The mission of the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum is to advance the legacy of the celebrated American sculptor, Cyrus E. Dallin, who lived and worked in Arlington, Massachusetts, by collecting, preserving and exhibiting items related to the artist’s life and work.
Cyrus E. Dallin (1861-1944) found inspiration for his art in classical forms, the heroes of European-American history, his family, and the Native American people he knew and admired. Today, his art in seen in public spaces in many of our nation’s greatest cities. His dedication to the subject of Native Americans changed the face of public art in America.
A core collection of over 60 works including sculptures (freestanding and relief), coins, medals, and paintings span Dallin’s lifetime and range in subject matter from American Indians, statesmen, and generals to mythological figures and family members. Sculptures on display include rare plaster prototypes, original bronze casts, and new casts from original pieces. Also on display are artifacts owned and used by Dallin and commercial items that demonstrate the far-reaching effects of the artist’s work on popular culture.
More than 60 works including sculptures, coins, medals, and paintings