Sculptures by John Buck
Flanking the front entrance of the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art are two monumental bronze sentries created by Montana artist John Buck. Music In the Sky and The Hawk and the Dove were commissioned by Life Trustee Harold Schnitzer and his wife, Arlene, to complete the threshold to the Hoffman Gallery.
Selected by Mr. and Mrs. Schnitzer from several wood-carved maquettes, the chosen sculptures were cast by Walla Walla Foundry in Walla Walla, Washington. In each sculpture, the objects held aloft by the human figures symbolize the disciplines of the liberal arts.
In celebration of the installation of Music In the Sky and The Hawk and the Dove, the Hoffman Gallery featured an exhibition of John Buck sculptures and woodblock prints.