George Segal: Street Scenes

May 9, 2009—August 2, 2009

“I think a minute of existence is miraculous and extraordinary.” George Segal (1924–2000)

George Segal: Street Scenes was the first exhibition of this renowned sculptor’s work to focus on a single theme: the city.

Spanning four decades, from the 1960s through the 1990s, the exhibition included more than a dozen large sculptures. Through these works, Segal chronicled the ever-evolving dynamics of the city from the quiet nostalgia of The Diner (1964-66) to more contemporary references such as punk art graffiti in Dumpster (2000).

Click below to see images created and submitted by visitors inspired by the work of George Segal.


Your Scene Gallery



This exhibition was organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition is supported in Kansas City by the Campbell-Calvin Fund and the Elizabeth C. Bonner Charitable Trust for exhibitions. Midwest Airlines was the official airline sponsor.

Generous funding for George Segal: Street Scenes was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts; Bill and Jan DeAtley; Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.; Daniel Erdman; Associated Bank; the Steinhauer Charitable Trust; J.H. Findorff & Son; CUNA Mutual Group; the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission with additional funds from the Overture Foundation; and Gina and Michael Carter.

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