Archive for the ‘Museums’ Category


Although They Are Easy to Miss, a Series of Small Lion Heads Carved From Stone Can Be Seen on the Cornice That Runs Along the Top of the Worcester Art Museum’s Exterior (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 30, 2017)

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A Pre-Columbian Ceramic Sculpture of a Pot-Belly Dog From Ancient Mexico Seen on Display at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 6, 2020)

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A Wooden Bear Cub Climbs a Dead Tree Outside Sister Crows Native American Museum and Store on White Mountain Highway in Downtown North Conway, New Hampshire (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 7, 2018)

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A Small Wooden Statue of Saint Nil Sorsky Seen on Display at the Museum of Russians Icons in Clinton, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 13, 2018)

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This Early 12th Century Carved Stone Capital From a Column of the Notre-Dame de Montermoyen in Bourges, France (On Display at the Worcester Art Museum) Depicts Human Beings Being Devoured Alive by Various Monsters and Beasts Including Two Very Hungry Lions (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 13, 2015)


One of Two Nearly Identical Dalmatian Dog Statues That Stand Sentry Near the Front Entrance of the Bennington Museum on Main Street in Bennington, VT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 12, 2017)

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A Dashing Buccaneer Stands With One Foot on a Barrel of Rum and a Cutlass Gripped in His Hand in Front of the New England Pirate Museum on Derby Street in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 11, 2019)

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A Close-Up of a Black Marble Bust of a Woman Entitled “Portrait of Zalova” by the Sculptor Simon Moselsio Seen on Display at the Bennington Museum in Bennington, VT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 1, 2019)

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A Black Fiberglass Moose Found Roaming on the Grounds of the Bennington Museum in Bennington, VT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 22, 2019)

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A Pair of Sleeping Children Carved in Marble by Sculptor William H. Rinehart in 1875 Seen on Display in the Bennington Museum at Bennington, VT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 11, 2019)