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Public Art in Alabama

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What interesting public art exists or is planned in your Alabama city? Please post information about sculpture, murals, monuments, mosaics, fountains, etc.

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From the "Freedom Walk" in Birmingham's Kelly Ingram Park, this is one of several sculptures portraying the terror and sorrow of the infamous 1963 police dog and fire hose attacks that occurred on streets bordering the park.

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Courtesy Center for Land Use Interpretation via Creative Commons License

From Cooper Riverside Park, Mobile founder Pierre le Moyne Sieur d'Iberville casts a wary eye toward Havana. This is an exact replica of Iberville statues in Montreal and Havana.

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A few more Birmingham sculptures/statues...

Kelly Ingram Park

birmingham2.jpg

Five Points South

storyteller.jpg

Liberty Park

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A few from downtown Montgomery...

County courthouse

Maj_Montgomery.jpg

"Education"

Education2.jpg

"Commerce"

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Next to RSA Tower

RSATower_sculpture.jpg

Confederate monument at the Capitol

Confed_Memorial.jpg

Capitol south lawn: "Duty Called"

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Across from City Auditorium

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A few Montgomery memorials and a fountain:

Civil Rights Memorial - created by Maya Lin, designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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World War II Memorial - The Four Freedoms

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Patriot Flame, capitol grounds

Patriot_Flame1.jpg

Fountain at Court Square (1885)

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Artists from around Mobile were commissioned to design and build bike racks for the downtown area. Does anyone have photos of any of those bike racks?

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Some more from Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham:

King2.jpg

dogs1.jpg

Watergun.jpg

kellyingram-1.jpg

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Not from my hometown, but random finds...

From Barber Motorsports, Leeds, AL:

Sculpture-Barber-Motorsports-Park-Leeds-Alabama.jpg

An Ironworker in Birmingham:

Ironworker-Sculpture-Birmingham-Museum-of-Art-Alabama.jpg

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^ Nice photos, greystone, thanks for reviving this thread.

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