"Beauty is like a soul that hovers over the surface of form. Its presence is unmistakable in Art or in Life. The measure of its revelation depends on the measure of our own soul-consciousness, the boundaries of our own spirit." -- Gutzon Borglum
Before he created Mount Rushmore, Gutzon Borglum already had a productive and successful career as an artist.
The Stamford Museum and Nature Center organized a 1999 exhibition titled "Out of Rushmore's Shadow: The Artistic Development of Gutzon Borglum (1867-1941)." Selections from that exhibit illustrate some of the influences Borglum incorporated into his work. Frequently, Borglum favored muscular, dynamic poses for his subjects, and he also liked to make art on a large scale.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.