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Exhibition by World-Renowned Sculptor Opens Saturday at the Michener

The exhibition, Out of This World: Works by Steve Tobin, opens Saturday and will feature Tobin’s monumental works in steel, bronze and clay.

Steve Tobin, Steelroots, 2010, 12' H., Photograph by Kenneth Ek
Steve Tobin, Steelroots, 2010, 12' H., Photograph by Kenneth Ek

An exhibition by a world-renowned sculptor will open this weekend at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown.

The exhibition, Out of This World: Works by Steve Tobin, opens Saturday and will feature Tobin’s monumental works in steel, bronze and clay. Tobin is a Bucks County native.

In addition to works on view at the Museum, Museum Director and CEO, Lisa Tremper Hanover is organizing outdoor public placements sculptures throughout Doylestown.

“Hanover envisioned the exhibition as a way to re-introduce Tobin's work in his own backyard, giving the community the opportunity of both experiencing and celebrating the artist's vast depth and diversity of artwork,” the museum said in an announcement.

Tobin has exhibited extensively throughout the world, including in New York, Los Angeles, Italy, Russia, China and Finland.

Tobin is best known for his work, The Trinity Root, which is located the corner of Wall Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan. The sculpture, the first public memorial to the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, was dedicated on the four-year anniversary of the attacks. It attracts more than a million visitors annually.

"The long arc of Steve Tobin's success will be celebrated at the Michener with a dynamic installation that recalls his own roots in Bucks County and the Philadelphia region," said Hanover.

" We are proud to present Tobin's work in his hometown to an audience eager to interact with articulate and engaging artists."

The exhibition, which will run until Oct. 26, will feature numerous programs, including lectures and gallery talks, organized visits to Tobin's Quakertown studio and contemporary dance by regional performers inspired by the lyrical lines of the sculptures. Click here to learn more. 

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