Archive for public sculpture
… 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.
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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.
According to Kimberlyfaye, it was originally at 12th & F Street, NW. You can see her picture of Donkey Hotey in its original location below.
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.
This Metrophant, one of the 2002 Party Animals, is currently located outside the MLK Library at the northwest corner of 9th and G Streets.According to Kimberlyfaye this Party Animal was originally outside the Farragut North Metro station at Connecticut & L Street, NW. She provides the 2002 photograph below.