EXHIBITIONS

ABOUT EXHIBITIONS

Since 1948, the centennial year of Saint-Gaudens’s birth, the Saint-Gaudens Memorial has sponsored exhibitions that feature both historical and contemporary art. Located in the Picture Gallery and occasionally on the grounds, the roster of exhibitions (2-3 per season) span from exploring the creative talent of the Cornish Colony, to artists working in a range of media while responding to the park’s collections and other local artistic and natural stimuli. Each summer one of the exhibitions features the work of the Saint-Gaudens Fellow selected the previous year.

Our exhibitions program provides visitors with insights into the evolution of artistic expression over time, highlighting innovative contemporary artists alongside the work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who was forward-thinking in his own era. Through these exhibitions and programs, the Saint-Gaudens Memorial seeks to promote sculpture, the arts, and the creative legacy of Saint-Gaudens and the Cornish Colony. Exhibitions are included with paid admission to Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park.

The Picture Gallery is sponsored by the Trustees of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial in cooperation with the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Courtney M. Leonard

BREACH: Logbook 22 | BOUND

May 28 - July 12, 2022

Acknowledging oceans as a critical space of globalization BREACH re-contextualizes in material forms the memories and lived experiences of communities and their relationships with water through an annual visual logbook. BREACH: LOGBOOK 22 | BOUNDcreates an invitation to contemplate water as a mode of transportation in reflection of its historical ties to the cultural landscapes of Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park, as well as a threatened resource through an account of the Connecticut River as it stretches and opens to the Long Island Sound. From fresh water to salt water, what are our relationships to upstream and downstream systems?  What does it mean to be bound for a destination and also bound to a place? What responsibilities do we have to the cultural landscape that sustains us?

  BIOGRAPHY Courtney M. Leonard is a Shinnecock artist and filmmaker, whose work explores marine biology, Indigenous food sovereignty, migration, and human environmental impact. Leonard’s current projects articulate the multiple definitions of the term breach and investigate and document Indigenous communities’ historical ties to water, marine life, and native cultures of subsistence.

Courtney M. Leonard, “BREACH: Logbook 23 | BREACH #2”, Wooden Pallet w/ Ceramic Sperm Whale Teeth, 3' x 4' x 3' (40-60 teeth)