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“Bartholdi is an Icon of Colmar”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Musee Bartholdi

Musee Bartholdi
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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“Bartholdi is an Icon of Colmar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We spent 10 days in Colmar. Bartholdi has as many as 7 statues around parks and other areas of Colmar. A smaller replica of the S.O.L. was made to commemorate Bartholdi"s 100 year anniversary is on the entry roundabout to Colmar, and is well done.
He was a rock star in Colmar's eyes. Bartholdi's statue outside his family home/museum is beautiful. Although he was born in Colmar, he spent most of his life in Paris as a Frenchman, as Colmar was again under German reign.
We learned alot from this small museum and glad we made the time.

Visited September 2013
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SF Bay Area
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“Now I know more ...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Wanting to extend our stay in lovely Colmar, we spent an hour and a half in the Bartholdi museum to learn more about the man who designed the Statue of Liberty. There are samples of his family home and many of the clay and plaster models he made while designing a larger piece. The multiple page handout in English given to you at the ticket desk gives a great deal of information on him. Be aware that the museum closes for an hour or so over lunchtime so plan your visit around this.

Visited August 2013
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Pretoria, South Africa
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Didn't know much about him beforehand, but was amazed to see the skill and artistry in his work. The room with the porcelain in the ceiling was quite interesting!

Visited August 2013
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Fresno, California
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217 reviews
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“Statue of Liberty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

As an American, the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty is a connection to this town I had no idea about. We did not pay to go in, but you can walk into the pretty courtyard outside for pictures.

Visited July 2013
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Caldwell, Texas
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“Sculptor of the Statue of Liberty; Other Fine Works”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

As the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty, one of the monumental bronze works of all time and an icon of America, Bartoldi and his other work attract interest. While he is the star here, other sculptors work is presented and is worth viewing. The nature of sculpture is that the artist often creates scaled down models that are scaled up for full-size casting at a foundry. A good selection of Bartoldi's models are presented here, as well as some table top scale castings of his work. The collection is not large so a visit here is not onerous and suits both fans and persons just looking for a break in the day.

Visited May 2013
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