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Glenna Goodacre, Park Place

On view in the East Garden

sculpture garden 2020

Glenna Goodacre
born 1939 Lubbock, Texas - 2020 Santa Fe, New Mexico
Park Place
bronze, ed. 2/18
Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1997 General Obligation Bonds and the Albuquerque Museum Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Peloso; Ken and Cindy Johns

The group of life-size bronze statues in Park Place represents people engaged in everyday activities. They are posed as if they have wandered onto the museum grounds. A young woman ties her shoe and stretches before a run, a man intently reads his newspaper, a mother spends time with her child, lovers embrace, an elderly gentleman talks to his canine companion. The figures are connected by place even as they go about their separate activities. Glenna Goodacre’s sculptures can be found in settings like this all over New Mexico and they invite the viewer to bring their own narrative to each character in the scene.