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Outdoor Art

October 29, 2000

Nearly 32,000 pieces of outdoor public sculpture in the U.S. have been logged by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. New York has the most (2,629), North Dakaota the fewest (76). The numbers:

Top 10 States

Rank/State/Number of Sculptures

1. New York...........2,629

2. Pennsylvania.......2,587

3. California.........2,294

4. Massachusetts......1,479

5. Texas..............1,339

6. Indiana............1,231

7. Florida............1,101

8. Ohio.................893

9. Michigan.............892

10. Kansas..............796

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Age of Public Sculptures

Date Created/Percentage

Before 1861......1%

1861-1913.......13%

1914-1964.......20%

1965-present....51%

Unknown.........15%

Source: Smithsonian American Art Museum. For details, visit Internet http://www.americanart.si.edu/study and click on "Save Outdoor Sculpture!"

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