Woldenberg Park is named for its benefactor, local businessman and civic leader in the Jewish community Malcolm
Woldenberg whose bronze statue (Malcolm Woldenberg and Child ) is in the park
mile-long stretch of the riverfront from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue
viewing fireworks during the city's Fourth of July activities, known collectively as Go Fourth on the River
Ocean Song, 1990 -- a 16-ft tall kinetic steel sculpture near the statue of Woldenberg, was created by
local artist John T. Scott.
Scott's other New Orleans works include Spirit Gates, at the DeSaix Boulevard traffic circle, depicts the history of
African Americans in New Orleans. Riverspirit, a brightly colored aluminum bas-relief sculpture on the Port of New Orleans
Monument to the Immigrant -- The white Carrara marble
monument created by local sculptor Franco Allesandrini, rests on a series of risers constructed of blue stone and matching
white marble. On one side Miss Liberty faces the mighty Mississippi, while an immigrant family faces the French Quarter, where
most immigrants lived when they came to this area."
Old Man River - Robert Schoen's "Old Man River," a stone human figure also made from Carrara marble. Weighing in
at 17 tons and standing 18 feet high, the statue speaks to the river's power and majesty in its rounded, circular body forms.
New Orleans Holocaust Memorial
Erected in 2003, the modest Holocaust Memorial has a spiral walkway clad in Jerusalem stone. At the center of the spiral
are nine sculptures by Jewish artist Yaacov Agam
often described as a "living work" because its images and shapes change as a visitor walks around it.
The New Orleans Holocaust Memorial Sculpture is an artistic visual prayer in memory of the
Six Million Jews of Europe and those millions of other victims who were tortured and murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators
The sculpture is composed of nine panels, each
with different designs. As you view the scupture from different angles, the designs on the panels meld to form distinct
images. Ten images come into view as you walk around the panels. Click a link on the left for an interpretion
of each view.
The artist, Yaacov Agam, an Israeli, is the pioneer of kinetic art. Born in 1928, Agam's works are included in the collections of the
world's major museums.
John Scott and Ida Kohlmeyer
14-acre park, which honors the late philanthropist Malcolm Woldenberg.
Lundi Gras Festival, French Quarter Festival