Monuments/ Statues in New Orleans

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Monuments & Statues in New Orleans

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  • Geoff H
    Sissinghurst, UK11,829 contributions
    Appropriately situated on Decatur Street in a little square near to the French Market, the statue of Joan of Arc was a gift from the people of France. This magnificent statue is well worth seeking out, especially on a sunny day because then, it really gleams.
    Written 23 November 2022
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  • Angie G
    Edmonton, Canada80 contributions
    Definitely worth a visit. A somber, but peaceful and beautiful place. I wished I had brought beads to lay down, as many others had. You can get here on the streetcar that runs down Canal St called Cemeteries.
    Written 12 December 2022
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  • Geoff H
    Sissinghurst, UK11,829 contributions
    Erected in 1995 and appropriately sculpted by an immigrant, the beautiful white marble statue 'Monument to the Immigrant', links the port city of New Orleans with its past. It is appropriately situated on the riverfront which, probably, would have been the first piece iof solid earth on which the immigrants would have stood on their arrival. This sculpture of two distinct sides, one side looking like the prow of an old sailing ship and the other being a family of iommigrants, is ell worth stopping to have a look at you are walking along the riverfront.
    Written 25 November 2022
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  • Andrea F
    Metairie, LA20 contributions
    This is a great spot right near the entrance to a park where you can walk around and right in front of the Convention Center. Lovely memorial to what happened from Katrina.
    Written 20 November 2022
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  • Claudette C
    Washington1,681 contributions
    I saw this statue as we got off the bus before checking into the Hyatt. After we checked in I went back and looked closer at it. Given the history it is fitting that the statue is in front of an abandoned building.
    Written 12 April 2021
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,616 contributions
    The Mother River Statute is located in New Orleans. It’s dedicated to the infamous Mississippi River that runs alongside and sometimes thru the City.
    Written 20 November 2022
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  • bryanmantezoni
    Houston, TX2,824 contributions
    If you like to take a picture here, you need to go before 7 because this old man comes and puts some chains exactly at 7 and does not let you do anything else, great place to rest and take some pictures and of course enjoy the statue.
    Written 13 January 2020
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  • Jennifer B
    Detroit, MI5,699 contributions
    This is a unique statue made up of 4 nude male figures in differing shades.

    It's made of patinated bronze. What that means is after bronze is polished, the artist adds patina. This is so the artist can more fully control the final outcome of their piece.

    This can be found in the Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

    It's set back off the paved sidewalk, in the grass.

    It's a very neat artwork.

    I somehow missed the description plate for this, so I only have the picture of the actual statue.
    Written 11 January 2023
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  • Jennifer B
    Detroit, MI5,699 contributions
    This is a pretty self-explanatory exhibit, that you'll see in the Sculpture Garden of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

    It's a ginormous safety pin, standing really tall and hanging over the sidewalk.

    It's nice to always try to see the meaning in even the most mundane objects.

    Fully paved sidewalk but the area with the base of the pin is grassy, so be careful.

    Written 6 January 2023
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  • Jennifer B
    Detroit, MI5,699 contributions
    This is a glorious statue where the shape is made from the overflow of letters.
    It was constructed out of stainless steel.

    You can find it at the New Orleans Museum of Art Sculpture Garden.

    It is set back aways from the paved sidewalk.
    Written 8 January 2023
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  • Jennifer B
    Detroit, MI5,699 contributions
    We came across this while finishing out our stroll through the New Orleans Museum of Art Sculpture Garden.

    It's a tall tapered stack of violins. It's made out of hammered copper. It appeared kind of rubbery to me though.

    It's set just into the water off the paved sidewalk, where it's not accessible and I didn't realize until now that it was an attraction so I didn't think to take a picture of the signage.

    It's very cool though.
    Written 8 January 2023
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  • Jennifer B
    Detroit, MI5,699 contributions
    So this is definitely an unique statue. Found in the New Orleans Museum of Art Sculpture Garden, is this very interesting exhibit.

    It's made up of monkeys with human arms and hands, all tangled up in a pile of shiny stainless steel. It gives me seal/gazelle/tree branch vibes too.

    Art is never to be completely understood.

    So think up your own ideas about this piece. Is it evolution, or animal life in nature, or something else?

    Sidewalk is paved, however, the area directly around the art is not, so be careful.
    Written 6 January 2023
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  • Jennifer B
    Detroit, MI5,699 contributions
    Just as the previous review stated, this statue is quite disturbing. So viewer warning ⚠️

    You'll see it inside of the Sculpture Garden of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

    It's of a most likely male figure hanging upside down via a chain from a wooden frame. It's made of bronze.

    It's quite close to the paved sidewalk.
    Written 8 January 2023
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  • Jennifer B
    Detroit, MI5,699 contributions
    Spiders are definitely not in my favorite bug list. If it's got more legs than me, I don't like it haha.

    But this is a kinda cool statue. And I'm giving it a 5 star, because it's not the artist's fault I don't like these creatures 😅

    You'll find it in the New Orleans Museum of Art Sculpture Garden.

    It is made up of metal and depicts a huge spider like you would see in the movies.

    It is located off into the grass, but the sidewalk leading up to this, is paved.

    Written 6 January 2023
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  • Jennifer B
    Detroit, MI5,699 contributions
    This is a unique statue made of bronze, but looks like scrap branches nailed together.

    You can find it in the New Orleans Museum of Art Sculpture Garden.

    It reminds me of a Zombified horse in the movies or on shows.

    It's really cool, though a teensy bit disturbing to me.

    It's set into the grass, but there is a paved sidewalk leading up to it.
    Written 11 January 2023
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