Episode #80: Cursed Art: Saint-Gaudens's Adams Memorial, and "Black Aggie" (Season 9, Episode 4)

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By ArtCurious and Jennifer Dasal/ArtCurious. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In our ninth season, in a topic suggested by you, our listeners, we’re uncovering the backstory behind some of the world’s most famed “cursed” objects in art, architecture, and archaeology. Today, we’re continuing with a highlight of American Renaissance sculpture with an “unauthorized” copy that chills many visitors: Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s Adams Memorial, and the so-called “Black Aggie.”

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