This exhibition demonstrates Leonard Baskin’s use of the body as a vehicle for reflection, highlighting themes of mortality and morality in the natural world.

Part of a required practicum course for Art History majors, The Curatorial Project (ARTH 331), was directed by Charles Palermo, Professor of Art History. Students selected, researched, documented, and wrote didactic texts for The Human Frame from the Muscarelle’s growing collection of works by the important mid-20th century American artist Leonard Baskin. The exhibition allowed student curators the rare opportunity to work closely with museum professionals and conduct hands-on research for the collection.  Read more about the student experience here.


Image citation: LEONARD BASKIN (American, 1922 – 2000) |  Leonard Baskin at 51, 1973  | Woodcut in black and green on Japanese rice paper | © artist’s estate | Gift of Christian Vinyard | 2012.137