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Malvina Hoffman: Sculpture

Sculpture at The Field

Hoffman's sculptures have recently undergone conservation treatment, and fifty of the most beautiful are now featured in The Field Museum’s new exhibition Looking at Ourselves: Rethinking the Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman through Monday, January 1, 2018. The exhibition is a rich inquiry into the concept of race, which has changed drastically over the past eighty years but is still very much with us today.  Hoffman’s artworks embody the complicated ways we look at culture and race, but they are also detailed and nuanced portraits of individual persons.

© The Field Museum, GN92212_007d, Photographer John Weinstein.

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Explore more about Malvina Hoffman and her sculpture via Google Art & Culture: "Rethinking the Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman." 

Schuessler, Jennifer. "'Races of Mankind' Sculptures, Long Exiled, Return to Display at Chicago's Field Museum." The New York Times. 2016/01/21.

© The Field Museum, CSA77747, Photographer Charles Carpenter.