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An aerial view of the Metal Museum grounds.
Wander the Metal Museum's 3.2 acres of land filled with original sculpture by artists across the world. The Museum's sculpture garden includes over 20 pieces of sculpture ranging from simple yard art to more abstract metalwork. Listen to the clips below for an audio tour of the works on the Metal Museum grounds.
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A black-and-white photo of American civil war soldiers lined up in a row.

History of our Neighborhood

1600s – 1960s

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A drawn rendering of the Harahan bridge and the neighborhoods surrounding the current site for the Metal Museum.

History of the Grounds and the U.S. Marine Hospital

1881 – 1965

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A black and white photo of the old Museum gates opening onto the grounds.

History of the Museum

1976 – Present Day

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The entrance gates to the Metal Museum.

10th Anniversary Gates, 1989

Various Artists, Design by Richard Quinnell (English, b. 1940)

Forged steel and scrollwork frame with 23k gold leaf

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artists, 2014.2

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A kinetic sculpture with straight and twisted linear elements.

Kinetic Sculpture, 1984

L. Brent Kington (American, 1934-2013)

Stainless steel 

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artist, 1999.4.1 

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A reflective metal bench painted with gold automotive paint.

Anchored Candy No. 6 (Cleo), 2014

Vivian Beer (American, b. 1977)

Steel, automotive paint, gun blue patina

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artist and Repair Days 2018 Collection Sponsors, 2018.53.1

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A large vessel-like sculpture made from cast iron. The piece is topped with a man in a canoe, a bird, and a turtle.

Sacred Nature/Sacred Culture II, 1999

Wayne Potratz (American, b. 1942)

Cast Iron

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artist, 2018.4.1

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A sidewalk lined with large ornamental sculptures made from steel and iron.

ABANA Sculpture Walk

Simon Benetton (Italian, 1933-2016), Punto d'Incontro, 1984
Alfred Habermann (Czech, 1930-2008), Untitled, 1984
Stuart Hill (American, b. 1943), Mollusk, 1982
Serge Marchal (French, b. 1944), Pelican, 1984

Antony Robinson (English, b. 1935), Winged Figure, 1984

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A large metal gate comprised of two blue posts with a red latching gate. The screen on the gate is made of a hexagonal pattern.

Big Chicken Gate, 1982

Richard Quinnell (English, b. 1940)

Mild steel, paint

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artist, 2009.2.1

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A large teardrop shaped sculpture that is set into the ground. The surface is fractured into medium-sized chunks of textured cast iron.

Everyone Thirst, 2012

Ira Hill (American, b. 1974)

Cast iron, earthwork

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artist, 2012.8.1

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A linear sculpture in the shape of a ship's hull, made of interlocking bars of steel.

Nova Scotia Boat, 1978

Bernie Hosey (Canadian, 1948-2012)

Cor-ten steel

Permanent Collection, Gift of Jim and Judy Wallace, 1999.2.1

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A tall metal sculpture made of gears, pipes, and wheels.

Goodbye, 2005

Dominice Gilbert (American, b. 1980)

Cast iron

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artist, 2006.1.1 

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A metal bridge climbing into the sky. At its base is a small bed of pink roses enclosed by a short fence.

The Friendship Bridge, 2000

Various Artists led by Fred Borcherdt (American, b. 1939), Concept by Manfred Bredohl (German, 1944-2002)

Forged, fabricated steel

Gift of ABANA

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