Enid A. Haupt Garden
The Enid A. Haupt Garden is a public garden in the Smithsonian complex in Washington, D.C. Covering over four acres, it is situated between the Castle and Independence Avenue and has provided a welcomed respite for Smithsonian visitors and residents of Washington since it opened in 1987 as part of the redesigned Castle quadrangle.
As part of its exhibition Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, the National Museum of African Art invited several African artists to do earthworks in the Smithsonian’s gardens. These are large sculpture works which use earth as material, motif, and/or message. One of these is ”Ala” by Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Read more about the pyramid in the garden on our blog!
The Enid A. Haupt Garden is one of the Washington Post's Going Out Guide's top ten D.C. area dates perfect for summer romance. (Pictured: Sculpture installation by El Anatsui)