Il Bronzetto

Partial List of Featured Artists

Tim Barnes, Don Baum, Mike Baur, Roger F. Blakley, Mayroe Carroll, Barbara Cooper, Herb Eaton, Peter Fagan, Preston Jackson, Terrence Karpowicz, David Kotker, Caroline Lee, Stephen Lueking, Dann Nardi, Jerry Peart, Sarah Schwartz, Ed Shay, Lisa Sheets, Barry Tinsley, Thomas Walsh, Marcia Weese, Richard Wetzel, Jeffery Wilcox, Bruce White, and Dan Yarbrough.

  • October 2, 1988 – November 6, 1988
  • The Del Prado

Curated by Michael Dunbar and Virginio Ferrari, this exhibition was patterned after the popular biennial Il Bronzetto exhibitions of Padua, Italy. This exhibition presented at the Center showcased the first grouping in Chicago of small scale bronze sculpture similar to the biennial’s in Italy. The intimate scale of these maquette-like works often caused them to be overlooked in favor of their larger companions. However, their superior quality justly earned them their titles as capolavori d’arte. The purpose of this exhibit was to draw attention to this often neglected genre of sculpture, and to the legacy of the cast bronze technique which reached its apex during the Italian Renaissance. Co-curator Michael Dunbar, a sculptor who at the time of the exhibition was coordinator of Art & Architecture for the Capital Development Board in Springfield, IL. The other co-curator, Virginio Ferrari, is a Chicago sculptor who for many years promoted Italian-American cultural exchange in Chicago.

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