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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 Bull Moose Lost in the Woods: Or President Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt’s larger-than-life 17 foot statue is fitting for our 26th President, who once took a bullet in the chest and then proceeded to give a 90-minute speech before going to the hospital. “Ladies and gentlemen,” he exclaimed to the … Continue reading

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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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Scientist or Santa? Guest Blog Post by Gail Pean

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“The right to search for truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955) The above quote is engraved on the bench of the impressive bronze statue … Continue reading