School of Law exhibit to feature works by sculptor Frederick Hart

School of Law exhibit to feature works by sculptor Frederick Hart

More than 40 sculptures by the late artist Frederick Hart (1943-1999), best known for his monumental works at Washington National Cathedral and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will be on display Oct. 5-16 in the Schulze Grand Atrium of the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

The exhibit, "A Memorial Retrospective of the Work of Frederick Hart," will feature works in bronze, cast marble and acrylic, including full-sized replicas of his statues of St. Peter and St. Paul that adorn the west entrance of the Washington National Cathedral.

The exhibit is free and open to to the public fr0m 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The School of Law is closed Sundays.

Hart's "The Three Soldiers," at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, was dedicated in 1984.

Presented by the School of Law in association with Jean Stephen Galleries, Minneapolis, the exhibit opens at a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. A 6 p.m. program will feature commentary by exhibit curator Frederick Holmes and Jean Stephen Galleries president Stephen Danko, who will provide an overview of the exhibit and reflect on Hart's life and work. The St. Thomas community is welcome to attend the free reception. Refreshments will be provided.

Hart was posthumously awarded the National Medal of Arts by President George W. Bush in 2004.

For more information on Hart's life and work, visit