All the Statuesque news!
In the neutral ground of Claiborne Avenue is a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A life-size bronze bust sits atop a granite pedestal. Installed in 1981, Nancy Johnson was the sculptor. Do you know where the other MLK sculpture is in New Orleans?
"On January 8, 2015, Andrew Jackson's statue will be tipping his hat to those gathering to celebrate his victory. High atop his horse, in the middle of Jackson Square, he will be feted by the US Marine Corp Band and fireworks, all to commemorate his victory over the British."
For more information about the Battle of New Orleans festivities: http://www.wwl.com/Massive-re-enactment-set-for-Ba…/20636583
On December 29, 1898 John McDonough's statue was installed in Lafayette Square. Upon his death, he donated half his fortune to New Orleans public schools.
Martha, A Market Customer sits on a bench behind the French Market (New Orleans). She was sculpted by Paul Perret and installed in 1983. She is one of 126 statues featured in Statuesque New Orleans! $40 online or $45 in stores locally.
Walk by Lafayette Square on the way to work? Look up! Atop the roof of the John Minor Wisdom U.S. Court of Appeals Building are four sets of bronze sculptures known as 'The Ladies' - Agriculture, History, Industry and Arts. The sculptor, Daniel Chester French designed another famous US memorial, do you know which one?
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the gilded statue on Decatur?! I'll be speaking about Joanie on the Pony September 20th at Loyola!
This Saturday I'm going to be talking about Joanie on the Pony at Salon De Jeanne D'arc (https://www.facebook.com/events/247758188767381/)!
Where: Loyola University New Orleans Danna Student Center, Audubon Room, 2nd floor.
When: September 20th, 11:45 am - 12:15 pm