best, it's like a scavenger hunt to find them. And I'm always seeing something new that I'd missed before.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 11 يونيو 2016
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