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Cataloging Outdoor Sculptures (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-03-01

Duration: 00:04:22

Subjects: Public art | Sculptures | Art conservation and restoration


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Cox, Richard Interviewee
  • Post, Wendy Interviewee


This segment from the March 1, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on Louisiana’s participation in a national survey called Save Outdoor Sculpture, a project funded by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Institute for Conservation of Cultural Property, with the goal of cataloging all outdoor sculptures. Chapa reports that many outdoor sculptures are endangered due to neglect, vandalism, and environmental pollution. She interviews Richard Cox, LSU art professor and survey leader, and Wendy Post, a student intern. Host: Robert Collins