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New Waterfront art installation celebrating nautical history debuts tomorrow

“Two Boxes of Oranges and Admonia Jackson” (via City of Alexandria)

(Updated 4:55 p.m.) A new art exhibit meant to evoke the hull of a ship is being unveiled tomorrow in Old Town’s Waterfront Park (1 Prince Street).

The installation is the latest in a series of temporary art exhibits at the foot of King Street, replacing the kitschy I Love You display. The new artwork is called “Two Boxes of Oranges and Admonia Jackson,” named from text in a ship’s manifest found in an archeological dig.

The steel pillars resemble the pieces of 18th-century ships discovered on the waterfront in 2018.

The unveiling is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. The artwork is scheduled to be on display through November.

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