Thursday, August 14, 2014

NGA Sculpture Garden, Part 1

The National Gallery of Art maintains an outdoor sculpture garden on the north side of the Mall in Washington, DC.  I recently had a chance to take a few pictures of the sculptures and of some other things in the general area.  On the way to the sculpture garden was this statue of Civil War General George Meade, accompanied by a group of symbolic figures, in front of the Department of Labor building.

Down on the Mall, this is the Smithsonian "Castle", with trees and a merry-go-round in the foreground.  Toward the left, you can see a jet coming from Washington Ronald Reagan Airport.

Around 10:00 a.m., the sculpture garden opened.  Near the southeast entrance is Four-Sided Pyramid.

Continuing westward, I walked past Moondog and Cheval Rouge (Red Horse).

Partially seen in the background of Cheval Rouge is Graft, a tree made of stainless steel.

For more on the garden and the specific sculptures, go here and here.

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