Glenna Goodacre’s bronze sculptures are immediately recognizable for their lively expression, fluid texture and intriguing composition. Her work is included in countless public, private, municipal and museum collections across America and around the world.
Her most well-known work is the Vietnam Women’s Memorial installed in Washington, D.C. in 1993. Goodacre was selected in 1997 to create the monumental Irish Memorial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Completed and installed at Penn’s Landing in 2003, the massive bronze is her most ambitious public sculpture—with 35 life-size figures.
An academician of the National Academy of Design and a fellow of the National Sculpture Society, Goodacre has won many awards at their exhibitions in New York. In 2002, her work won the James Earl Fraser Sculpture Award at the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition. In 2003, she was awarded the prestigious Texas Medal of Arts and was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall Of Fame in Fort Worth.
In 2005, Governor Bill Richardson awarded her the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. In 2008, she was named Notable New Mexican by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation.
She is the 2010 recipient of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Inspiration Award from the Craig Hospital Foundation in Denver. In 2010, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sacagawea Dollar, Goodacre’s historic studies and designs for the coin were added to the Smithsonian Numismatic Collection in Washington, D.C.