Category Archives: Sculpture

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Sea, Wind and Stars: Dupont Circle’s Sculpture Fountain in Washington DC

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Admiral Samuel F. Du Pont was a Union naval hero in the Civil War known for his navigation prowess. The three figures adorning the fountain’s base represent the Arts of Ocean Navigation: the Sea, the Wind and the Stars. The Sea … Continue reading

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Play Ball! Baseball Sculpture in Washington DC

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Nothing says summer like baseball! John Dreyfuss’ Full Count is a breath of fresh air among historical and allegorical figures in DC. The District may not be known for its baseball yet the Washington Nationals are kicking butt this year! Full … Continue reading

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Bartholdi Fountain: It’s Electric!

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Famous for sculpting the Statue of Liberty, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi also created the “Fountain of Water and Light” for America’s centennial in 1876. Originally lit by 12 gas-lamps, it was a highlight nighttime attractions in DC.  By 1915, the fountain was … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, America! Xoxo, District of Sculpture

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Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s “Fountain of Light and Water” to be featured soon on District of Sculpture! (Photo collage by Julie Flygare)

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A Woman Amongst Men: Joan of Arc’s Equestrian Statue in Washington DC

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Washington DC is home to over 30 equestrian sculptures, but only one female riding horseback. For Joan of Arc, being the only woman amongst men was a familiar distinction. Six hundred years ago, the illiterate 13-year-old farm girl heard voices … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons with Kahlil Gibran

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Rainbow-colored leaves danced at my ankles, as I wandered through the Kahlil Gibran Memorial. Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, writer and philosopher best known for his masterpiece, The Prophet. Gibran’s philosophies on peace, meditation, understanding, and rational … Continue reading

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D.C. War Memorial Re-Opens: Clean and Controversial

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The D.C. War Memorial is a secret garden on the National Mall.  Steps from the Lincoln, World War II and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials, it stands secluded from the pomp and circumstance (and tourists) of the surrounding spaces. Visiting … Continue reading