A curator emeritus of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will discuss the works of sculptor Cyrus Dallin in a Jan. 18 lecture as part of a yearlong series of celebrations marking the late Arlington resident's 150th birthday.
Jonathan Leo Fairbanks, who retired from the Museum of Fine Arts in 1999, will give the illustrated talk about Dallin in Arlington Town Hall at 7 p.m.
The event is free, but a suggested donation of $5 would go toward supporting the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum in Arlington, which is holding a series of events to commemorate the sculptor’s 150th birthday.
Dallin was born in November 1861 and is known for many sculptures in Boston, including “Paul Revere” in Boston’s North End and the “Appeal to the Great Spirit” outside the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He is known nationally for such works as “Signal of Peace” in Chicago and the “Soldiers and Sailors Monument” in Syracuse, N.Y.
Fairbanks will discuss how Dallin’s work fits within the historical context of 19th century and early 20th century sculptors. He will be joined by his nephew, Daniel J. Fairbanks, an associate dean of science and health and a professor of biology at Utah Valley University, who will sculpt a bust of Dallin during the course of the evening’s lecture.
More information about the lecture and other events scheduled to commemorate Dallin’s 150th birthday can be found at www.dallin.org.