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Creative Casting

Creative Casting: Bronzes from the Heard Collection

Copper and tin come together to make bronze, a medium that offers wonderful creativity for artists in the choices of texture and patinas. Sculptor John Hoover, for example, whose earlier work was carved from cedar, found in bronze a medium that could express the qualities of his cedar carvings.

All of the sculpture in Creative Casting came to the Heard Museum’s permanent collection through important bequests. We are honored that two knowledgeable collectors, Les Goldberg and Ann B. Ritt, chose to remember the Heard in their wills and share their collections with the public.

Artists include: Tammy Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo), Arlo Namingha (Tewa/Hopi), Allan Houser (Chiricahua Apache), and John Hoover (Unangan).