In November 2003 the New Orleans
Museum of Art inaugurated the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
adjacent to the Museum of Art in City Park. The nearly five-acre Garden
was designed to display a permanent collection
of sculptures by twentieth- and twenty-first century European, American,
Latin American, Israeli and Japanese artists. The Garden was opened
with fifty sculptures and all restoration and conservation treatments
on the pieces were performed by John E. Ward,
owner of MasterWorks Studios, LLC.. Several including the Una
Battaglia by Arnaldo Pomodoro and the Acme
by Saint Clair Cemin required more extensive treatment. In 2005 John
Ward returned to the Garden to perform conservation treatments on new
acquisitions and conservation maintenance on the entire collection.
On the following pages you will see some of the various works getting their
prior to the opening day of the Garden. Mouse over each image for name of piece and artist.