A New Way of Life

A spotlight exhibit of Historical Figures by George Stuart

February 13, 2018 – August 5, 2018

In 2017, through a generous donation by Eunice and E.G. Hernandez and Family, the museum acquired a collection of 32 one-quarter-life-size Historical Figures made by artist George Stuart. Created between 1957 and 1958, these early works by Mr. Stuart include individuals who were the driving force that shaped human history, featuring the famous and infamous from ancient civilizations, European nobility, and political crusades. Three spotlight exhibits per year feature different selections from the collection through a variety of themes.

This exhibit offers a glimpse into the lives of the famous (and infamous) figures in early western civilization. Explore the complexities of early civilizations through examples of social structure, organized religious worship, government, advancement in technology, and written communication.

The Historical Figures on display in this exhibit are; Tutankhamun, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, and Emperor Nero.

 

Exhibit Support:​

This exhibit is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.