Archive for the Sculpture Category

Sculpture at Judiciary Square

Posted in Judiciary Square, Sculpture with tags , on August 5, 2009 by Kent

I never cease to enjoy the lion sculptures at the police memorial above Judiciary Square. Since I was there the other day, I thought I’d share a few shots.
Lion sculpture
Lion cubs sculpture

Emergency Call Boxes as Art

Posted in Paintings, Sculpture with tags on August 3, 2009 by Kent

Capitol Hill Police Call BoxThe Sunday Post had a good article the emergency call boxes that have been slowly turning into art since 2002. According to the article,

… the Art on Call project, created by Cultural Tourism D.C., has turned 122 of the 1860s-era fire and police call boxes into public pedestals for local art and quirky history markers. More are coming this summer, even as the project, funded by the city’s Commission on the Arts and Humanities, is losing its original leadership, far short of the more than a thousand call boxes that still dot city streets.

You can read the entire article here>>

Fantastic Yard Art

Posted in Sculpture with tags , on July 29, 2009 by Kent

I’ve enjoyed passing this outdoor sculpture every time I’ve passed it, so I thought I’d share. Its on Military Road in Chevy Chase. Lawn art on Military Road

Daniel Webster Sculpture

Posted in Sculpture with tags , on July 27, 2009 by Kent

Daniel Webster StatueThe sculpture of Daniel Webster on the west side of Scott Circle, at Massachusetts Ave. and 16th Street, was created by sculptor Gaetano Trentanove in 1900.

The panel in the center of the base of the memorial (below) shows Webster debating in the Old Senate Chamber, giving a speech in which he declared that the secession of a state from the Union would be illegal.
detail of Webster Statue

Sculptures at National Geographic Society

Posted in Downtown, Sculpture with tags , on July 14, 2009 by Kent

I was meeting a friend at the National Geographic Society the other day, and its the first time I’ve ever been in there courtyard. I was surprised to find large sculptures of insects there. Here are two that I saw.
Beetle
Praying Mantis

Party Animals Revisited: Donkey Hotey

Posted in Random Observations, Sculpture with tags on July 8, 2009 by Kent

I found this Party Animal on New Hampshire Ave. between Dupont Circle and Q Street, NW.
Donkey Hotey

According to Kimberlyfaye, it was originally at 12th & F Street, NW. You can see her picture of Donkey Hotey in its original location below.
Donkey Hotey

David Bakalar’s Renaissance

Posted in Downtown, Sculpture with tags , on July 7, 2009 by Kent

This sculpture is in front of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) 12th street entrance and is titled Renaissance by David Bakalar. If I read the AAAS Web site correctly, the sculpture dates to 2000 or a little before. The Web site also states that Bakalar sculptures can be seen at M.I.T., Harvard, Brandeis, Columbia Law School and other universities, as well as at the Marine Biology Laboratories at Woods Hole, the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, and the Nike Corporate Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.Bakalar Renaissance

Joan of Arc, Meridian Hill Park

Posted in Columbia Heights, Sculpture with tags , , on June 29, 2009 by Kent

Joan of Arc, Meridian Hill Park
This statue stands at the top of the fountains at Meridian Hill Park and was created in 1922 by the sculptor Paul Dubois. The statue is a gift of the women of France to the women of the United States and is the only equestrian statue with a female subject in the city. It is a replica of a statue that stands on the grounds of Rheims Cathedral in France.

Party Animals Revisited: Metrophant

Posted in Sculpture with tags on June 25, 2009 by Kent

This Metrophant, one of the 2002 Party Animals, is currently located outside the MLK Library at the northwest corner of 9th and G Streets.MetrophantAccording to Kimberlyfaye this Party Animal was originally outside the Farragut North Metro station at Connecticut & L Street, NW. She provides the 2002 photograph below.Metrophant

When DuPont Was in the Circle

Posted in Dupont Circle, Sculpture with tags , , on June 19, 2009 by Kent

The park in the center of Dupont Circle originally featured a statue of Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont (1803-1865), but the DuPont Family deemed it too insignificant to honor their ancestor.
Dupont Park

Wanting a fitting memorial, they got permission to move the original statue to Delaware and hired Henry Bacon and Daniel Chester French to design the fountain that is well known today. The new fountain was completed and dedicated on May 17, 1921. It features three allegorical figures that represent the three elements necessary to navigation: wind, sea, and stars.Dupont fountain

Today, the original sculpture is located at the entrance to Rockford Park in Wilmington, Delaware. You can see better images of the statue here>>