List of public art in Washington, D.C., Ward 1

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This is a list of public art in Ward 1 of Washington, D.C..

This list applies only to works of public art accessible in an outdoor public space. For example, this does not include artwork visible inside a museum.

Most of the works mentioned are sculptures. When this is not the case (i.e. sound installation, for example) it is stated next to the title.

Title Artist Year Location/GPS Coordinates Material Dimensions Owner Image
The James Cardinal Gibbons Memorial Statue Leo Lentelli 1932 Shrine of the Sacred Heart 38°55′53″N 77°2′10.31″W / 38.93139°N 77.0361972°W / 38.93139; -77.0361972 Bronze & granite Sculpture: approx. H. 7 ft.; Base: approx. H. 8 ft. W. 10 ft. (2,500 lbs.). Shrine of the Sacred Heart[1] James Cardinal Gibbons Memorial.jpg
Kauffmann Memorial William Ordway Partridge 1897 Rock Creek Cemetery - Section B Bronze & granite Overall: approx. 70 x 163 x 144 in.; Figure: approx. H. 4 ft.; Relief panels: approx. H. 15 in. W. 26 in. Rock Creek Cemetery[2] Kauffmann Memorial.jpg
Guglielmo Marconi Attilio Piccirilli 1940 16th St. & Lamont St. N.W.

38°55′55″N 77°2′12″W / 38.93194°N 77.03667°W / 38.93194; -77.03667

Bronze & granite Female figure: approx. 95 x 72 x 36 in.; Base: approx 200 x 182 x 54 in.; Marconi: approx. 40 x 30 x 16 in.; Base: approx. 95 x 32 x 18 in. United States Department of the Interior[3] Guglielmo Marconi Memorial.JPG
Perry Lions Roland Hinton Perry 1906/2002 Taft Bridge 38°55′22.04″N 77°3′4.25″W / 38.9227889°N 77.0511806°W / 38.9227889; -77.0511806 Cast Concrete 4 lions. Each lion: approx. 7 ft. x 6 ft. 6 in. x 13 ft.; Each base: approx. 6 ft. 6 in. x 10 ft. x 16 ft. D.C. Department of Public Works[4] Taft Bridge Lion.jpg
Joan of Arc Paul Dubois 1922 Meridian Hill Park 38°55′14.52″N 77°2′8.57″W / 38.9207000°N 77.0357139°W / 38.9207000; -77.0357139 Bronze & granite Sculpture: approx. H. 6 ft. 10 in. W. 6 ft. 2 in.; Base: approx. H. 52 in. W. 11 ft. United States Department of the Interior[5][6] Joan of Arc at Meridian Hill Park.jpg
James Buchanan Memorial Hans Schuler 1930 Meridian Hill Park 38°55′11″N 77°02′06″W / 38.91965°N 77.03498°W / 38.91965; -77.03498 Bronze & granite Sculpture: approx. H. 6 ft. 2 in. W. 6 ft. 7 in.; United States Department of the Interior[7] Buchanan memorial.jpg
Cascading Waterfall John Joseph Earley & George Burnap 1936 Meridian Hill Park 38°55′11.44″N 77°2′8.38″W / 38.9198444°N 77.0356611°W / 38.9198444; -77.0356611 Concrete Fountain: approx. w. 300 ft. United States Department of the Interior[8] Malcolm X Park.jpg
The Parable Jimilu Mason 1990 Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd., N.W. 38°55′31.46″N 77°2′17.11″W / 38.9254056°N 77.0380861°W / 38.9254056; -77.0380861 Bronze Sculpture: approx. H. 60 in. (500 lbs.). Festival Center[9]
Two Men Reading Unknown Howard University, 601 Fairmont St., N.W. Stone Howard University[10]
A Bridge Across and Beyond Richard Hunt Howard University, Blackburn Center Steel Howard University[11]
Symbiosis Richard Hunt Howard University, 2400 6th St, N.W. Corten Steel H. 9 ft x W. 4 ft. Howard University[12][13]
Students Aspire Elizabeth Catlett 1977 Howard University, 2300 6th St, N.W., building facade Bronze Approx. h. 14 ft. w. 4 ft. 6 in. Howard University[14] Students Aspire Catlett.jpg
Family Circle Herbert House 1991 18th & Harvard St., N.W. 38°55′37.33″N 77°2′28.88″W / 38.9270361°N 77.0413556°W / 38.9270361; -77.0413556 Steel Sculpture: approx. 5 x 3 x 2 ft.; Base: approx. H. 36 in. Diam. 84 in. DC Art/works?[15]
Francis Asbury Augustus Lukeman 1921 16th St & Mt. Pleasant St., N.W.

