"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 daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
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.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.