Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park

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Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park
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It's peaceful to walk around Besthoff Sculpture Garden with a companion and comment on the interesting modern sculptures. There are a few pleasing traditional sculptures near the entrance but most of the statues are unusual, such as a giant safety pin. It's nice that you can enter for free, so if you need to go for a walk why not go here where you can surround yourself with art? The vegetation isn't super lush but is pleasant.
After, check out some wonderful places in City Park: Storyland, Carousel Gardens, and the New Orleans Botanical Garden (one $4 ticket allows entry to all three).

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Shiny silver sculpture and gorgeous trees.

Hollow figure.

Corridor Pin Blue, by Oldenburg and Bruggen.

Spider, by Louise Bourgeois.

Tortoise, by Paul Manship.

Virlane Tower, by Kenneth Snelson, and white statues on a bench in the distance.

Large Seated Cardinal, by Giacomo Manzu.

Venus Victorius, by Pierre Auguste Renoir.

Directions

Besthoff Sculpture Garden is located alongside the New Orleans Museum of Art at 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans LA 70124.
Entry to the garden is free. At different times of day, some gates are locked but keep looking and you should find an open one (if you see people walking around inside).

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