{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 10533, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/10533", "Disp_Access_No" : "2002.2", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1966", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1966", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1966", "Disp_Title" : "Two-seat Bench", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Wendell Castle", "Sort_Artist" : "Castle, Wendell", "Disp_Dimen" : "28 5/8 x 54 3/8 x 22 in. (72.7 x 138.1 x 55.9 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "28 5/8 in.", "Disp_Width" : "54 3/8 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "overall", "Medium" : "Oak", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Stack laminated oak", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The MAG’s benches by Wendell Castle are the rare artworks in the museum that visitors are encouraged to touch. Run your hands along the smooth wood and sit down to contemplate other works nearby or just to rest. This bench was originally part of a dining room suite commissioned by the Baker family of Rochester. The artist used a technique called stack lamination, in which planks of wood are stacked and glued together, then carved and joined to create the final form. [Summer 2015]", "Dedication" : "Maurice R. and Maxine B. Forman Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Under Copyright", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Furniture", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2002.2_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2002.2_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2002.2_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2002.2_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "15912", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 22581, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/22581", "Disp_Access_No" : "2010.7", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1964", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1964", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1964", "Disp_Title" : "Music Rack", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Wendell Castle", "Sort_Artist" : "Castle, Wendell", "Disp_Dimen" : "53 1/2 x 26 x 20 in. (135.9 x 66 x 50.8 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "53 1/2 in.", "Disp_Width" : "26 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "overall", "Medium" : "Oak", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Oak and Brazilian rosewood", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The elegant tapered lines of Music Rack reflect the influence of renowned Pennsylvania artist-craftsman Wharton Esherick, whose work Castle credits with teaching him “that the making of furniture could be a form of sculpture.” Using bentwood lamination as a technique, Castle was able to create the “gentle, but regular organic curve” of the sculpture, whose central trunk mimics “a supple, bent sapling.” Music Rack was the first of Castle’s works to receive international attention. Not only was it included in an important design exhibition in Milan, but a review of the show in Time magazine featured a color image of it. All twelve versions of the original edition sold quickly, several to museum collections including the American Craft Museum. This work is now considered one of Castle’s most iconic. For over forty years the music rack was owned by Temple B’rith Kodesh in Brighton. The congregation offered it for sale to the MAG to ensure that it would be properly taken care of for generations to come. [Summer 2015]", "Dedication" : "Given in honor of Marion J. Hawks by her family, by exchange", "Copyright_Type" : "Under Copyright", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Furniture", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2010.7_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2010.7_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2010.7_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2010.7_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "39460", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }