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Fight to save Norfolk Botanical Garden sculptures
There’s eleven total, of some of the greatest artist off all time like, Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. The pieces of artwork were sculpted by famous and Virginia native, Ezekiel Moses. view full article

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Norfolk Botanical Garden’s Statuary Vista is a unique outdoor sculpture gallery set in a 400-foot long double border garden featuring eleven, seven-foot tall statues carved from Cararra marble by Moses Ezekiel. Learn More


A Great Virginian – A Great ArtistMoses close up

Born in Richmond, Moses Ezekiel was the first Jewish cadet to attend Virginia Military Institute. It was there that he gained the distinction of taking part in the Battle of New Market, a decisive Confederate win during the Civil War. He was honored with an Italian knighthood. His title was “Cavaliere” Moses Ezekiel. He also received German honors – Moses “Ritter von” Ezekiel. Learn More


Statues have Suffered Deterioration

close up statueThe natural setting for displaying this unique body of art in the Statuary Vista has also taken  its toll. The surfaces have deteriorated from wind and rain (including acid rain), and freezing and thawing have created stress cracks. Learn More




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