What, Where and When:
The Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum in City Park is open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thursdays from 10 a.m to 8:30 p.m. It contains over 50 contemporary and modern sculptures. There's no charge for admission and it is located behind the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park. Pass through a pair of cast stone and bronze pavilions into the Sculpture Garden and begin a tour of this world-class exhibit. In the pavilions you will find docent services and all the information you need to enjoy your visit, including guided tours.
But, it's not only the sculpture that is magnificent. The garden itself is a work of art. It's a 5-acre garden under cypress and magnolia trees, as well as, centuries-old oak trees ladened with Spanish moss, in the heart of City Park. It is beautifully landscaped. The garden contains several water features including a small cascading garden pool with stepping stones to cross. A lagoon that bisects the garden empties into two large basins, each containing a large sculpture. A sculpture pool cascades down into one of the lagoon basins. The lagoons are filled with fish and turtles. Herons and swans inhabit the area as well. Pathways wonder through the garden and lead to the larger sculptures. Because these paths were designed to preserve the extensive root patterns of the over 200 year-old live oak trees, they wonder through the garden in a design dictated by nature. Smaller sculptures are exhibited in the elliptical Sculpture Theater.