List of public art in Baltimore

This list of public art in Baltimore provides an introduction to public art which is accessible in an outdoor public space in Baltimore. Because the collection of public art is extensive and continues to grow, the list is incomplete. A fuller picture is available externally at:

Selected artworks

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
DateArtist / designer TypeMaterialDimensions DesignationOwner / administrator Notes
The Armistead Monument Fort McHenry

39°15′51.01″N 76°34′55.80″W
1914Edward Berge Bronze8 ft 4 12 in (2.553 m) × 4 ft (1.2 m) National Park Service[1]
Babe's Dream Oriole Park at Camden Yards

39°17′5.81″N 76°37′14.56″W
1998Susan Luery Bronze16 ft (4.9 m) high Maryland Stadium Authority[2]
The Battle Monument Calvert and Fayette streets

39°17′26.96″N 76°36′44.75″W
1825Antonio Capellano
Architect: Maximilian Godefroy
Marble52 ft (16 m) high; figure height 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m) City of Baltimore[3]
Columbus Monument Druid Hill Park, Jones Falls Trail

39°19′09.9″N 76°38′30.8″W
1892Achille Canessa Marble6 ft (1.8 m) × 34 in (860 mm) × 24 in (610 mm) City of Baltimore[4]
Columbus Obelisk Harford Road & Walther Avenue, Herring Run Park

39°20′10.9″N 76°34′28.3″W
1792 Brick and stucco44 ft (13 m) × 6 34 in (170 mm)[5] City of Baltimore
Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument Mount Royal Avenue and Lafayette Avenue 1902–2017Frederick Ruckstull Bronze City of Baltimore Removed August 16, 2017, per joint resolution of the City Council and approval from the Mayor, following a murder in Charlottesville, VA

in partial agreement with recommendations of a Joint Commission report (2016).[6]

Confederate Women's Monument Charles Street and University Parkway

39°19′59.94″N 76°37′6.11″W
1917–2017J. Maxwell Miller Bronze115 in × 114 in × 98 in (2,920 mm × 2,900 mm × 2,490 mm) City of Baltimore[7] Removed August 16, 2017, per joint resolution of the City Council and approval from the Mayor, following a murder in Charlottesville, VA

in partial agreement with recommendations of a Joint Commission report (2016).[6]

Edgar Allan Poe Monument University of Baltimore Law Center Plaza

39°18′20.48″N 76°37′2.27″W
1915Moses Jacob Ezekiel Bronze5 ft (1.5 m) × 27 in (690 mm) × 45 in (1,100 mm) City of Baltimore[8]
Fallsway Fountain Guilford Avenue and Biddle Street

39°18′11.95″N 76°36′42.39″W
1915Hans Schuler
Architect: Theodore Wells Pietsch
Marble30 ft × 24 ft × 44 ft (9.1 m × 7.3 m × 13.4 m) City of Baltimore[9]
Force Mount Vernon Place, the Northeast corner of the Washington Monument

39°17′51.54″N 76°36′54.9″W
late 1850sAntoine-Louis Barye Bronze39 in × 28 in × 32 in (990 mm × 710 mm × 810 mm) City of Baltimore[10]
Francis Scott Key Monument Eutaw Place & Lanvale Street

39.30388°N 76.62605°W / 39.30388; -76.62605 (F.S. Key Monument)
1911Antonin Mercié Bronze, marble, and granite. Figure of Columbia appears to be gilt.Overall: approx. H. 40 ft (12 m) City of Baltimore[11]
George Peabody East garden of Mount Vernon Place

39°17′51.2″N 76°36′54.14″W
1869William Wetmore Story Bronze84 in × 40 in × 64 in (2,100 mm × 1,000 mm × 1,600 mm) City of Baltimore[12]
George Washington Druid Hill Park

39.3175°N 76.6428°W / 39.3175; -76.6428 (short title)
1857Edward Sheffield Bartholomew Marble8 in × 3 in × 30 in (203 mm × 76 mm × 762 mm) City of Baltimore[13]
The John Eager Howard Monument North garden of Mount Vernon Place

39°17′54.25″N 76°36′56.58″W
1904Emmanuel Fremiet 1824–1910 Bronze12 ft × 4 12 ft × 9 12 ft (3.7 m × 1.4 m × 2.9 m) City of Baltimore[14]
Johns Hopkins Monument Charles and 33rd Streets

39°19′41″N 76°37′4.65″W
1935Hans Schuler
Architect: William Gordon Beecher
Bronze and marble70 in × 186 in × 53 in (1,800 mm × 4,700 mm × 1,300 mm) City of Baltimore[15]
Lafayette Monument South garden of Mount Vernon Place

39°17′49.92″N 76°36′56.3″W
1924Andrew O'Connor, Jr. Bronze16 ft × 8 ft × 16 ft (4.9 m × 2.4 m × 4.9 m) City of Baltimore[16]
Latrobe Monument Broadway at Baltimore Street

39.29168°N 76.59386°W / 39.29168; -76.59386 (short title)
1914Edward Berge
and J. Maxwell Miller
Bronze150 in × 9 in × 83 12 in (3,810 mm × 230 mm × 2,120 mm) City of Baltimore[17]
Maryland Line Monument Mount Royal Plaza

