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Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

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2003, Lee Ledbetter and Associates and Sawyer/Berson. Collins Diboll Cir.
  • Sculpture Garden (Photograph by Karen Kingsley)

New Orleans-based Lee Ledbetter and Associates and Sawyer/Berson of New York City designed this sculpture garden, which opened in 2003 adjacent to the art museum. Covering five acres, the garden has more than sixty works set picturesquely among groves of trees, native plantings, a lagoon, and three bridges. Among the many internationally renowned artists whose works enhance the oak and pine setting are Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, and Louise Bourgeois. With the collection continually growing, garden expansion is being planned on an opposite site behind the museum.

Writing Credits

Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas


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Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas, "Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden", [New Orleans, Louisiana], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

buildings of new orleans book

Buildings of New Orleans, Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 98-98.

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