News & Press

Modigliani and the Modern Portrait

Nassau County Museum of Art
July 22-November 5, 2023

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Gaston Lachaise: Immigrant in Greenwich Village

October 20, 2021, 6pm

 Virtual guest lecture given by Paula Hornbostel, as part of the Artists & Immigrants series

Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation, New York, NY

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Standing Woman, 1912-27, on view "The Whitney's Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965"

June 28, 2019–May 2022

Whitney Museum of Art, New York

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Short-Tailed Peacock, 1920, at
The Society of The Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL

Philip Hulitar Sculpture Gardens, on The Four Arts campus.

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Floating Woman, 1927, installation in Hunters Point South Park

Dedication ceremony September 24, 2020,
on view through September 2021

Hunters Point South Park, Long Island City, Queens NY

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Oliver Beer includes the Head of Scofield Thayer in his "Vessel Orchestra" at the Met Breuer

"This boat sings a G," he said, pointing at a Chinese dragon-boat vase. "This earthenware temple by William Wyman, from 1977, that’s a beautful F, and this very early portrait bust by Gaston Lachaise is our A-flat."

Read More: Adam Gopnik, "Making Music From the Met’s Forgotten Treasures," New Yorker, August 19, 2019.

Installation Videos: Youtube, Vimeo

Lachaise scholar Franck Joubin speaks in sculpture symposium at the Musée Rodin, Paris

On 14 June, 2019 Lachaise scholar Franck Joubin spoke on Gaston Lachaise (15:45) at the Musée Rodin in this seven-day Young Scholars sculpture symposium.

Stoddard Art Lecture: Gaston Lachaise and his American Muse
Presented by Paula Hornbostel
April 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM
New Canaan Library, Lamb Room; New Canaan, CT
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Long-Term Installation, Installed 2019

Bruce Museum

Dans La Nuit, 1935

Bruce Museum
Greenwich, CT

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Long-Term Installation, 2013-2019

Portland Art Museum

Floating Woman, 1927 and
Dans la Nuit, 1935

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Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

In Memoriam
Gerald Nordland (1927–2019)
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Drawings of Gaston Lachaise
December 18, 2018–January 25, 2019
National Arts Club, Marquis Gallery
New York, NY

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Harvard Art Journal

Harvard Art Journal, vol 6, May 2018

Features Paula R. Hornbostel (AB 93) p.2, My Interview with Louise Bourgeois, March 21, 1993. Illustrated.
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Tate Modern acquires its first Lachaise
Tate Modern, London

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Anything Goes: The Jazz Age
March 24-July 8, 2018
Includes 13 works on loan from the Lachaise Foundation, with two by E E Cummings.
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY

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A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, Elie Nadelman, and William Zorach
Organized by the Portland Museum of Art, Maine, and Amon Carter Museum of American Art


Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
May 26–September 8, 2017
Press: Press Herald, June 11, 2017
Boston Herald, June 29, 2017
Maine Public, 2017

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
October 14 2017–January 7, 2018

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX
February 17-May 13, 2018
Press: Art and Antiques, February 2018
Star-Telegram, February 1, 2018
Dallas News, March 4, 2018

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Collections in Focus, “The Many Muses of Gaston Lachaise, Sculptor at Kykuit,” lecture by Paula Hornbostel
May 31, 2017, 10:30am
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"Lachaise's America in Bronze and Stone," presentation by Virginia Budny,
at IAC's 21st Annual American Art Conference: To See Anew: Experiencing American Art in the 21st Century,
CUNY Graduate Center, New York
May 21, 2016

Lecture by Paula Hornbostel: 'Garden Art Talk: Figures, Fountains and Peacocks; Lachaise Garden Sculpture, 1920-1935’
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Bronx, NY
April 28, 2016, 7:30pm
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'Amplification and Simplification:’ Lachaise Drawings Lecture
New York Studio School, Nre York, NY
March 21 - April 21
Opening Reception: March 24 2016
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Gaston Lachaise: David Findlay, Jr. Gallery
January 7-February 13, 2016
724 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Opening Reception: January 14, 2016, 5-7pm
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July 2015 The Lachaise Foundation's office moved from 101 Federal Street in Boston to 575 Madison Avenue, 8th floor, Suite 211, New York NY 10022

Art in the Garden: The Peacocks of Gaston Lachaise
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum's web article in conjunction with installation.
November 19, 2015
Read the Article | Installation views


* Strut: The Peacock in Art, Fashion, & Culture,
Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art: The Hudson River Museum
October 11, 2014-January 18, 2015.
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Standing Woman
Standing Woman, 1932 LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY
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Cet obscur objet de désirs. Autour de Cet obscur objet de désirs. Autour de

*  "Cet obscur objet de désirs. Autour de
L’Origine du Monde,"

Musee Gustave Courbet, Ornans, France
7 June 2014-1 September, 2014

Cet obscur objet de désirs. Autour de Images & Information


Louise Bourgeois/Gaston Lachaise:
Cheim & Read Gallery, The Art Show, ADAA, Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street, March 5-9, 2014
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Trophy Art and Curated Booths at ADAA’s Art Show
Plus, taxidermied peacocks, a portrait studio and an $11 million Francis Bacon painting.
New York Observer article & slideshow
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Gaston Lachaise Portland Art Museum, Oregon
June 8-September 8, 2013

