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March 31–July 5, 2009 at the Getty Center
Bringing together nearly 40 extraordinary works of art from the J. Paul Getty Museum and Temple Newsam House, a historic country house in Yorkshire, England, Taking Shape: Finding Sculpture in the Decorative Arts explores the shifting nature of the boundaries between sculpture and the decorative arts. It showcases a diverse range of sculpture and decorative arts made in England, France, Holland, and Italy, highlighting the rich sculptural plasticity of artworks executed in the exuberant Baroque and Rococo styles of the 1600s and 1700s and presenting them in a new light.
This exhibition has been co-organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.