About

About

Hailing from Washington, D.C., Richard Webber has been a sculptor/metalsmith for over 40 years. He first studied sculpture at Corcoran College of the Arts and Design in downtown D.C. and moved to New York City in 1984 to continue his studies at the National Academy School of Fine Arts and the New York Academy of Art. 

While working at the Tallix Art Foundry, Webber collaborated with renowned artists Isamu Noguchi, Frank Stella, and Nancy Graves. He has fabricated pieces for New York artists Heidi Fasnacht, Lisa Hoke, Carol Hepper, Michael Lucero, Rebecca Smith, and fashion designer Elie Tahari. For the New York Historical Society's exhibition "Here is New York: Remembering 9/11", Webber created a series of unique mounts for specific World Trade Center artifacts. He has created artifact mounts for the Connecticut Historical Society, in addition to constructing many fossil mounts, skeletal mounts, and sculptural representations for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, the San Diego Museum of Natural History, and the Florida Museum of Natural History. 

In 1994, Webber founded Museum Productions, Inc. Since its creation, MPI has produced numerous sculptures, models, armatures, and mounts for museum and corporate exhibits nationwide. MPI brings together an expert commission of sculptors, artists, and exhibitors to create both large and small-scale projects and exhibitions. 

Museum Productions, Inc. is located in the Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center (http://www.gmdconline.org) in Brooklyn, New York.

Richard Webber and Museum Productions, Inc. have contributed to the following:

2012-15     Ursula von Rydingsvard - Hand hammered copper rendering for Princeton University

2014           Museum of Art and Design - NYC Makers Biennial - Invited participant

2011-12      American Museum of Natural History, Theodore Roosevelt Hall - Restoration

2011           American Museum of Natural History, Hall of Northwest Indians - Restoration and totem mounts

2010-11      New York Historical Society, New York Rising - Portrait and object mounts

2009           Dia Art Foundation - Sea, desert, and tropical dioramas

2009           American Museum of Natural History - Extreme Mammals Exhibit

2009           American Museum of Natural History - Climate Change Exhibit

2008           Sony Wonder Technology Lab - Historical object mounts for NYC headquaters

2008           Peabody Museum, New Haven, CT - Hall of Minerals, Earth and Space

2008           American Museum of Natural History - Horse Exhibit

2007           New York Historical Society - Here is New York: Remembering 9/11

2007           American Express - Historical object mounts for NYC headquarters

2006           San Diego Natural History Museum - Fossil Mysteries

2005           American Museum of Natural History - Darwin I and Darwin II traveling exhibit

2004           American Museum of Natural History - Hall of Ocean Life

2003           Florida Museum of Natural History

1992-95      American Museum of Natural History, Fossil Halls - Renovation