Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring and Sculpture Garden

After being closed for a few months, the Sculpture Garden at the NOMA reopened yesterday. Braving unusually cold temperatures and wind , I walked through the garden, sat in the pale sun, enjoying the visit one more time.

The sculptures are displayed along the paths, under the centuries-old oaks, and become part of the scenery like this sculpture from Arman sitting in the middle of the artificial lake. It is called "Pablo Casal's Obelisk"

"Three Figures and Four Benches" from George Segal integrates also the surroundings. The sculpture is so realistic that I felt like talking to the personages sitting on the bench.

Many well known artists are represented , like Oldenburg/Van Bruggen, Jean Michel Othoniel, Allan McCollum, Louise Bourgeois, Jean-Robert Ipousteguy, Rene Magritte, and others.

The walk always brings new thoughts and impressions, depending on the seasons or the mood of the viewer.
"Spider" Louise Bourgeois

This is a free visit which should not be missed when staying in New Orleans.

photographs by the author

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