"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.
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 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.