New medal presentation: Eric Claus – Artist in Bronze


Since February 28, 2017 the larger of the two interactive medal displays in the Erasmus Gallery presents all medals, designs and sculptural objects that the artist Eric Claus has designed for Erasmus University Rotterdam in the course of many years. His Ad Fontes medal (1976) and Umbra Erasmi medal (1988) are still regularly awarded by EUR every year. Some 90 other medals and 25 sculptural objects by the artist in the NEPK collection have been included in this presentation as well, as are about 40 medals and sculptural objects from a private collection in the Rotterdam area. Extra: in a series of 31 short video clips this unique artist discusses the various design and realisation stages of his major commission “Portrait Gallery Council of State” (The Hague, 2015).

Eric Claus (1936) is one of the most prominent sculptors and medallists in the Netherlands. The sculpture and EUR special award Erasmus in Travel Cap was also designed by Claus. With this touch screen presentation of medals from the EUR collection, the university underlines the long standing relation with the artist, who in 2016 reached the age of eighty.

Location: Erasmus Gallery, Erasmus Building, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

Visiting times: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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