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ISC EVENTS

October 25-28, 2017
27 International Sculpture Conference
The International Sculpture Center is excited to announce the 27th International Sculpture Conference: Intersections + Identities will be held from October 25-28, 2017 in Kansas City, MO.




Lifetime Acheivement Award

April 18, 2018
2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala
Honoring Alyce Aycock and Betye Saar. The ISC's Board of Trustees established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991 to recognize individual sculptors who have made exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture.




April 28, 2018
International Sculpture Day
With artists, organizations and institutions worldwide expected to celebrate the day with open studios, unveiling public sculptures, sculpture scavenger hunts, pop up exhibitions, demonstrations, iron pours, plus much more.


April 26, 2017
2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala
Honoring Lynda Benglis and Tony Cragg. The ISC's Board of Trustees established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991 to recognize individual sculptors who have made exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture.




February 29, 2016
2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala
Honoring Kiki Smith and Bernar Venet. The ISC's Board of Trustees established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991 to recognize individual sculptors who have made exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture.



October 23, 2016
2016 Outstanding Student Achievement
In Contemporary Sculpture Award

The ISC established the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award program in 1994 to recognize deserving sculpture students and to encourage their continued commitment to the field of sculpture.



April 15, 2015
2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala
Honoring Joel Shapiro. The ISC's Board of Trustees established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991 to recognize individual sculptors who have made exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture.


October 23, 2015
2015 Outstanding Student Achievement
In Contemporary Sculpture Award

The ISC established the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award program in 1994 to recognize deserving sculpture students and to encourage their continued commitment to the field of sculpture.



April 30, 2014
2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala
Honoring Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard. The ISC's Board of Trustees established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991 to recognize individual sculptors who have made exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture.


October 17, 2014
2015 Outstanding Student Achievement
In Contemporary Sculpture Award

The ISC established the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award program in 1994 to recognize deserving sculpture students and to encourage their continued commitment to the field of sculpture.



October 3, 2013
Lifetime Achievement Award Gala
Honoring Nancy Holt & Beverly Pepper
The Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991 to recognize individual sculptors who have made exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture.


October 26, 2012
2012 Lifetime Achievement Award: Honoring Fernando Botero
The ISC's Board of Trustees established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991 to recognize individual sculptors who have made exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture. Stay tuned for photos of the festivities.

Image of ISC Lifetime Achievement Award, copy of Head from the figure of a woman [Cycladic; Keros-Syros culture]

February 3, 2012
2012 Patron Award: Honoring Olga Hirshhorn
The Board of Trustees of the International Sculpture Center invites you 2012 International Sculpture Center Patron Award Honoring Olga Hirshhorn Friday, February 3, 2012 - 5:00pm Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Daniels Pavilion 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard Naples, Florida Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvers, Award Ceremony.

October 15, 2011
2011 Outstanding Student Achievement
In Contemporary Sculpture Award

The ISC established the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award program in 1994 to recognize deserving sculpture students and to encourage their continued commitment to the field of sculpture.



April 26, 2011
2011 Lifetime Achievement Award: Honoring Frank Stella
The ISC's Board of Trustees established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991 to recognize individual sculptors who have made exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture. Stay tuned for photos of the festivities.

Image of ISC Lifetime Achievement Award, copy of Head from the figure of a woman [Cycladic; Keros-Syros culture]



October 25-28, 2017
27 International Sculpture Conference
The International Sculpture Center is excited to announce the 27th International Sculpture Conference: Intersections + Identities will be held from October 25-28, 2017 in Kansas City, MO.



October 15-18, 2016
26 International Sculpture Conference
The International Sculpture Center is excited to announce the 26th International Sculpture Conference: Sculpture in Context: Tradition and Innovation will be held from October 15-18, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA.




November 4-7, 2015
25th International Sculpture Conference in Phoenix, Arizona
The ISC hosted the 25th International Sculpture Conference: New Frontiers in Sculpture in Phoenix, Arizona from November 4-7, 2015.



October 1-4, 2014
24th International Sculpture Conference
The ISC held the 24th International Sculpture Conference: Sculpture, Culture, and Community, in New Orleans, Louisiana from October 1-4, 2014. This conference featured panel discussions, keynotes, workshops, artSLAMS, and networking events, and explored how sculpture and the arts can rejuvenate communities and economies.



December 1-4, 2013
International Sculpture Symposium in Miami, Florida
This Symposium bring together artists, collectors, curators and art enthusiasts for panel discussions, keynote addresses, optional tours, a reception, and a multi-day iron pour by the Iron Maidens, an international sculpture group.


October 4 - 6, 2012
23rd International Sculpture Conference in Chicago
ISC Conferences are forums for sculptors to share creative experiences and for the public to revitalize their awareness of contemporary sculpture. The ISC itself was founded from the success of a series of conferences at the University of Kansas in the 1960’s.



September 14, 2017
The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life
Join the ISC at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ on September 14, 2017 for a conversation: The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life.