"Gaston Lachaise at Portland Art Museum," Art in America, Reviews by Sue Taylor, November 26, 2013:

LECTURE Paula Hornbostel: The Development of 'Woman' in the Art of Gaston Lachaise
Portland Art Museum, Oregon, Sunday June 9, 2013 — click here to watch



Face and Figure: The Sculpture of Gaston Lachaise
Bruce Museum
Greenwich, CT
September 22, 2012—January 6, 2013   
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One Hundred Years Ago:

New Yorker Cover Statuette (Nude with Coat), 1912.
Exhibited in the International Exhibition of Modern Art, "The Armory Show," February 17-March 15, 1913.
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Caption Contest New Yorker Cover from December 8, 1928
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Susan Hodara reviews Face & Figure:
EXHIBITION The Sculpture of Gaston Lachaise,
New York Times, 9/28/2012
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November 29th, 2012
LECTURE Hascoe Lecture Series: Love in 2-D: Letters of Gaston Lachaise to His Muse, Model and Wife, Isabel
Paula R. Hornbostel, Curator and Trustee for the Lachaise Foundation
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Thursday, October 11, 2012
LECTURE Hascoe Lecture Series: Sex in 3-D, Women in Sculpture: Lachaise & His Legacy
Dr. Joan Pachner
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September 9, 2011–May 31, 2012
PRESS "Une oeuvre de Gaston Lachaise au Tramway Plaza a New York"
by Mylène Hassany, France-Amerique, Lundi, 22 Octobre, 2012.
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August 10, 2012–September 22, 2012
Epic VisionlogoEXHIBITION Santa Fe, Gaston Lachaise: A Modern Epic Vision

September 23, 2011–September 16, 2012
gplogoINSTALLATION La Montagne, 1934, comes to The Tramway Plaza (59th and Second Avenue), New York City.
location map  |  photos  |  press release
Press: Village Voice,, NY Post

August 2012 and November–December 2012
gplogoEXHIBITION Gerald Peters Gallery to host Gaston Lachaise exhibition, Santa Fe and New York
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October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012
metEXHIBITION "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
installation photo  |  exhibition info  | NY Social Diary article

October 5, 2011–January 1, 2012
gplogoEXHIBITION "Rodin and America: Influence and Adaptation 1876–1936"
photo  |  exibition information

Summer 2011
gplogoEXHIBITION Lachaise at Moma: Floating Figure, 1927, in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at Moma.
photo  |  MOMA information

SPECIAL LECTURES Powerpoint Slide Lecture by Paula R. Hornbostel, Curator of the Lachaise Foundation, "A Flower on Her Breakfast Tray, A Sculpture in Her Garden: Gaston and 'Madame' Lachaise in Georgetown, 1906-1935"

Monday, June 13th 4pm, Portland Museum of Art, Maine, Distinguished Lecturer, Docents Annual Meeting in conjunction with "Maine Moderns, Art in Seguinland, 1900-1940," curated by Susan Danly and Libby Bischof.

Sunday, June 26th 1:30 pm, Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Baypoint Rd. Georgetown, Maine, in conjunction with the exhibition "Georgetown Goes Modern, The Modern Art Movement Meets an Island Community."

Georgetown Historical Society

March 8–June 5, 2011

thyssenEXHIBITION Lachaise's monumental Standing Woman (Heroic Woman), 1932, (LF92) is featured in: Heroínas from Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, and Fundación Caja Madrid, March 8–June 5, 2011

The exhibition Heroínas looks at the depiction of women in active roles and at the gender identity crisis in western art [...] offering a thematic survey of the depiction of woman as active subject.

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Review [, translated from Spanish to English]

Review [, translated from Spanish to English]


Wednesday, November 17, 2010


SCREENING "Flesh in Ecstasy: Gaston Lachaise and the Woman He Loved," a film by David Bagnall and George C. Stoney, will be shown at 7pm in the Avery Room, Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media in the Bobst Library on Washington Square, New York.

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November 29–December 2, 2010

nacadEVENT The Gerald Peters Gallery will be featuring the works of Gaston Lachaise at The American Art Fair at the National Academy, 1083 Fifth Avenue, New York. Public hours: daily 12–6pm.

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October 28, 2010–April 10, 2011

whitneyLachaise in "Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

More Information [NYTimes Review Friday, Oct 29, 2010]

January 2010


The Lachaise Foundation is exclusively represented by
Gerald Peters Gallery of New York and Santa Fe

January 12–April 30, 2010

EXHIBITION Woman: The Art of
Gaston Lachaise
travels to Naples, Florida
Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida

Museum Information
Donald Miller, Naples News, February 10, 2010


September 26, 2009 FILM EVENT

Including a screening of Flesh in Ecstasy:
Gaston Lachaise and the Woman He Loved
, 2009
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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Starting March 2009 NOW AVAILABLE

Gaston Lachaise 1882–1935
The catalogue of an exhibition that toured
Europe and the U.S. from 2003–2007

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February 27, 2009 FILM EVENT

Screening of Flesh in Ecstasy:
Gaston Lachaise and the Woman He Loved
, 2009
Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Starting October 2008 SPECIAL INSTALLATION

Standing Woman, 1932, on loan to the Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

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Standing Woman, Gaston Lachaise
Hillary Clinton launched the White House Sculpture Garden in 1993, drawing some criticism for including this massive sculpture of a nude woman.