|Dimensions||6.1 m × 7.9 m (20 ft × 26 ft)|
|Location||Galveston, Texas, United States|
Cornet is an outdoor concrete and steel sculpture of a cornet by David Adickes, located in the Strand Historic District of Galveston, Texas, in the United States. Modeled after a cornet purchased at an antique shop in New Orleans, the 20 feet (6.1 m) by 26 feet (7.9 m) replica originally served as a stage prop at the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition. Adickes converted the prop into a freestanding sculpture for installation in Galveston in 1986.
Description and history
Cornet, designed by Native Texan artist David Adickes, is located at 23rd Street and The Strand in Galveston's Strand Historic District. Before being converted into a freestanding sculpture and installed in Galveston in 1986, the cornet served as a stage prop at the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition. Adickes' model was a "turn-of-the-century-style" cornet purchased an at antique shop in New Orleans. The sculpture is made of white concrete over a steel frame and measures 20 feet (6.1 m) by 26 feet (7.9 m). It features keys, a mouthpiece and spigots, and is mounted on two metal poles. Cornet was surveyed by the Smithsonian Institution's Save Outdoor Sculpture! program in 1993.
- "Galveston Public Art: A Driving Tour: Cornet". Galveston.com & Company. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- Little, Carol Morris (January 1, 1996). A Comprehensive Guide to Outdoor Sculpture in Texas. University of Texas Press. p. 229. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- "Cornet, (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved September 3, 2013.