Historical Society Hosts Event About Famous Watertown Sculptor

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The Historical Society of Watertown presents an evening about a famous Watertown sculptor led by former Sacred Heart Pastor Joseph Curran. The event is free.

The Historical Society sent out the following announcement:

Please join us for a lecture co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Watertown and the Watertown Free Public Library entitled Harriet Hosmer – Watertown Sculptor

Presented by Father Joseph Curran Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472,  in the Local History Room – 2nd floor.

Father Joseph Curran, former pastor of the Sacred Heart Church in Watertown’s East End, will give a lecture on Watertown sculptor Harriet Hosmer in the beautifully restored Local History Room of the public library. Father Curran, our foremost authority on sculptor Harriet Hosmer, will present a lecture on Harriet’s colorful life and her many works of art.

Reverend Curran will trace Harriet Hosmer’s rise from obscurity to the courts of Europe and the best circles in her native America. Following the presentation, Father Curran will take participants on a tour of Ms. Hosmer’s works, which are on display in the library. The Watertown Free Public Library is proud to be the owner of the largest collection of Harriet Hosmer’s works anywhere.

Harriet Hosmer, (1830-1908) is considered the most distinguished female sculptor in America in the 19th century.  Her work can be seen in museums throughout the country, including the St. Louis Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford.

For more information please contact Joyce at 781-899-7239 or joycekel@aol.com

All programs are free and open to the public.

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