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The Poetry of Sculpture: Raymond Granville Barger (1906–2001)

  • Sponsor: Michener Art Museum
  • Location: James A. Michener Art Museum
  • Dates: July 20, 2019 - October 20, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Address: 138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Phone: (215) 340-9800
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Price: Adult $15, Senior $13, College Students $8, Ages 6-18 $5, Children under 6 Free

Raymond Barger (1906-2001) believed that artists and sculptors should work hand-in-hand with architects and industrial leaders, shaping the contemporary scene. A graduate of the Carnegie Institute of Technology and Yale University School of Fine Arts, Barger moved to Carversville, Pennsylvania in 1966, where he and his wife, Lilias, had a significant impact on the region’s cultural landscape for many years.

While best-known for his monumental outdoor sculptures, including works for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, Barger also created smaller-scale, more intimate works for interior spaces. His Transition, a 25-foot long bronze sculpture originally commissioned for the J. C. Penny Headquarters Building in New York City in 1965, has graced the Byers Garden at the Michener since the year after the museum opened

The Poetry of Sculpture: Raymond Granville Barger (1906–2001)