Dorothea Dix Park is currently hosting “Wings of the City”, featuring nine bromze sculptures from world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín. The exhibit which has been travelling from city to city around the world for the past 8 years will be in Raleigh at Dix though March 2022.
The collection features nine larger-than-life bronze sculptures installed in the historic Grove area of the park which is easily accessible from Umstead Drive. This wonderful visiting art exhibit is the perfect excuse to explore the park. I paid a quick visit yesterday to snap the picture above of “Alas De Mexico”, which is scupture #4 on this map of the park.
This Saturday, October 9th is the opening celebration from 10 am – 4 pm with live music and food trucks. For more information and a map showing the sculpture locations throughout the park visit https://dixpark.org/wings.