Outdoor Sculpture in the Blackstone Valley

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Burrillville - Taking Flight, 1993, Jay Coogan, Zambarano Memorial Hospital, 2090 Wallum Lake Road

Cumberland - World War II Monument at the Cumberland Town Hall, 45 Broad Street

Central Falls - Soldiers Monument - erected in 1888, Emilio Piatti, Moshassuck Cemetery, 978 Lonsdale Avenue

Lincoln - Cartier Monument 1917-18, School Street near Main St, Albion

North Providence:

Soldiers and Sailors Monument 1901 - Theodora AR Kitson, Fruit Hill and Olney Avenues

On To Victory, 1919, John G. Hardy, 1964 Smith Street

Veterans Monument, 1923, FF Ziegler, Waterman and Greystone Avenues



Samuel Collyer Memorial, 1890, Charles Dowler, Collyer Park, Main Street and Mineral Spring Ave

Freedom Arming the Patriot, 1896, W Granville Hastings, Wilkinson Park, Park Place

Cogswell Fountain, 1880, Main Street at East Avenue

Veterans Memorial Fountain, 1950, Lawrence W. Corrente and Pawtucket Parks Department @ Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard

The Hiker,, 1904 (dedicated in 1922, Allen G. Newman, Grove Street Park, Exchange and Cottage Streets


Downtown: Kennedy Plaza has the densest accumulation of outdoor sculpture in the State. In addition, during the annual Convergence of the Arts Festival, Waterplace Park hosts many temporary sculptures also.

The State House:

The Independent Man, 1899, George Brewster

George Nathanael Greene, 1930, Henri Schonhardt

Oliver Hazzard Perry, 1928, William Walcutt

Kennedy Plaza:

The Scout, 1911, Henri Schonhardt

Bajnotti Fountain, 1899, Enid Yandell

Major General Ambrose Burnside, 1887, Launt Thompson

America and Providence, 1908, John Massey Rhind

The Hiker, 1911, Theodora R.A. Kitson

Soldier and Sailors Monument, 1871, Randolph Roger

Urn Fountain and Sconce Wall, 1998, Howard Ben Tre, Westminster and Exchange Sts

Morris J. Gaebe, 1996, Robert Shure, Johnson & Wales University, Weybosset St

Edward Triangolo, 2000, Robert Shure, Johnson & Wales University, Weybosset St

College Hill (Providence):

Brown University: Cesar Augusto, dedicated 1906, Wriston quadrangle, off Brown St.

Dante, 1921, Paolo I> Abate, John Hay Library, 20 Prospect St

Bridge-Prop, 1963, Henry Moore, College Green, off Waterman Street

Bruno (Bear), 1923, Eli Harvey, College Green off Waterman Street

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, cast in 1907, Lincoln Field, off Thayer Street

1 1/2, 1984, Carla Lavatelli off Thayer Street

S. 75-AL-America One, 1978, Dusan Dzamonga, off Thayer Street

Group of Three, 1969, Hugh Townley, Pembroke Campus, off Meeting Street

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD): Orpheus Ascending, 1963, Gilbert Franklin, off benefit Street, on Frazier Terrace

Daybreak, 1968, Gilbert Franklin, Benefit Street, between Waterman and Angell Streets

Roger Williams Memorial, 1939, Leo Friedlander, sculptor, Ralph Walker, architect, Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street

Korean War Memorial, 1999, Robert Shure, Gardner-Jackson Park, South Main St

World War I Memorial, 1929, Paul Cret, architect, Paul Jennewein, sculptor, Fiorato, carver, Gardner-Jackson Park, South Main St

Welded Iron Sculpture, 1985, Charters de Almeida, Gardner-Jackson Park, South Main St

Greater Providence:

Thomas A Doyle, 1889, Henry Hudson Kitson, Broad and Chestnut Streets

The North Burial Ground, 5 Branch Ave. More than 3 centuries old, this cemetery contains several notable monuments, including the Providence Firemen's Memorial (1885) by Frank Tingley and Elk's Rest (1904) by Eli Harvey

Esek Hopkins, 1893, Theodora AR Kitson, Hopkins Square, Branch Avenue

McGlynn Sculpture Court at Providence College, 549 River Road. Professor Thomas McGlynn created four sculptures, including Saint Martin De Porres, 1968 (dedicated in 1979) and Saint Domenic De Guzman, 1974 for the Providence College campus.

Veritas Eternaliter Juvenis, 1973, Gilbert Franklin, Providence College, 549 River Avenue

Metamorphosis, 2000, Jonathan Bonner, Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant College

Guiseppe Garibaldi, 1932, Filippo Sgarlatto, Garibaldi Park, Atwells Ave

Reverend Monseigneur Galliano J. Cavallaro, 1979, Atwells Ave and Dean St

Ebenezer Knight Dexter, 1893, Hippolyte L. Hubert, sculptor, Richard Deming, designer, Dexter Training Ground, Dexter and Parade Street

Columbus, 1893, August Bartholdi, Columbus Park, Elmwood and Reservoir Aves

Hand of Liberty, n.d., Price Hall MAsonic Lodge, 883 Eddy Street

Fox Point Veterans Memorial, c. 1946, Aristide B. Cianfarani, Wickenden and Benefit Streets

Roger Williams Landing Place, 1906, EC Codman, sculptor, Frank Foster Tingley, designer, Slate Rock Park, Gano and Power Streets

The Spirit of Youth, 1933, Gail Sherman Corbett, Blackstone Boulevard at Clarendon Avenue

Swan Point Cemetery, 1846- present, 585 Blackstone Boulevard, RI's greatest landscaped cemetery includes the Slocum Monument, 1861 erected for an early casualty at Bull Run in Civil War


Beginnings, 1989, William Haas, Bryant College, 1150 Douglas Pike

Sculpture at Fidelity Investments Campus, 100 and 500 Salem Street - includes the Nest (1998-9) by Jonathan Bonner, Thinking Cap (1998-9) by Jay Coogan and Radial Fan (1999-2000) by L Brower Hatcher


The Hiker, 1904 (dedicated 1925), Allen G. Newman; TP Murray, designer Court Square, Front Street

Civil War Monument, 1870, James Goodwin Batterson, Monument Square, North Main Street

Monseigneur Charles Daury, 1948, T. Carl Pettiu & A Zoltainy Smith, Precious Blood Church, 94 Carrington Avenue