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America's Heartland Remembers (AHR) is honoring American Military Heroes with an installation of nearly 7,000 flags on Art Hill beneath the Crusader King Louis IX Statue in Forest Park, through September 11, 2016.
'Flags of Valor' Installation Honors Anniversary of September 11, 2001
'Flags of Valor' wave in the breeze, Saturday afternoon, on Art Hill beneath the Crusader King Louis IX Statue in front of the Saint Louis Art Museum.
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), September 10, 2016 - On 9-11-2016, America's Heartland Remembers (AHR) has filled Art Hill in Forest Park with nearly 7,000 American Flags. This awe-inspiring display, known as "Flags of Valor" pays tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while fighting the War on Terror since 9-11-2001 to keep us free and safe here at home.
Hundreds of volunteers placed flags in chronological order according to the date they lost their lives. The placement allows loved ones and visitors to walk through the massive display so they can easily find and honor each hero.
AHR wants to ensure Gold Star Families have the opportunity to bring their Hero's flag home. Family members can acquire their Hero's flag at a reduced rate by visiting flagsofvalorusa.com. Here, they can also search for the location of
their Hero's flag on the Art Hill.
Additionally, members of the general public can sponsor a flag for a Gold Star Family, as well as acquire an unclaimed flag for a small donation.
Apart from helping America's Heartland Remembers fund two memorials for a fallen New York firefighter and a Marine from Iowa, all profits from the event will be donated to one of the following not-for-profit organizations that are closely
aligned with the mission of America's Heartland Remembers: Missouri Military Memorial Foundation, Semper Fi Fund, Missouri Memorial Military Foundation, and The Greater St. Louis Honor Flight.
The installation, organized by Pace Properties and America's Heartland
Remembers, will remain through Sunday, September 11, 2016.
The Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden, south of the museum, features an over life-sized bronze sculpture of Hercules and the Hydra, by German sculptor Mathias Gasteiger, positioned among hornbeam and serviceberry trees planted in a tight grid pattern to compliment elements of the Sir David Chipperfield-designed East Building.
Sculpture Garden Opens at Saint Louis Art Museum
Among the sculptures on display in the lush and scenic outdoor gallery is the monumental "Bather," by cubist sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, who deconstructs the form of a bather into rounded geometric shapes.
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - The Saint Louis Art
Museum has opened the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden, installed with masterworks from the collection and more than 450 new trees, including hornbeam and serviceberry planted in a tight grid pattern.
The transformative project immediately south of the museum was made possible by a generous gift of $5 million from Barbara B. Taylor, president of the Saint Louis Art Museum Board of Commissioners, and Andrew C. Taylor, executive chairman of St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
In a release, Barbara Taylor said, "Andy and I take great pleasure in supporting the Saint Louis Art Museum's vision of connecting visitors with worldclass sculpture in a distinctive way. This new sculpture garden will be a beautiful and significant addition to the Museum, as well as to Forest Park."
Works in the Museum's collection, including sculpture by Pierre-Auguste Renoir,
Aristide Maillol, and Mathias Gasteiger, which complement Stone Sea, a work by Andy Goldsworthy commissioned by the Museum in 2012.
The new garden completes the phased landscape plan designed by Paris-based Michel Desvigne in concert with Sir David Chipperfield's design of the Art Museum's East Building, which opened in summer 2013.
Honored with the Medal of the French Academy of Architecture (2000) the French national Urbanism Grand Prize (2011), Desvigne's landscape projects include Millennium Park in London's Greenwich Peninsula, Luxemburg's Draï
Eechelen Park and the New Qatar National Museum in Doha.
The East Building, designed by Sir David Chipperfield, at the Saint Louis Art Museum, features floor-to-ceiling windows and 23 monumental panels of dark polished concrete, with highlights of Missouri river aggregates. See related story: Saint Louis Art Museum Unveils Contemporary East Building
The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the leading art museums with more than 100 galleries. The building was designed by famed architect Cass Gilbert as the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1904 World's Fair in Forest Park. Standing atop Art Hill, it is the "crown" jewel" of the 1,370-acre park. The Grand Basin is the lake at the foot of Art Hill and served as the focal point of the 1904 World's Fair.
Crusader King Louis IX in front of the Saint Louis Art Museum
The Museum's collections feature more than 30,000 art treasures from ancient times to the present. Highlights include art of the Renaissance, masterpieces of Impressionism, American European Art, Asian art, Period Rooms, the Egyptian mummy, and world-renowned collections of pre-Columbian and German Expressionist art.
The Museum provided $10 million for improvements to Art Hill and nearby areas including: reconstruction of Fine Arts Drive in the front of the Museum between the front stairway and the statue of St. Louis; the street and the area around the landmark statue is now paved with granite; construction of two curved, tree-lined walkways, or promenades, extending about 250 yards in each direction from the statue of St. Louis to the existing circular parking areas; construction of scenic overlooks near the expanded circular parking areas; landscaping of the two promenades and of the entire area with ornamental trees and decorative lighting; and new parking adjacent to the scenic overlooks.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Friday, 10:00 am-9:00 pm; Closed Monday. For more information, call 314-721-0072. Admission to the Saint Louis Art Museum is free. Admission to featured exhibitions is free on Friday.
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