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Very Local New Orleans: “The Best Spots in the City to Celebrate International Sculpture Day”

The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition

Funded and presented by The Helis Foundation since 2013, The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition is a series of public art that lines Poydras Street from Convention Center Boulevard in the CBD, all the way toward Galvez Street in Mid City.

The collection is an initiative of Sculpture for New Orleans, founded by sculptor, Michael Manjarris, after Hurricane Katrina, with the mission of lifting the spirits of the people of New Orleans through public art, as well as providing local and regional artists the opportunity to present their work in a public venue…

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Times-Picayune: “Outdoor sculpture returns to CBD in New Orleans after 35-year absence”

A sculpture titled “Box of Artificial Flowers #6” by the late Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer was installed at Poydras Street and Loyola Avenue in celebration of International Sculpture Day on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The sculpture was originally displayed at the reflecting pool in front of the New Orleans Museum of Art before being bought by a private collector in Chicago 35 years ago. Last year, the Helis Foundation reacquired the sculpture from the private collector and funded a complete restoration by G…

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International Sculpture Day Panel on the Life and Influence of Ida Kohlmeyer

Free and open to the public. Light lunch and refreshments will be served.

On Tuesday April 23 at 10:00 a.m. a new sculpture will be installed on the neutral ground of the heavily trafficked intersection of Poydras Street and Loyola Avenue in celebration of International Sculpture Day—a series of worldwide events advancing the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. In New Orleans, the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation (PCSE), the South’s leading rotating public art exhibition, will welcome home Box of Artificial Flowers #6, a sculpture by the late Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer…

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