Friday, December 23, 2016
Boston Bronze and Stone Speak To Us: Who Is Using My Boston Monument Guide Book? Boston...: The Head Librarian at Boston Public Library said, "The Bacchante and Infant Faun may have been banned in Boston and the origin...
The Head Librarian at Boston Public Library said,
"The Bacchante and Infant Faun may have been banned in Boston and the original sent to New York City Metropolitan Museum decades ago but not the Boston Monument Guide Book to Monuments and sculptures called;"Boston Bronze and Stone Speak To Us".
|Map of Copley Square Boston, MA|
|Author Joe Gallo BPL Courtyard|
|Bacchante and Infant Faun Sculpture Boston, MA|
Bacchante and Infant Faun
Boston Public Library Frederick W. MacMonnies, Sculptor Bronze
“Banned in Boston, 1896,” the Boston Globe states.
This delightful light-hearted bronze piece was a gift from architect Charles Follen McKim, the designer of the original Boston Public Library. The statue depicts a nude woman holding an infant. The Boston Globe suggested that it be replaced by a “nice moral statue of a Sunday school teacher”. Further comments from a local minister called it “a memorial to the worst type of harlotry with which the world was ever afflicted.” McKim decided to remove it from the courtyard fountain and donate it to the New York Metropolitan Museum. The MET gladly accepted.
Several years later, George Robert White, a Boston philanthropist, obtained a second “Bacchante and Infant Faun” casting and offered it to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts which they gladly accepted as well. Boston Public Library Court Yard still has the copy and not the original gifted piece to this day.
Although not an original, “Bacchante and Infant Faun” defiantly and playfully dance on the fountain’s waters, meant to be an oasis for hard working academics everywhere and in every field of study.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Boston Bronze and Stone Speak To Us: Who Is Using My Monument Guide Book of Boston? Mor...: 5.0 out of 5 stars Boston Bronze & Stone Speak to Us By Michael LaRose on January 24, 2013 Format: Paperback | Verified Purch...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Boston Bronze and Stone Speak To Us: Who Is Using My Boston Monument Guide Book? Jan O'...: The Fens where these below Monuments are located Dear Mr. Gallo, " Yours is a wonderful book! I love how it is orga...
|The Fens where these below Monuments are located|
" Yours is a wonderful book! I love how it is organized. I plan to visit as many of these statues and memorials as I can with your book in hand! (I have often wondered about those personages in the Public Gardens.) The history is absorbing; the photos are beautiful! I love this book!"
|John Boyle O'Reily by Daniel Chester French|
|Erin with Sons Courage & Poetry|
|Roberto Clement by Anthony Forgone|
|John Endecott byC.P. Jennewien|
|WWII Memorial By John F. Parimino|
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Boston Bronze and Stone Speak To Us: Who Is Using My Boston Monument Guide Book? Amazon...: 5.0 out of 5 stars It's mine now! By cricket'smother on December 12, 2012 Format: Paperback | Verified Purchase I bought it ...
Friday, November 11, 2016
Boston Bronze and Stone Speak To Us: Veterans ;America Thanks you For All Your Service....: Revolutionary War Monument by Charles Bulfinch Beacon Hill Memorial Column Outside Beacon Hill State House / Rear Charles Bulfinc...
|Revolutionary War Monument by Charles Bulfinch|
Beacon Hill Memorial Column
Outside Beacon Hill State House / Rear Charles Bulfinch, Sculptor Bronze / Granite
Clearly another first for Boston. This monument
was the first in the country to honor our Revolutionary war
Created by Charles Bulfinch, architect of the
State House, the Beacon Hill Memorial Column was
originally erected in 1790, but removed in 1811. The
memorial was recreated in 1990 and contains inscription
plaques from the original monument.
The Beacon Monument dedicated to the fallen
of The American Revolution was blown down 1789, the
same year Charles Bulfinch, who graduated Harvard
1781, was chosen one of the selectmen of the town of
Boston who redesigned the Beacon Hill Column.
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Sunday, November 6, 2016
Boston Bronze and Stone Speak To Us: In Memory of Kathleen Valentine. A creative design...: Kathleen Valentine's sudden passing strikes deep sadness within all who knew her. Valentines' talented efforts, sensitivity to th...
Kathleen Valentine's sudden passing strikes deep sadness within all who knew her. Valentines' talented efforts, sensitivity to thought and design of my book "Boston Bronze and Stone Speak To Us" enabled me to sell thousands of books and give dozens of talks that touched the hearts of many who have purchased them.
Kathleen's constant attention to detail enabled my idea, my dream of creating a guidebook for Boston's Monuments a most beautiful and factual reality. Usefulness and artistic expression were my wishes for this book. Kathleen created both artistically and digitally a book expressing all these wishes.
The design of the cover of my book captured what needed to be communicated to our Boston community as well as our nation. Kathleen did this for all of us. The covers, front and back, are the face of Kathleen Valentine's efforts, creativity and hard work. The careful thoughtful positioning of all these panels on the cover of my book depicting not only the many Boston Monuments our great city possesses but the religious, humanitarian, ethnic and emotional diversity that our 500 year old city is built upon. The diversity of our Boston Monuments and their artistic creators needed to be told to America. Kathleen expressed this communication with design and formatting with every paragraph and photograph that I researched and gave to her to build this most useful and informative book of our public art.
Thank you Kathleen Valentine for your kindness, sincerity and artistic sensitivity. You will be missed.
Rest in Peace
Joseph R. Gallo
Boston is America, America is Boston
With your help and guidance Kathleen you made my book a success