Please join the Museum of Fine Arts on March 7th at 7:00PM in Fine Arts Building Room 250 to rediscover the life and work of sculptor Malvina Hoffman. Malvina Hoffman: student of Rodin; awarded important bronze commissions for which she was paid more in 1930 than any male or female artist; the first woman and second American ever installed in the Luxembourg Gardens (1919); and best-selling author and world traveler. Malvina was a protégé and friend of Auguste Rodin, she helped Rodin catalog his works for the Musée Rodin before his death, hid his works in the basement of the museum prior to WWI, and installed the first Musée Rodin exhibition of his work after his death. She is all but forgotten today but once was a front-page celebrity known for her great art and adventures. Though her studios were in New York City and Paris, Malvina Hoffman had strong local ties to Tallahassee, Thomasville, and Florida.
Author and biographer, Didi Hoffman will share Malvina’s stories of art, adventure, and a life well-lived.
Hear Malvina Hoffman’s extraordinary story and view some of her works.