38°55′39″N 77°2′12″W / 38.92750°N 77.03667°W / 38.92750; -77.03667

Bronze Sculpture: approx. 100 x 60 x 132 in.; Base: approx. 100 x 140 x 200 ft. United States Department of the Interior[16] Francis Asbury Memorial - Washington, D.C..jpg
The Servant Christ Jimilu Mason 1986 Christ House, 1717 Columbia Rd.

38°55′34″N 77°1′55″W / 38.92611°N 77.03194°W / 38.92611; -77.03194

Bronze Sculpture: approx. H. 4 ft. 3 in. D. 2 ft. Christ House[17]
McMillan Fountain Herbert Adams 1912 McMillan Reservoir Bronze H. 12 ft. McMillan Reservoir[18] McMillan Fountain.jpg
Fortitude James King 1979 Howard University - Science Valley

38°55′19″N 77°1′11″W / 38.92194°N 77.01972°W / 38.92194; -77.01972

Metal Howard University[19][20]
Bairstow Eagle Lampposts Ernest C. Bairstow 1906 Taft Bridge

38°55′32″N 77°3′07″W / 38.92556°N 77.05194°W / 38.92556; -77.05194

Painted iron 24 lampposts. Each lamppost: approx. H. 17 ft. W. 4 ft. Diam: 20 in.; Each base: approx. H. 5 ft. 8 in. W. 4 ft. District of Columbia[21] Conn ave bridge 2.JPG
Serenity Jose Clara 1925 Meridian Hill Park

38°55′19″N 77°2′10″W / 38.92194°N 77.03611°W / 38.92194; -77.03611

Carrara Marble Sculpture: approx. H. 79 in. W. 5 ft. 4 in.; Base: approx. H. 22 in. W. 99 in. United States Department of the Interior[22][23] Serenity statue - Washington, D.C..jpg
Dante Alighieri Ettore Ximenes 1921 Meridian Hill Park Bronze Sculpture: approx. 8 ft. 7 in. x 3 ft. 8 in.; Base: approx. 6 ft. 7 in. x 4 ft. 10 in. United States Department of the Interior[24] Dante (Malcolm X Park).jpg
New Leaf Lisa Scheer 2007 Georgia Avenue – Petworth Metro Station 38°56′12.58″N 77°1′27.15″W / 38.9368278°N 77.0242083°W / 38.9368278; -77.0242083 Bronze 8 x 45 x 2.5 Washington Metro[25][26]
Woven Identities Megan Walsh & Casa Del Pueblo Youth 1999 Columbia Heights Metro Station - West Entrance Washington Metro[25][27]
Carry the Rainbow on Your Shoulders Jerome Meadows 1997 Unity Park - Columbia Rd., Euclid St. and Champlain St., N.W. [25]
This is How We Live Garin Baker 2008 239 Elm Street, N.W. Paint DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities[25] LeDroitParkMural.jpg
(Here I Stand) In The Spirit of Paul Robeson Allen Uzikee Nelson 2001 Georgia & Kansas Aves. N.W. [28]
Spirit of Freedom Ed Hamilton 1988 Vermont Ave. & U St. N.W. Bronze [29]
Emiliano Zapata Mexican Cultural Institute Bronze [30]
The Mama Ayesha's Restaurant Presidential Mural Karla Cecilia Rodas Cortez (Karlisima) 2009 1967 Calvert Street Northwest Paint Mural 60' x 24' Mama Ayesha's[31]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Save Outdoor Sculptures! (1993). "Perry Lions (sculpture)". SOS!. Smithsonian. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
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  8. ^ Save Outdoor Sculptures! (1994). "Cascading Waterfall (sculpture)". SOS!. Smithsonian. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  9. ^ Save Outdoor Sculptures! (1994). "The Parable (sculpture)". SOS!. Smithsonian. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
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