September 14, 2017
The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life
Join the ISC at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ on September 14, 2017 for a conversation: The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life.


September 25, 2016
ISConnects: Creative Reuse: Edith Abeyta, Vanessa German, and Steven Siegel discuss their art practices
Eric Crosby, Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art, leads a dynamic discussion with artists Edith Abeyta, Vanessa German, and Steven Siegel.


June 17th, 2015
ISConnects: Art Walk and Talk with Jae Ko
The ISC in collaboration with Grounds for Sculpture present Art Walk with Jae Ko. Jae Ko works primarily with huge rolls of paper, transforming this every day, common medium into works of fluid abstraction and beauty.


February 13th, 2015
ISConnects: Social Sculpting: Art Shapes Life Shapes Room
The International Sculpture Center in collaboration with The College of New Jersey presents an artist talk with Chloë Bass as she explores the idea of social sculpture. Originally coined by artist Joseph Beuys, social sculpture is a way of structuring art's ability to transform society.


Oct 22, 2014
ISConnects: The Portland Building, Portlandia, and its Impact on Public Sculpture
Renowned artist, architect, and designer Michael Graves will join famed Washington, DC sculptor Raymond Kaskey for a discussion.


Sept 23, 2014
ISConnects: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life with Sharon Louden
Sharon Louden, artist and editor of “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life”, will moderate a panel with David Humphrey, Paul Henry Ramirez, and Austin Thomas.


May 1, 2014
ISConnects: Alexander Calder | Jed Perl
The ISC in collaboration with Princeton University Art Museum will host an ISConnects lecture: Alexander Calder | Jed Perl on May 1st, 2014 at Princeton University.


February 21, 2014
ISConnects: Art as an Agent in Public Space: The Dia Art Foundation
In collaboration with The College of New Jersey, Art as an Agent of Change: The Dia Art Foundation features Kelly Kivland, Assistant Curator at the Dia Art Foundation, speaking on the Dia’s history of supporting public art.


May 16, 2013
ISConnects: A CONVERSATION: SCULPTURE & ARCHITECTURE
Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, AZ


June 18, 2013
ISConnects: A CONVERSATION: PHYLLIDA BARLOW
AND GILBERT VICARIO

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA


April 12, 2013
ISConnects: The River Between Us
Webster University, St. Louis, MO!


November 16, 2012
ISConnects: Transformative Vision
Join us at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ!


September 18, 2012
ISConnects: Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture
Join us at Frederik Meijer Sculpture Gardens! From the classical era until the 1950s and the advent of abstraction, the human figure was subject most frequently encountered in sculpture.


July 21, 2012
ISConnects: Michael Jones McKean & Nathalie Miebach
Presentation with Michael Jones McKean & Nathalie Miebachat at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts & KANEKO


June 9, 2012
ISConnects: Talking Dirty: A Salon Discussion
Talking Dirty: A Salon Discussion on Dirt in Art and Design in conjunction with the Museum of Arts and Design exhibit, Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design


May 30, 2012
ISConnects: Against the Grain: Strategies, Choices,
and Controversies of Women in Sculpture

This panel, hosted by the National Academy in NYC, surveys the advancement of women artists within the field of sculpture since the mid-20th century. Unlocking new opportunities in artistic endeavors has not been with out difficulty in the face of entrenched art world attitudes.


December 6, 2011
ISConnects: Lecture - Thomas Hirschhorn
Thank you to everyone who attended Thomas Hirschhorn's Lecture at the Princeton Art Museum! Pictures and video of the entire program here.


November 11, 2011
ISConnects: Artist Talk: Anya Gallaccio
Students, educators and art enthusiasts gathered at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia on November 11, 2011 to meet artist Anya Gallaccio and listen to her discuss her site-specific installations. Pictures and video of the program coming soon.


April 28, 2018
International Sculpture Day
With artists, organizations and institutions worldwide expected to celebrate the day with open studios, unveiling public sculptures, sculpture scavenger hunts, pop up exhibitions, demonstrations, iron pours, plus much more.

April 24, 2017
International Sculpture Day (IS Day)
IS Day is an annual celebration event held worldwide on April 24 to further the ISC’s mission of advancing the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.


April 24, 2016
International Sculpture Day (IS Day)
IS Day is an annual celebration event held worldwide on April 24 to further the ISC’s mission of advancing the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.


April 24, 2016
IS Day | Wake the Town and Tell the People
Sculpture enthusiasts gathered at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ for an exciting afternoon of programming for the second annual International Sculpture Day. Wake the Town and Tell the People featured work by eighteen emerging artists.


April 24, 2015
International Sculpture Day (IS Day)
IS Day is an annual celebration event held worldwide on April 24 to further the ISC’s mission of advancing the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.


April 24, 2015
IS Day | TASK Party with Oliver Herring
In collaboration with Grounds For Sculpture the ISC will host a TASK Party with Oliver Herring. Join us for this exciting improvisational art party, where participants will write, interpret, and select tasks to construct a creative environment.