Kahlil Gibran Memorial Garden (Washington, D.C.)

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Kahlil Gibran Memorial Garden
Coordinates38°55′13.7″N 77°3′41″W / 38.920472°N 77.06139°W / 38.920472; -77.06139Coordinates: 38°55′13.7″N 77°3′41″W / 38.920472°N 77.06139°W / 38.920472; -77.06139
LocationWashington, D.C., United States
DesignerGordon Kray
Dedicated dateMay 24, 1991

The Kahlil Gibran Memorial Garden[1] is a public garden located at 3100 Massachusetts Avenue,[1][2] N.W. Washington, D.C., "within a wooded ravine known as Woodland-Normanstone Park".[1] At its center are a bronze sculpture of the Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist Kahlil Gibran by Gordon Kray[3] and a star-shaped fountain surrounded by limestone benches engraved with quotes of Gibran.[1]

The fountain

The memorial garden was dedicated on May 24, 1991, by President George H. W. Bush. The fundraising was organized by the Kahlil Gibran Centennial Foundation, formed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the poet's birth in Bsharri.


  1. ^ a b c d Washington, DC. Lonely Planet. 2018. ISBN 9781788681537.
  2. ^ "GIBRAN, Kahlil Memorial in Washington, D.C. By Gordon Kray located in James M. Goode's Massachusetts Avenue area". Archived from the original on 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2011-04-15.
  3. ^ "Kahlil Gibran, (sculpture)". SIRIS

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