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Duke Ellington Memorial by Robert Graham

Public Art, Monument / Landmark, and Plaza
5 Avenue A (Duke Ellington Circle), New York, NY 10009, United States
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    • 6:00 AM–3:00 PM
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    • 6:00 AM–11:00 AM
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    • 6:00 AM–1:00 PM
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    • 6:00 AM–2:00 PM
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    • 6:00 AM–Noon
    • 3:00 PM–6:00 PM

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  • Gothamist

    The statue—featuring Ellington and his piano being held up by the Nine Muses, sits in the middle of Duke Ellington Circle, surrounded by an amphitheater for musical performances. Read more

    Gothamist · April 17
  • Kimmie O.

    Take a picture with this iconic jazz musician!

    Kimmie Ohh · April 12
  • Harlem A.

    If you are on the top of an uptown tour bus....This is likely to be one of the stops. It's a hard one to view otherwise, unless you are across the street. It's a bronze sculpture worth a discussion.

    Harlem Ambassador · January 8, 2014
  • Fabio

    Great place friday afterrnoons just before sunset.

    Fabio · November 15, 2013
  • Time Out New York

    Rising above the trees at the northeast corner of Central Park, the 30-foot-high cast-bronze icon is supported with columns topped by nine muse figures. Read more

    Time Out New York · April 24, 2013
  • Mery E.

    Great a masterpiece

    Mery Effendi · December 14, 2012

    This statue of the iconic jazz composer, pianist and band leader, who died in 1974, was sculpted by Robert Graham and dedicated in 1997.

    HISTORY · July 19, 2012
  • Jake S.

    Check out the statue of Sir Duke!

    Jake Smith · May 20, 2012
  • Gwendolyn M.

    Nice place to sit and relax!

    Gwendolyn Mayo · October 23, 2011

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