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La. Treasures: Spirit House Monument

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-02-16

Duration: 00:02:42

Subjects: Monuments | Sculptures | Scott, John Tarrell, 1940-2007 | Payton, Martin


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Payton, Martin Interviewee


This “Louisiana Treasures” segment from the February 16, 2018, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” focuses on the Spirit House Monument created by sculptors Martin Payton and John Scott in New Orleans. It includes an interview with Payton, who discusses the creation of the monument and its role in honoring the unnamed African Americans who contributed to the development of New Orleans. Host: James Fox-Smith