Distinguished visiting artist Thomas Schomberg creates monumental sculpture in cast bronze - a process that remains essentially unchanged since 2,000 BC during the Akkadian period. Schomberg's world-renowned sculptures are exhibited and collected internationally. One of his most iconic works is the famed statue of "Rocky" that stands on the grounds of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, inspired by the movie Rocky III. Schomberg's sculptures are also on view at many famous sports venues such as Yankee Stadium, the Houston Astrodome, and the San Diego Hall of Champions Museum.
Over the next several years, Schomberg is focused on a major series of work that embraces his love for the athletic figure, but evolves the human form into sculptures that are less didactic in nature and more emotional in theme. Schomberg is currently working with Brookgreen Gardens - an award winning sculpture garden and wildlife preserve, located just south of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina - to design a sculpture commissioned expressly for the site.
At the Gibbes, Schomberg will speak about his sculpture and process, and the artist's role in society today. Event tickets are available on the Gibbes website.
$20 Members | $30 Non-Members
February 8, 2017
Gibbes Museum of Art 135 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401