DiSpirito Gallery Reception, Talk and Book Signing

Saturday, April 25, 2020

1-3 pm
Huxley Theater

Join us for a reception, talk, and book signing for Henry DiSpirito: Stonemason to Sculptor. The new permanent exhibition highlights the sculpture and paintings of the Italian-born, Utica-based artist (1898–1995) who began his working life as a stonemason before discovering his talent and passion for direct carving in stone. DiSpirito’s works were exhibited in museums and galleries in New York City and across Upstate New York, and he was appointed artist in residence at Utica College.

Senior Historian and Curator Ashley Hopkins-Benton will give a talk about DiSpirito’s life and work. Her book, Breathing Life into the Stone: The Sculpture of Henry DiSpirito, is available for purchase in our Museum Shop.

Program schedule: 

1-2 pm: Reception in West Hall

2-2:30 pm: Talk in Huxley Theater

2:30-3 pm: Book signing by Museum Shop




Henry DiSpirito, Refugees (Mother and Child), c. 1953

Henry DiSpirito
Refugees (Mother and Child), c. 1953