Public Art

Victory

By Carlo Nicoli
Category: Miscellaneous

About

This statue is an exact copy of Vincenzo Consani’s Victory in the Pitti Gallery in Florence, Italy. When this copy arrived in St. Louis in 1886, it was placed in the so-called “Temple of Victory” where it has been ever since. The inscription on its pedestal reads: “The Victory of Science over ignorance. Ignorance is the curse of God. Knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.”

For more information visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens website.

Dimensions: 8′
Year completed: 1887
Material: Marble
Owner: Missouri Botanical Garden


About the artist:

Arts and cultural events are waiting around every corner throughout the St. Louis region. Explore the abundant creativity our area has to offer. From gallery shows and performances to public installations, St. Louis is rich with culture and the arts in all forms. Browse these links to experience our arts community firsthand.

EXPLORE THE ARTS

Due to the ongoing financial impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) has been working diligently to adjust our annual grantmaking programs to ensure alignment with RAC’s strategic priorities, and in response to feedback from the arts community.

READ OUR MESSAGE

We have gathered a variety of news, information, and other resources to sustain the health and vibrancy of our arts community.

EXPLORE OUR RESOURCES

As the leading public catalyst for arts and culture in St. Louis, the Regional Arts Commission leverages the power of creativity to strengthen and enrich our community. Read our commitment to diversity, racial equity, accessibility, and inclusion, and see our strategic plan for the next five years.

LEARN MORE ABOUT RAC

Covid-19 has impacted us all. But what it hasn’t changed is RAC’s commitment to finding innovative ways to support arts programming, arts organizations, and individual artists through the pandemic, and to resuming these programs as soon as conditions allow.

VIEW ALL OUR INFORMATION RELATED TO COVID-19

Skip to content