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Sun Apr 21 15:43:52 PDT 2013
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
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 Sir Moses Ezekiel. Learn More
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. Learn More
Statues have Suffered Deterioration
The 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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