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Bravegirl: the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition

Monday April 24th, 2017
International Sculpture Day

Bravegirl by Tara Conley is being added to the largest rotating collection of public sculpture in the South, the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by the Helis Foundation.


A unique example of a public-private partnership, Sculpture for New Orleans, The Helis Foundation, the Odgen Museum of Sourthern Art, and The City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways work together to bring interesting and inspiring sculpture to the citizens of and visitors to New Orleans.

“Bravegirl is an inspiration. She is your sister, mother, wife, your daughter, granddaughter, best friend or perhaps, you. Bravegirl decides and doesn’t look back. She is warm, even on difficult days, stands tall for small voices, faces challenges with strength and fortitude, and she is the City of New Orleans.”
-Tara Conley, Artist

Follow along at and and @taraconley_art on Instagram!
For more details and chances to win Bravegirl t-shirts.

For more information, visit the Poydras Corridor mobile site: or, text “Poydras” to 56512.

Join us! Monday, April 24th

9pm Sculpture Installation
Poydras St @ S. Peters

3:30pm Student Celebration
Bravegirl Site on Poydras

4pm Workshop
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

5 pm Artist Talk
Moderator, Gia Hamilton, Joan Mitchell Center Director
Artists: Tara Conley, Rachel David, and Ashley Pridmore
Patrick F. Taylor Library
Ogden Museum of Southern Art

6:30pm Reception
Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Bravegirl merchandise will be available Monday in New Orleans
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My Life as a Doll – HMAAC – Jan. 30 – March 29, 2015


My Life As a Doll by Tara Conley – A Collaboration with Tria Wood

January 30, 2015 – March 29, 2015
4807 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77004

Artist Talk | January 31, 2015 – 4:00PM

A walk through installation experience that is a meditation on the status of women. Seductive aspects of a built fantasy world slowly give way to reveal the perils for a woman living her life as a doll. By exploring personal spaces and narrative elements of this character’s life, viewers entering the installation will encounter a dialogue about power structures, childhood expectations and gender distinctions that take root early on and continue to shape us as adults.

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