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Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition

Carmen Herrera sculpture

One of the best exhibits in New Orleans is on the neutral ground. 


The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition (PCSE) presented by The Helis Foundation is the South’s leading rotating public sculpture exhibition located in the heart of downtown New Orleans, spanning Poydras Street between Convention Center Boulevard and North Galvez Street.    


With 13 installations currently on view, PCSE, in collaboration with the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways,  reinforces New Orleans’ status as a leading international destination for the visual arts.  


Since 2013, the neutral ground along the Poydras Corridor has featured over 40 sculptures, showcasing the work of renowned local, regional, and international artists. Through PCSE, The Helis Foundation is able to increase the accessibility of interesting and inspiring sculptures by placing them in the highly trafficked thoroughfares that connect the Arts District, Central Business District, and the historic French Quarter. In addition, the sculptures also provide economic and programming opportunities for a diverse group of artists and the community.     

"FREE FALL: Prophecy & Free Will in Milton’s Paradise Lost on Poydras" sculpture

"FREE FALL: Prophecy & Free Will in Milton’s Paradise Lost on Poydras"

Dawn DeDeaux

"Untitled Estructura (Red)" sculpture

"Untitled Estructura (Red)"

Carmen Herrera

"Power Tower" sculpture

"Power Tower"

Lynda Benglis

"Gymnast" sculpture


Enrique Alférez


"ViVa (& the whole garden will bow)"

Anastasia Pelias

"Volpang" sculpture


David Borgerding

"Dancing in Nigeria" sculpture

"Dancing in Nigeria"

Melvin Edwards

"Octet" sculpture


Lin Emery

"Box of Artificial Flowers #6" sculpture

"Box of Artificial Flowers #6"

Ida Kohlmeyer

"Black Butterfly" sculpture

"Black Butterfly"

John T. Scott

"Standing Vase with Five Flowers" sculpture

"Standing Vase with Five Flowers"

James Surls

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"Love is like the sea..."

Allison Janae Hamilton

Previous sculptures on the Poydras Corridor

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