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  • Mary Frank

    De Cordova Museum; Nielsen Gallery

    Two concurrent exhibitions of Mary Frank’s work showed the artist to be fluent and poetic in graphic art, as well as in her usual medium of sculpture. The De Cordova Museum launched the traveling survey “Natural Histories: Mary Frank’s Sculpture, Prints, and Drawings,” and the Nielsen Gallery housed a small-scale, companion exhibition, “Sources: Drawings by Mary Frank.” The Nielsen show displayed dozens of drawings, dating from 1970 through 1987, which emphasized the powerfully expressionist quality of Frank’s studies. Vigorous ink drawings of human figures and animals in motion, such as Two

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