"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 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.