8. Alice in Wonderland Sculpture in Central Park

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José de Creeft’s 1959 Alice in Wonderland sculpture is a favorite amongst children (and the children at heart) in Central Park. The statue depicts Alice atop a mushroom surrounded by the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Dormouse, and Dinah. The Mad Hatter is a caricature of George Delacorte and Alice is based on the sculptor’s daughter Donna. Seven bronze tablets surround the sculpture containing a dedication and quotes from the Lewis Carroll books. We previously covered Carroll’s inspiration for Alice, which can be uncovered in Oxford.