The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, July 20, 2019


New Orleans Museum of Art's Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden expansion opens to the public
The sculpture garden is free and open to the public, seven days a week.


NEW ORLEANS, LA.- The New Orleans Museum of Art announced the opening of the newly expanded Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden after 18 months in construction. The six-acre addition builds on the existing five-acre garden within New Orleans City Park and includes innovative architectural elements and showcases 27 new, recent, and commissioned large-scale sculptures. The sculpture garden is free and open to the public, seven days a week.

“Congratulations to the New Orleans Museum of Art on the expansion of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell. “This project makes the site more environmentally sustainable going forward, and it will help ensure equitable access to beautiful outdoor art for generations to come.”

“Sydney and Walda Besthoff, along with the NOMA Board of Trustees and museum staff, view this breathtaking garden as a gift to the city of New Orleans,” said Susan Taylor, NOMA’s Montine McDaniel Freeman Director. “This project further advances our efforts to unite, inspire, and engage the New Orleans community with the wonder of sharing landscape and art as one distinctive experience.”

With environmental impact at the forefront of planning, the sculpture garden expansion emphasizes the distinctive character of the Louisiana landscape while incorporating architectural elements such as the first canal link bridge of its kind in the United States designed by landscape design partners Reed Hilderbrand, an outdoor amphitheater and stage, and a sculpture pavilion created by Lee Ledbetter & Associates.

New commissions include a sculptural drawing by artist and architect Maya Lin, a 60-foot-long mosaic wall by artist Teresita Fernández, and a glass bridge by Elyn Zimmerman; along with sculptures by Larry Bell, Tony Cragg, Johan Creten, Katharina Fritsch, Frank Gehry, Jeppe Hein, Georg Herold, Thomas Houseago, Shirazeh Houshiary, Baltasar Lobo, Robert Longo, Gerold Miller, Beverly Pepper, Pedro Reyes, George Rickey, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Sean Scully, Yinka Shonibare, Frank Stella, Hank Willis Thomas, Bernar Venet, and Fred Wilson. A work by Ugo Rondinone will be installed in the garden in late 2019.





Today's News

May 16, 2019

Jeff Koons work sells for $91.1 million, record for living artist

New Orleans Museum of Art's Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden expansion opens to the public

Modern humans split from Neanderthals far earlier than thought: study

New York's Met says no to Sackler money amid opioid scandal

Most Notre-Dame pledges not yet honoured: archbishop

Inca artefacts returned to Peru from US, Argentina

Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Sales series rises to $394.6 million in New York

Exhibition explores the relationship between humans and artificial intelligence

Leonardo Drew's first solo exhibition with Galerie Lelong & Co. on view in New York

Renaissance masterpiece comes to the Wadsworth Atheneum

Exhibition celebrates 25 years of expanding the collecting field at International Poster Gallery

British Council unveils new exhibition by Cathy Wilkes at La Biennale di Venezia

Luci Creative designs immersive art museum experience featuring historic perfume artifacts

Galerie Krinzinger opens an exhibition of works by Radhika Khimji

In Iraq, academics restock Mosul's barren bookshelves

Bellevue Arts Museum celebrates life of Northwest jeweler Ron Ho in new exhibition

Exhibition spans three decades of work by Liz Johnson Artur

Scottish hydro scheme inspires climate change and consumerism exhibition

The Cape Ann Museum opens first public exhibition of mixed media artist Stephanie Cole's work

Keith Haring masterwork achieves top lot at Bonhams Post-War & Contemporary Art Sale

Mead Art Museum at Amherst College appoints Dr. Galina Mardilovich Curator of Russian and European Art

Marina Paulenka to join Unseen as new Artistic Director

Swann Auction Galleries to offer rare 1926 poster for $60,000 in Graphic Design sale

Handmade Leather Belts: All You Need to Know

Some Tips for Choosing A Dress for An Occasion

Why Paint by Numbers Kits are Trending

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

2.- Lost '$170 million Caravaggio' snapped up before French auction

3.- Mansell's 'Red Five' on pole for Bonhams sale

4.- Impressionism's 'forgotten woman' shines in new Paris show

5.- Sotheby's to auction the best-surviving NASA videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

6.- Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

7.- Cyprus discovers 'first undisturbed Roman shipwreck'

8.- Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

9.- Infamous botched art restoration in Spain gets makeover

10.- 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina played by Dave Davies to grab center stage in Heritage Auctions' sale



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful