FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

CURRENT MUSEUM SHOWS

“National Academicians: Excellence in American Art and Architecture”
National Academy Museum, New York City
January 31 to May 5, 2013

The National Academy Museum, located on Fifth Avenue in New York City, is hosting a beautiful exhibit of many of America’s top painters, sculptors, graphic artists, photographers and architects. Tuck’s bronze sculpture, Egyptian Princess, is included in that show. The museum is located in the stone mansion once owned by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington at 1083 Fifth Avenue, on the same side of the street as the Guggenheim Museum. It is open Wed. to Sun. 11 AM to 6 PM.

“Images of Children in Art, Selections From the Permanent Collection with Special Loans”
Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana
December 7, 2012 to February 28, 2013

This exhibition of 50 paintings, prints, sculptures, hand-crafted children’s furniture, and toys will end on February 28th. It includes Tuck’s bronze sculpture, African Girl. The Midwest Museum of American Art ithes located at 429 S. Main Street, Elkhart, Indiana.

STUDIO CLASSES & LECTURES
For the next month, Tuck will be teaching a weekly studio class, “From Wax to Bronze” at Fire Arts, a not for profit community studio in downtown South Bend, Indiana.

Tuck will give weekly slide lectures about public sculpture at the Forever Learning Institute at Little Flower Catholic Church in South Bend. His lectures will be a broad survey of sculpture from ancient times to modern.

TODAY’S SMILE

Having completed his design for the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Tuck took the wax model to the post office to send it to the foundry.  He was asked the usual questions, like is it liquid, flammable, etc. He said it was just a piece of wax, and it was to be insured for $100. The woman behind him asked how a piece of wax could be worth a hundred dollars. “It depends on the shape of that piece of wax,” he explained. “This is a medal for the Fischoff Competition. Have you ever heard of it?”

“Yes,” she answered. “My husband used to be a professional walleye fisherman, and he went to those events.”

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