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Duke Ellington Memorial by Robert Graham

Public Art, Monument / Landmark, and Plaza
Central Park, New York
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  • Time Out New York
    "nine muse figures."(2 Tips)
    Kimmie O.
    "Take a picture with this iconic jazz musician!"(2 Tips)
    Fabio
    "Great place friday afterrnoons just before sunset."(2 Tips)
    Jake S.
    "Check out the statue of Sir Duke!"(2 Tips)
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  • Gothamist
    GothamistApril 17, 2015
    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
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhApril 12, 2015
    Take a picture with this iconic jazz musician!
  • Harlem A.
    Harlem AmbassadorJanuary 8, 2014
    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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Fabio
    FabioNovember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place friday afterrnoons just before sunset.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkApril 24, 2013
    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
  • Mery E.
    Mery EffendiDecember 14, 2012
    Great a masterpiece
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYJuly 19, 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.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMay 20, 2012
    Check out the statue of Sir Duke!
  • Gwendolyn M.
    Gwendolyn MayoOctober 23, 2011
    Nice place to sit and relax!
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