The United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania proudly presents their newest art exhibition: Carved in Stone, Cast in Bronze. It is an exhibition of Commemorative Civil War Era Sculpture. The key pieces displayed include: The Standing Lincoln by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, marble busts of Generals McClellan and Grant, a magnificent bronze American Eagle and several Rogers Groups statuettes.
The years between the Civil War and the end of World War I represented the great age of American sculpture. From Neoclassical idealized images of sculpture carved in marble, to the new detailed, dynamic naturalism of the Beaux Arts movement of cast bronze. Even plaster carvings are made in masses for middle-class America to be viewed not in parks or government buildings, but in the parlors and drawing rooms of American homes. These Commemorative works of art, also known as Civic or Public Art, also provide a glimpse into artwork of the late 19th century.