Art in New Orleans

Woldenberg Park

Art Supplies & Tools
2002 -- Tree of Necklaces, Jean-Michel Othoniel
--- The 1970's ---
1970's -- Robert Indiana, LOVE, Red Blue
1979 -- Three Figures and Four Benches, George Segal
1975 -- Reclining Mother and Child, Henry Moore
1973 -- Four Lines Oblique, George Rickey
1971 -- Una Battaglia, Arnaldo Pomodoro
1979-80 -- Two Sitting Figures, Lynn Chadwick
--- The 1960's ---
1967 -- The Labors of Alexander, René Magritte
1965 -- River Form, Barbara Hepworth
--- The 1990's ---
1999 -- Claes Oldenburg, Safety Pin
1999 -- Restrained (Horse), Deborah Butterfield
1995 -- Spider, Louise Bourgeois
1991 -- Joel Shapiro, Untitled
--- The 1980's ---
1989 -- Rebus 3D-89-3, Ida Kohlmeyer
1987 -- Standing Man With Outstretched Arms, Stephen De Staebler
1983 -- Pablo Casals Obelisk, Arman
1949-57 -- Sacrifice III, Jacques Lipchitz
Ossip Zadkine, La Poetesse
Week 8 -- Hyams Fountain, 1921
Quick Review -- Weeks 1 -- 7
Week 9
Week 10 -- McFadden House -- 1920
Week 11 -- Reggie Bush Stadium
Week 11 -- Enrique Alferez -- City Park
Week 11 -- Enrique Alferez -- Fountain of the Winds
Week 12 -- Enrique Alferez -- Shushan Airport
Week 12 -- Enrique Alferez - marble chip and granite cast -- Molly Marine
Week 12 -- Story Land
Week 12 -- Blaine Kern -- Papier-mâché -- Mardi Gras Floats
Week 13 -- Hines Carousel -- Carved Wood
Week 13 -- New Orleans Museum of Art
Week 14 -- WPA in New Orleans
Week 15 -- Ida Kohlmeyer
Week 16 -- Review
Week 17 -- More Enrique Alfarez
Clark Mills -- Bronze Sculpture -- Andrew Jackson
Emmanuel Fremiet -- Joan of Arc
1897 - John McDonogh
Alexander Doyle - Margaret Haughery
Alexander Doyle -- Robert E. Lee
P.G.T. Beauregard
1860 - Henry Clay
Vietnam Veterans Monument
Louis Armstrong
Korean War Memorial
1910 - Jefferson Davis
1872 - Benjamin Franklin
1957 - Simon Boliva
World War II
World War I
Lin Emery
Woldenberg Park
Clarence John Laughlin
John Churchill Chase -- The Rummel Raider
André Breton -- Surrealist
Chalmette Monument
Liberty Monument
Arthur Q. Davis -- The Super Dome
1909 -- Antoine Bourdelle, Hercules the Archer
Wrought ironwork
Caroline Wogan Durieux
Daniel French -- Copper & Bronze -- The Ladies
Edgar Degas
Audubon Park
Abstract Expressionism
Art Nouveau (1880's -- 1920's)
Arts and Crafts Movement (1910 -- 1925)
Art Deco (1910 until 1939)
Baroque period
Contemporary Art
Figurative Style
German Expressionism
Kinetic Sculpture
Mobile (sculpture)
Modern Art
Murano glass
Negative space
New Deal
Nouveau Realism
Pop Art
WPA [Works Progress Administration]
Curruiculm Objectives/Suggested Activities
Bibliography and Suggested Reading
Church Statues
Smithsonian Art Inventories Catalog (New Orleans)

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 building.
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 from 1933-1945.

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
Enrichment Links:
Playing It Straight, Upside-Down, and Backwards:
A Conversation
With John Scott, creator of "Ocean Song" at
Virtual tour of the New Orleans Holocaust Memorial at

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