National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Alan LeQuire

Affiliation: LeQuire Gallery

Alan LeQuire is a sculptor based in Nashville, Tennessee.  He holds his degrees from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro (M.F.A.) and Vanderbilt University (B.A.), and also studied at the L’École des Beaux Arts d’Aix, Aix-en-Provence in France, and with sculptors Puryear Mims and Jim Gibson; he served as Assistant to Sculptor Milton Hebald, in Rome, Italy.  Mr. LeQuire is best known for his monumental works, including the Athena Parthenos in the Nashville Parthenon (the largest indoor sculpture in the western hemisphere), and Musica (also in Nashville and one of the largest bronze figure groups in the world).  His commissioned pieces can be found throughout the country, and he has received numerous awards for his work, including the Architectural Institute of America’s 1990 Design Merit Award for Athena Parthenos.


Alan LeQuire sculpted and built the world’s only full-scale re-creation of the lost Athena Parthenos by Phidias. In this lecture LeQuire explains the research, the controversial decisions he made, and the construction process.


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