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Musica sculpture.

Controversial "Musica" Statue

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Nashville, Tennessee

"Music Row" used to be a strip of car and country music museums and souvenir shops. Now it's become "renewaled" into Nashville's boring trendy coffee bar district -- with one mildly amusing exception. In October 2003 "Musica," by artist Alan LeQuire, was erected in the Music Row Roundabout: nine larger-than-life nudes cavorting and floating up to 40 feet in the air. At the apex, a naked woman holds aloft a tambourine.

Ridiculous as it is, Musica has nevertheless received condemnation from Nashville's most prudish, who probably didn't like the car and country music museums either.

Controversial "Musica" Statue


Division St., Nashville, TN
Take the I-40/I-65 downtown exit for Broadway, then head south along the interstate on 14th Ave. It will veer to the right, then turn right on Division St. The sculpture is in the traffic circle at the intersection of Division St. and 16th Ave. S.
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