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.
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Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
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