FEATURED ART | Vase With Nine Flowers

Vase With Nine Flowers, a sculpture in bronze and stainless steel by the renowned artist James Surls, was permanently installed in Fort Worth’s Cultural District on October 10, 2019, in time for the completion of the City’s Montgomery Street improvements.

Surls is a major artist who built his career in Texas and whose work fits the character of the Cultural District.  Acquired through a direct purchase process, Vase With Nine Flowers was completed in 2015 and selected with input from Cultural District Stakeholders, from among several available outdoor Surls’ sculptures.

Standing 17 feet high and 6 ½ feet wide, the abstracted floral sculpture in Surls’ characteristic style will provide an aesthetic and meaningful focal point along Montgomery Street– a gateway into the Cultural District, the Will Rogers Memorial Complex, and the new Dickies Arena.

The artist’s studio delivered the artwork to Fort Worth, where the installation was handled by Displays, LLC, a local art-handling company with expertise on large-scale sculptural installations.

The artwork will be dedicated later this year at a date and time to be determined.

The purchase and installation of this artwork is being funded by the 2008 Bond Program and the 2007 Critical Capital Needs Program.


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