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Honoring the African-American Experience

Little Dances

Photo of "Little Dances" sculpture

Sculptor Howard McCalebb, 1996
Louis Armstrong Center, Corona, Queens
Painted Steel

This abstract sculpture honors jazz legend Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, who lived nearby in a modest home from 1943 until his death in 1971. The bright-green tubular sculpture evokes a horn and transposes the musician's lyrical expression in space. It is located in the entry court of a recreation and social services center also named for Armstrong.

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