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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 17, April 23, 2006, Article 21

WORKS BY NUMISMATIC SCULPTORS AT BROOKGREEN GARDENS

Rich Jewell writes: "I recently went on a tour of Brookgreen
Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina - what a place!!
Thousands of acres of gardens with tons of flowers bloomin',
and over 900 sculptures by 300 hundred different artists
(A.A.Weinman, Laura Gardin and James Fraser, Augustus
Saint-Gaudens, Frederic Remington, Hermon MacNeil, Paul
Manship and CP Jennwein,  just to name a few).

By far the biggest surprise was the gift shop, where for
the first time they were selling their Brookgreen Gardens
medal series. These medals were previously for their
President's Council, Chairman's Council and Huntington
Society members only. Some of the designers are Marcel
Jovine, Alex Shagin, Don Everhart II, and Eugene Daub.
I thought some of your E-Sylum readers might be interested
in the medal series."

[I've heard of Brookgreen Gardens and have always wanted
to go there.  It sounds like an enchanted place.  From
their web site:

"In 1931, Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, founded
Brookgreen Gardens, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation,
to preserve the native flora and fauna and display objects
of art within that natural setting.

Today, Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark
with one of the most significant collections of figurative
sculpture by American artists in the world."

Many thanks to Rich for bringing this site to our attention
- more numismatists should be aware of the full range of
artistic output of the men and women who designed the
marvelous coins we collect and study.

To visit the Brookgreen web site, see: Brookgreen.org

Quiz Question: In what other capacity are the Huntingtons connected to
numismatics? -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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