39°18′20.26″N 76°37′7.71″W
1901Albert L. Van den Berghen
Architect: Hodges and Leach
Bronze60 ft 6 in (18.44 m) high; sculpture 11 ft (3.4 m) high approx. City of Baltimore[18]
Military Courage West garden of Mount Vernon Place

39°17′50.95″N 76°37′0.45″W
1885Paul DuBois Bronze70 in × 24 in × 32 in (1,780 mm × 610 mm × 810 mm) City of Baltimore[19]
Order Mount Vernon Place, the Southeast corner of the Washington Monument

39°17′50.82″N 76°36′54.91″W
late 1850sAntoine-Louis Barye Bronze38 in × 27 in × 33 in (970 mm × 690 mm × 840 mm) City of Baltimore[20]
Peace Mount Vernon Place, the Southwest corner of the Washington Monument

39°17′50.66″N 76°36′57.81″W
late 1850sAntoine-Louis Barye Bronze38 in × 26 in × 34 in (970 mm × 660 mm × 860 mm) City of Baltimore[21]
Pulaski Memorial Patterson Park at Linwood and Eastern Avenue

39°17′13.77″N 76°34′37.47″W
1942Hans Schuler Architect: A. C. Radziszewski Bronze, marble and brick129 in (3,300 mm) × 15 ft (4.6 m) × 26 in (660 mm) City of Baltimore[22]
Roger B. Taney North garden of Mount Vernon Place

39°17′52.63″N 76°36′56.47″W
1871, 1887 recast, 2017 removedWilliam Henry Rinehart Bronze86 in × 47 in × 62 in (2,200 mm × 1,200 mm × 1,600 mm) City of Baltimore[23] Removed August 16, 2017, per joint resolution of the City Council and approval from the Mayor, following a murder in Charlottesville, VA

in partial agreement with recommendations of a Joint Commission report (2016).[6]

Seated Lion Mount Vernon Place, the Southwest corner of the Washington Monument

39°17′51.04″N 76°36′58.28″W
1847 duplicateAntoine-Louis Barye Bronze75 in × 38 in × 53 in (1,900 mm × 970 mm × 1,350 mm) City of Baltimore[24]
Severn Teackle Wallis East garden of Mount Vernon Place

39°17′51.33″N 76°36′51.29″W
1903Laurent-Honoré Marqueste Bronze94 in × 40 in × 30 in (2,390 mm × 1,020 mm × 760 mm) City of Baltimore[25]
Jackson and Lee Monument West slope of Wyman Park Dell along Art Museum Drive 1948-2017Laura Gardin Fraser Bronze City of Baltimore[25] Removed August 16, 2017, per joint resolution of the City Council and approval from the Mayor, following a murder in Charlottesville, VA

in partial agreement with recommendations of a Joint Commission report (2016).[6]

Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument Wyman Park, Charles and 29th streets

39°19′25.77″N 76°37′4.30″W
1909Adolph A. Weinman
Architect: Albert Randolph Ross
Bronze10 in × 102 in × 150 in (250 mm × 2,590 mm × 3,810 mm) City of Baltimore[26]
Wallace Monument Druid Hill Park, Lake Drive

39.3173°N 76.6413°W / 39.3173; -76.6413 (Wallace Monument))
1893D. W. Stevenson Bronze16 ft × 6 ft × 4 ft (4.9 m × 1.8 m × 1.2 m); Base 14 ft × 12 ft × 11 ft (4.3 m × 3.7 m × 3.4 m) City of Baltimore[27]
War Mount Vernon Place, the Northwest corner of the Washington Monument

39°17′51.44″N 76°36′57.87″W
late 1850sAntoine-Louis Barye Bronze40 in × 28 in × 36 in (1,020 mm × 710 mm × 910 mm) City of Baltimore[28]
Washington Monument Mount Vernon Place

39°17′51″N 76°36′56″W
1829Enrico Causici
Architect: Robert Mills
Italian travertine.188 ft (57 m) high, sculpture 16 ft (4.9 m) high approx. City of Baltimore[29]

Further reading

  • Kelly, Cindy. Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore: A Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.

References

  1. "The Armistead Monument, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  2. "Babe's Dream, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  3. "The Battle Monument, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  4. "Columbus Monument, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
  5. http://www.vanderkrogt.net/statues/object.php?webpage=co&record=usmd03
  6. Welsh, Sean (August 16, 2017). "Baltimore Confederate monuments removed: A timeline of how we got here". The Baltimore Sun.
  7. "Confederate Women's Monument, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  8. "Edgar Allan Poe Monument, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  9. "Fallsway Fountain, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  10. "Force (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  11. "F.S. Key Monument". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
  12. "George Peabody, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  13. "George Washington (Bartholomew)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
  14. "The John Eager Howard Monument, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  15. "Johns Hopkins Monument, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  16. "Lafayette Monument, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  17. "Latrobe Monument, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
  18. "Maryland Line Monument, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  19. "Military Courage, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  20. "Order (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  21. "Peace (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  22. "Pulaski Memorial (Shuler)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
  23. "Roger B. Taney, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  24. "Seated Lion (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  25. "Severn Teackle Wallis, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  26. "Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  27. "Wallace Monument". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
  28. "War (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  29. "Washington Monument, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
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