National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.) : Spider, 1996, cast 1997 (by Louise Bourgeois, American, born 1911, France)

Creator:
Olin, Laurie, 1938-
Published/Created:
bounded by Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive, and 7th and 9th Streets NW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
1997-1999
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
1950 AD - 2010 AD
Notes:
Designed to offer year-round enjoyment to the public in one of the preeminent locations on the National Mall, the National Gallery Sculpture Garden includes seventeen works from the Gallery's growing collection as well as loans for special exhibitions. Located in the 6.1-acre block adjacent to the West Building, the elegant yet informal Garden includes new plantings of native American species of canopy trees, flowering trees, shrubs, ground covers, and perennials. A fountain, which serves as an ice rink in winter, is at the center of the Garden, and walking and seating areas offer visitors a chance to rest and reflect on the works on view. The design for the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden was created by Laurie D. Olin, landscape architect.
Period/Style:
Twentieth century
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
6A2-US-DC-NGI-N1
Genre:
landscape architecture (AAT)
public art (AAT)
sculpture gardens (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Paintings & Drawings
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; contemporary (1960 to present); Fountains; Gardens gardening built works; hydraulic structures; water distribution structures; fountains; open spaces; gardens; sculpture gardens; visual works; sculpture (visual work)
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Two
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
ca. 1990's
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Original Repository:
Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10170769
PID:
digcoll:1831927