Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

The beloved Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden has reopened to the eager citizens of New Orleans. The public is once again able to relax and walk along the meandering footpaths in the Garden, which is home to fifty-seven sculptures by artists from around the world. Forty-four of the 57 sculptures have been donated to the New Orleans Museum of Art by the Besthoff Foundation. The other 11 are Museum purchases or gifts from other donors. The collection includes work by some of the great master sculptors of the 20th century (Antoine Bourdelle, Henry Moore, Jacques Lipchitz, Louise Bourgeois), as well as younger, contemporary sculptors (Kenneth Snelson, Allison Saar, Joel Shapiro, Jean-Michel Othoniel). Nine of the 57 sculptures pre-date 1960, while 29 of the 57 artists represented are living.

Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. FREE Admission

Also available: opportunities to volunteer in the garden or adopt a sculpture!

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