Newport, Rhode Island: Bronze Organ Grinder and Monkey

Life-size bronze organ grinder and a goofy monkey -- who wears a little hat -- sculpted by Kay Worden in 1983.
Thames St., Newport, RI
Downtown. The statue stands in a little square, set back from the street, in the Swinburne Row outdoor shopping center. On the west side of Thames St. at its intersection with Mary St.
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Hurdy Gurdy Man and Monkey.

Hurdy Gurdy Man and Monkey

An incorrectly-titled sculpture, named "The Hurdy Gurdy," depicts an organ grinder, his street organ, and a monkey. It was created in 1983.

[Kurt Deion, 07/18/2016]

Sculpted by Kay Worden. People were supposed to put coins in the monkey's cup, which would then go to Child and Family Services of Newport County.

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