WELCOME to the “Hermon A. MacNeil” — Virtual Gallery & Museum !

~ This Gallery celebrates Hermon Atkins MacNeil, American sculptor of the Beaux Arts School. MacNeil led a generation of sculptors in capturing many fading Native American images and American history in the realism of this classic style.

~ World’s Fairs, statues, public monuments, coins, and buildings across to country. Hot-links (on the lower right) lead to photos & info of works by MacNeil.

~ Hundreds of stories and photos posted here form this virtual MacNeil Gallery of works all across the U.S.A.  New York to New Mexico — Oregon to South Carolina.

~ 2016 marked the 150th Anniversary of Hermon MacNeil’s birth on February 27,

Take a Virtual Journey

Since 2010 this website has transported viewers through the years and miles between 100’s of Hermon MacNeil’s statues & monuments throughout the USA.

For over one hundred years these sculptures have graced our parks, boulevards, and parkways; buildings, memorials, and gardens; campuses, capitols, and civic centers; museums, coinage, and private collections.

PERHAPS,  you walk or drive by one of his public sculptures daily. HERE, you can gain awareness of this great sculptor and his many works.  Maybe there are some near you! CHECK HERE!

Archive for July, 2020

 

May 30, 2020;

Six Weeks ago the “Confederate Defenders [CLICK]”  monument that Hermon MacNeil created was spray painted again.  [ Previous incidents occurred on: June 20, 2016 and July 10, 2015. ]

Demonstrators from both sides of the

George Floyd Protests (Black Lives Matter) and

Charleston defenders

met at 

Battery Point;

Charleston SC.

Where the Monument was dedicated

on October 20, 1932

with the sculptor, Hermon A. MacNeil, attending.

His proposal for the monument was picked from proposals of dozens
of other sculptors by a committee of Charlestonians.
Here’s how WCIV covered the incidents:
 

On Sunday morning, protesters against police brutality, racism and the death of George Floyd came face to face with supporters of the Confederate statues, but it was all peaceful.

At one end, Uplift Charleston speakers were across the street and at White Point Gardens preaching the importance of change in police brutality and chanting George Floyd’s name.

At the other end at the Confederate Defenders statue, supporters stood guard.

On May 30, the statue was defaced by supporters of Black Lives Matter during protests.

[CLICK HERE] Being so close to each other, members from both sides of the protest exchanged peaceful dialogue on what the statue meant to them.

Protesters said it “promotes division in the United States” in the community, whereas supporters of the statue said it was a piece of history and their heritage and they don’t want people to misinterpret the meaning of the flag.

Throughout the 20+ minute dialogue, everything remained peaceful and ended in friendly handshakes.

Below is a short snippet of part of the conversation.

Later on, protesters took a knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds in honor of George Floyd.

 

WHAT YOU FIND HERE.

Nearby or far away, there is no ONE place to go and appreciate this wide range of art pieces. Located in cities from east to west coast, found indoors and out, public and hidden, these creations point us toward the history and values in which our lives as Americans have taken root.

Webmaster: Daniel Neil Leininger ~ HAMacNeil@gmail.com
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WE DESIRE YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOS – Suggestions

1. Take digital photos of the entire work from several angles, including the surroundings.
2. Take close up photos of details that capture your imagination.
3. Look for MacNeil’s signature, often on bronze works. Photograph it too! See examples above.
4. Please, include a photo of yourself and/or those with you standing beside the work.
5. Add your comments or a blog of your adventure. It adds personal interest for viewers.
6. Send photos to HAMacNeil@gmail.com Contact me there with any questions. ~~ Webmaster