Public Art at Williams
Temptation of Eve, 1960
Elbert Weinberg (American, 1928-1991)
Bequest of Lawrence H. Bloedel, Class of 1923
Photo by Megan Cross
American sculptor Elbert Weinberg gained worldwide acclaim for his figural works. Weinberg’s sculptures have been exhibited at many United States museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford.
Weinberg garnered many accolades over the course of his career. He was the youngest-ever recipient of the Prix de Rome, and he received both a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Sculpture Award from the American Institute of Arts and Letters.
In addition to his role as a practicing sculptor, Weinberg also taught at Cooper Union Art School in New York, at multiple institutions in Rome, Union College, Dartmouth, and Boston University, among others.
Temptation of Eve, currently located at Field Farm, was bequeathed to the college by prominent collector and alumnus Lawrence Bloedel.