"Cyrus the Great" Dean of New England Sculptors Illustrated Talk & Sculpture Demonstration by Jonathan and Dr. Daniel J. Fairbanks
Presented by notloB Music at Arlington Town Hall
January 18, 2012
Join Jonathan and Dr. Daniel Fairbanks for a multi-media event celebrating the life and work of Cyrus Dallin! Respected artist, curator, and scholar Jonathan Fairbanks will discuss Dallin's equestrian monuments and other groundbreaking works while Dr. Daniel J. Fairbanks, a scientist, artist, and professor (and nephew of Jonathan Fairbanks) sculpts a bust of Dallin in clay.
This event is sponsored by the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the birth of Cyrus Dallin. Visit www.dallin.org for a full list of programs and events throughout the year.
Jonathan Leo Fairbanks is an artist and expert in American fine and decorative arts. He developed the decorative arts and sculpture department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1971, and served as the department's curator until 1999. Fairbanks earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Utah, a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and a second Masters in American Culture from the University of Delaware Winterthur Museum Fellowship Program. Fairbanks currently works as a museum consultant curating temporary and traveling exhibitions. He also writes a weekly column for Artfact.com, creates and exhibits his own artwork, and serves on the board of the Fairbanks Family in America, Inc., the organization that owns and operates the historic Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts.
Daniel J. Fairbanks is a scientist, artist, author, and professor. He graduated with high honors from Brigham Young University and received graduate training in genetics at the University of Minnesota (M.S.) and the University of Arizona (Ph.D.) He is currently Associate Dean of Science and Health and Professor of Biology at Utah Valley University. Dr. Fairbanks is also a professional artist with commissioned work in sculpture, painting, and drawing on permanent exhibit in museum, public, and private collections. He is a certified forensic sculptor and is currently working on anthropological facial reconstructions of skulls from Moche excavations in Peru.