Noguchi, a world-renown Japanese American artist and landscape architect, designed and installed a garden outside the First National Bank of Fort Worth in 1959-61. Part of the garden, which featured large Japanese granite pieces and green schist-quartz rocks, remains at 500 W. 7th Street.
Noguchi’s had other pieces in the area, including “Constellation” on the Kimbell Art Museum’s south lawn. “Texas Sculpture” remains unique for tying Japanese culture with the American southwest, and for some mysterious changes to its makeup nearly a half-century ago.
“Public art not only beautifies a location, but it can also connect people to their surroundings,” said Jennifer Brancato, Senior Librarian – Archivist. “I hope learning more about why and how this piece of art came to be will help people understand the rich history their city holds.
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