PARTING SHOT — Fall 2008
   

 
(Photo by David Kilper)

Remembering Harriet Hosmer

Harriett Goodhue Hosmer (1830–1908) was a pioneering neoclassical sculptor. She produced many significant works for St. Louis patrons, including the bronze statue of Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton (above), which has graced Lafayette Park since 1868. Hosmer also was the first woman to study anatomy at the Missouri Medical College, which would later become the Washington University School of Medicine. To honor the centennial of her passing, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum hosted a special installation of four of her sculptures. For more details, see Frontrunners, record.wustl.edu/news/page/normal/11644.html and kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/Hosmer.pdf.