Happy Valentine’s Day! We’ve got a LOVE for ART!

Happy Valentine’s Day! 
Got a LOVE for art? Between the art around the Park, the Botanical Garden, NOMA, and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden – City Park’s got you covered! 

You can see this beauty by artist Robert Indiana in the Sculpture Garden

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The Peristyle is over 100 years old and was specifically built for parties! Close your eyes, hear the music, and think of the fais do dos of past and present!

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The Singing Oak is a peaceful and romantic place! 

Living at Big Lake, near the intersection of Wisner and Lelong in the John S. McIlhenny Meadow, the piece is the work of artist Jim Hart. 
City Park’s “Singing Oak” tree is strung with a set of wind chimes that ring a pentatonic (five notes per octave) scale – proof positive that there’s always music in the air in New Orleans! One of the chimes in “Singing Oak” stretches 14-feet long.

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This piece is called, ‘Adam and Eve’. The artist is the great Enrique Alférez. Its current home is under the Alférez Oak in the Botanical Garden, is made of cast stone, and is on loan from Dr. Tlaloc Alférez.

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And of course the natural wonders of City Park that we certainly call art: the trees!

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There are many examples of wondrous art in the Park – and they’re waiting for you to find them! Check out our Art and Architecture section of the City Park website as a jumping off point. 

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

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