Restoration Plan

You can help us to restore and maintain 11 beautiful sculptures by making a donation today!

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A Sculpture Conservation Committee has determined that extensive restoration is needed to replace worn and broken features on the sculptures as well as to preserve the 11 marble statues and protect them from continued erosion. The Garden has commissioned a conservator by the name of John Carr based out of Philadelphia to restore the 11 sculptures.

Statuary Vista will be re-landscaped with new educational signage about Ezekiel’s life and work and recognizing donors.

 Fundraising Plan

A capital campaign is raising $500,000 to restore, preserve, and present the Ezekiel sculptures and to provide for their perpetual maintenance. 

The Great Virginian, Great Artist Campaign invites VMI alumni, members of the Jewish community and arts patrons to make a financial contribution to celebrate this great Virginia artist.

Campaign Gift Opportunities

There will be a number of exciting naming opportunities ranging from $1M to name the Garden to $500 engraved bricks.

How to Contribute

Gifts to the Great Virginian, Great Artist Campaign can be made by check, cash, credit card, transfer of stock or online.  For more information contact:

For information about naming opportunities in this sculpture garden, please contact Cathy Fitzgerald at (757) 441-5830 ext. 319 or cathy.fitzgerald@nbgs.org

The sculptures by Sir Moses Ezekiel in Statuary Vista received the 2011 People’s Choice award in the Virginia’s Top Ten Endangered Artifacts program. Click here to learn more about the Top Ten Endangered Artifacts program.

For additional donating opportunities http://norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/get-involved/donate/  

Before and After Cleaning of the Sculpture Titian

Statue not restored Statue restored