Elisabet Ney Museum

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    A historic landmark and a museum preserving the life and artwork of Elisabet Ney, a German sculptress who moved to the USA in the 19th century. The museum is located in Ney’s studio, or ‘Formosa’ as she called it, which was a gathering place to artists and philosophers.
    The museum houses more than 50 of Ney’s sculptures, including works that were made before she came to the USA, such as portraits of Otto von Bismarck, Arthur Schopenhauer, and King Ludwig II of Bavaria.
    Also presented there her American period portraits of public figures such as Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston, and a statue of Lady Macbeth.
    While visiting the museum one can view her original working tools, furniture, and other personal memorabilia. There are also special exhibits and events, including Saturday Morning Drawing Salon, Polka festivals, and “Speed Philosophy.”

    Elizabet Ney Museum: Austin Texas

    Done for Reporting Images Spring 2017.
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    Address: 304 E. 44th St, Austin, Texas, USA
    Free admission.
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