Outdoor sculpture in New York City

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The collection of outdoor sculpture in New York City is said to be the "greatest outdoor public art museum" in the United States of America.[1] With works from such great sculptors as Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Daniel Chester French, and John Quincy Adams Ward, over 300 sculptures are found on the streets and in parks across the New York metropolitan area. Some of the best known outdoor sculptures in New York City are presented below.


Central Park[edit]

North of Conservatory Water, the sailboat pond, there is a larger than life bronze statue of Alice, sitting on a huge mushroom, playing with her cat, while the Mad Hatter and the March Hare look on. Not too far away, just West of the model boat house, there is a statue of Hans Christian Andersen, holding an open book, with the diminutive hero of The Ugly Duckling in front of him.

There are about a dozen other statues in the park and its Mall.

The Bronx[edit]



Staten Island[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (n.d.). "Permanent Art and Monuments". New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved 2 March 2009.

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