Events are funded in part through generous grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, the Boston Cultural Council, and the Revere Hotel.
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A 57-Year Ride: Cyrus Dallin’s Quest to Raise his Iconic Paul Revere Statue
April 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
For the first time, The Paul Revere House and Cyrus Dallin Art Museum are thrilled to present a joint program to share the remarkable journey behind Cyrus Dallin’s Paul Revere Monument.
Learn about the origins of this statue, beloved by Bostonians and recognized around the world as an emblematic image of the city and spirit behind the War of Independence. Born on the Utah frontier, Cyrus Dallin was just 22 years old and freshly arrived in Boston for artistic training when in 1883 he entered and won the City’s competition to honor Paul Revere’s legacy with a monument in Copley Square.
It was not until 1940, 57 years, seven versions of the same statue, and countless twists and turns later, that Dallin’s vision was realized in the North End’s Prado, where it stands today.
This virtual program will introduce participants to Dallin and illuminate the 57-year journey through the dynamic power shifts that characterized Boston politics in the early 20th century and shaped the tortuous path Dallin pursued to create this work and honor Revere.
Join us and learn how this story of perseverance proved to be not just a culmination of Dallin’s lifelong efforts, but one that also further developed Paul Revere’s legacy and image for future generations of Americans.