Langlais Sculptures Find New Homes

Posted on 04/25/2013

Kohler Foundation staff will be traveling to Maine this month to meet with potential recipients of artwork and sculptures by renowned American artist Bernard Langlais, whose work the Foundation is preserving.  Late in his life, Langlais constructed more than 100 large-scale wood sculptures, which he erected on the land around his Cushing, Maine home. The collection includes three dimensional works, works on paper, and paintings plus an expansive archive.  A number of outdoor sculptures still remain on the property.  

Once preservation of the body of work is complete, Kohler Foundation will be gifting sculptures and artwork to a variety of institutions for care and display in perpetuity, including:  The Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Portland Public Art Committee, Farnsworth Art Museum and many other schools, colleges, libraries, performing arts centers, and other non-profits in and outside of Maine. In addition, the 90 acre Langlais estate will be gifted to the Georges River Land Trust.

Visit our Bernard Langlais page for the full story, and check back here for for updates after our visit to Maine!