Ann Hirsch Sculpture Studio
Ann earned a B.A. in Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University, an M.A. from N.Y.U. Graduate School of Arts and Science and an M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art. In addition to her work as a public artist, Ann teaches undergraduate sculpture and exhibits her work.

As part of her work at Patriot Plaza, Ann participated in the Patterson Foundation’s Veteran’s Legacy Summit:

Nov. 13th – Creative Conversations Panel with Ann Hirsch and Pablo Eduardo, moderated by Ann Wykell, and Gallery Walk at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota,FL. HERE

Nov. 14th - Patriot Plaza Artist Panel, Process: The Hand of the Artist, Technology and Craftsman Collaborators, with Ann Hirsch, Larry Kirkland, Ellen Driscoll and Pablo Eduardo at the Ringling College of Art in Sarasota, FL.HERE

The forthcoming sculptures for the Bill Russell Legacy Project at Boston City Hall are in Boston Magazine this month.Younger Statues Will Rise (Almost) to Bill Russell’s Height, Boston Magazine Thank you to the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, Nicole Flynt, Ekua Holmes, Mo and Kia of the Boston Police Streetworkers, the girls of S.E.L.F. from Project R.I.G.H.T. and of the Lilla Frederick Pilot Middle School in Dorchester and Ale and Bella!!!

Patriot Plaza on NPR Sarasota Patriot Plaza Is a First at VA Cemeteries

Announcing the Veterans Legacy Summit at Patriot Plaza on Nov. 14-15Summit Information HERE

Patriot Plaza feature in the September 2014 issue of Sarasota Magazine New Patriot Plaza Salutes Veterans With Inspired Works of Art

Ann's work appears in "The Figure: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture" by Donald Kuspit and others, hardcover now available! More information HERE

Coverage of the June 28, 2014 local unveiling of Patriot Plaza, Sarasota National Cemetery:

- Watch the Patriot Plaza community dedication broadcast" HERE
- ABC7 Special on Patriot Plaza, see "GALLERY"HERE
- "Sarasota to Dedicate Patriot Plaza Honoring Veterans and Their Families," WUSF News HERE
- "Unique project rises to honor the fallen," Sarasota Herald Tribune article HERE
- "Patriot Plaza: A Place Where Freedom is Front and Center," a special broadcast airing Sat., June 21 at 7 p.m. on ABC 7 WWSB, My Suncoast HERE
- Patriot Plaza feature in the Sarasota Herald Tribune: HERE

Check Out the Full Patriot Plaza Website: HERE

Ann Hirsch's Sculpture for Patriot Plaza: Sculptor brings strong, emotional energy to Patriot Plaza Art: Ann Wykell for The Patterson Foundation

President Barack Obama visits the Bill Russell Legacy Project before the public unveiling President Obama's sneak peek

"Russell in Bronze"a documentary chronicling the behind-the-scenes construction of the Bill Russell statue with *interviews with Bill Russell, Red Auerbach, David Stern, Steve Pagliuca, Ann Hirsch and the former Mayor of Boston, the late Thomas Menino, can be seen here

The Boston Globe's feature on the Bill Russell artwork and Ann Hirsch BY BAXTER HOLMES!: "Sculpting Bill Russell"

* WBUR *"Bill Russell Statue Unveiled At Boston City Hall" By Bruce Gellerman

* The Boston Globe*City Hall Plaza statue honors Celtics’ Bill Russell: Legendary star is immortalized at last in bronze" By Brian MacQuarrie

* *"City of Boston celebrates Bill Russell: Player, activist, mentor" By John Hareas

* Sports Illustrated: *"Bill Russell honored with statue in Boston" by Ian Thomsen

* ESPN *"Bill Russell's statue unveiled" Chris Forsberg

* November 1st, 2 - 4PM > The Bill Russell Legacy Project Unveiling at City Hall Plaza Boston!!*The Bill Russell Legacy Project Unveiling

Boston Art Commission Interview:Interview with Sculptor Ann Hirsch on The Bill Russell Legacy Project

Recent News:

September 2013 > Ann's St. Sebastian is unveiled in Needham at St. Sebastian's School

April 2013 > Ann named Visual Arts Fellow at the St. Botolph Club, Boston

March/April 2013 > Ann's sculpture in invitational "Back to Back" exhibition at Sloane Merrill Gallery on Charles Street, Beacon Hill, Boston

February 2013 > Ann was selected to contribute commissioned art for Patriot Plaza, a ceremonial amphitheater at Sarasota National Cemetery in Florida.

January 2013 > Ann Hirsch with Pressley Associates selected to create the Bill Russell Legacy Project public artwork for City Hall Boston.

December 2012 > Ann in Committee's Choice exhibition at St. Botolph Club, Boston

September 2012 > Ann in A.I.B. Illustration faculty exhibition at Porter Exchange, Cambridge, MA

January 2012 > A n n H i r s c h receives grant from the Somerville Arts Council.

January 2012 > Proposal presentations for the Edgar Allan Poe public artwork for Edgar Allan Poe Square.

October 2011 > A n n H i r s c h and B i l l P r e s s l e y of Pressley Associates proposal presentation for Bill Russell Legacy Project.

September 2011 > The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston selects
A n n H i r s c h and R o b e r t O l s o n, of Robert Olson + Associates Architects, to be one of three finalist teams in competition for a monument to Edgar Allan Poe in Boston from a pool of 265 entries from 42 states and 13 countries.

September 2011 > A n n H i r s c h appointed Adjunct Faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design and begins teaching semester in Providence and continues at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.

August 2011 > A n n H i r s c h interviewed on the Callie Crossley show regarding the Bill Russell Legacy Project.

July 2011 > Mayor Menino announces that the Bill Russell Legacy Project public artwork will be installed at City Hall Plaza, Boston.

June 2011 > A n n H i r s c h is named one of three finalists in the Bill Russell Legacy Project by the Boston Art Commission, the Bill Russell Legacy Project Committee and the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation.