The sculpture garden expansion project at NOMA has been in the works for a while, and now you can preview the art that will grace its six additional acres of oak groves, lagoons, and walkways. Comprised mostly of contemporary work by living artists, the collection is designed to complement, highlight, and in cases juxtapose the surrounding Louisiana landscape.
“The diverse character of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden Expansion has afforded multiple opportunities to select, commission and locate sculptures that engage in a dialogue with the unique conditions of the site,” said Susan Taylor, Montine McDaniel Freeman Director, in a statement.
The expanded sculpture garden opens May 15 and remains free and open to the public. Here’s a look at some of the pieces to expect.
The Runner (2017), a stainless steel sculpture by British artist Tony Cragg
Massu II (2015), a spiky bronze by Flemish sculptor Johan Creten
Skull (2017), a bronze covered in opaque white paint by Katharina Fritsch
The Mete of the Muse (2006), two bronze sculptures, one with black patina and one with white paint, by Fred Wilson
Grande jeune fille a genoux (1993), a bronze with brown patina by Baltasar Lobo
Liver of Love (2013), a lacquered bronze by Georg Herold
Alu Truss Star (2016), a milled aluminum piece by Frank Stella
Speed of Grace (1982-1983), cast bronze by Robert Longo
Wind Sculpture V (2013), steel armature and cast fiberglass resin by Yinka Shonibare