Alan LeQuire to talk about Music Row’s Musica,
and his other iconic Nashville sculpture.
Saturday, September 26, 10:30 am to noon.

NASHVILLE— During a special event one of Nashville’s most accomplished artists will talk about one of Nashville’s most famous art pieces. Sculptor and Nashville native Alan LeQuire will give an artist’s talk at Haynes Galleries on September 26 from 10:30 am to Noon where he will talk about Musica, the stunning large-scale bronze sculpture that welcomes visitors to Music Row. LeQuire will also talk about his smaller yet equally expressive sculptures. The talk is in celebration of the end of “Art Nashville,” the gallery’s summer exhibition of artists who hold Nashville close to their hearts. “Art Nashville” ends September 26. Both the exhibit and talk are free and open to the public.

For many Alan LeQuire has become synonymous with Nashville’s most iconic sculpture. For tourists his sculptures are often their first cultural experience of Nashville and for residents, some of the first artistic pieces they want to share with guests.

The public first became aware of LeQuire and his skills and craftsmanship when he was commissioned to reconstruct the Athena Parthenos statue for Nashville’s Parthenon. The 42-foot sculpture is the largest indoor statue in the U.S. and brought national attention to the LeQuire, the Parthenon, and Nashville. He has since been commissioned to produce many notable works throughout Middle Tennessee including the Tennessee Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, the doors to the Nashville Public Library, and the upcoming Tennessee Women’s Suffrage Memorial.

The event will be LeQuire’s first completely public art talk about the design and history of Musica since its unveiling in 2003. It is especially fitting to have the event at Haynes Galleries as Musica is situated directly outside Haynes Galleries’ front door. Guests will hear the untold backstories regarding this renowned sculpture, from the inception of the design to the real people used as models. With two smaller versions of Musica at Haynes— a 5 foot tall version and a 9.5 inch bronze maquette— as well as a full scale bronze of one of the heads from Musica, guests will experience the sculpture on a remarkably human scale.

Besides public commissions, LeQuire has a substantial body of work of portraits and small bronzes, many of which are on display at Haynes Galleries. He will gladly answer questions from guests and discuss his inspiration for the collection on view at Haynes Galleries.