Statues Wearing Glasses
Welcome to the best site online dedicated to high-quality images of statues wearing glasses. In 2009, the site expanded to include not only statues wearing glasses, but high-relief plaques of people wearing glasses. While this inclusion was hotly debated on Reddit, in the end most fans of the site agreed to consider high-relief plaques statuesque.
As the curator of "Statues Wearing Glasses" and former owner of the for-profit www.statueswearingglasses.com, I travel extensively in search of statues wearing glasses. For instance, I recently traveled to Champaign, Illinois to sit beside a glasses-wearing statue of Roger Ebert. What a great example of a statue wearing glasses!
— Spencer Schaffner, December 14, 2014
group 1: seen in person
Franklin D. Roosevelt wears glasses in one of the statues of him at the FDR Memorial in DC
spotted May 2018
Roger Ebert wears glasses in this fine statue,
spotted December 2014
George Gamow is wearing glasses in this plaque,
George Washington University Campus, Washington DC
spotted October 2014
Glasses are part of this plaque,
University of Illinois Campus, Urbana, IL
spotted May 2010
Paterno wears glasses in this statue; statue removed in 2012
Penn State University Campus, State College, PA
Did you know that Roosevelt slyly wears glasses on Mt. Rushmore?
spotted July 2009
Guys who founded Carle Foundation Hospital, some of whom wear glasses in these plaques
Carle Foundation Hospital
spotted December 2009
The Blues Brothers wear actual glasses in these statues
Midway Airport, Chicago, IL
spotted June 2009
Assorted athletic greats wearing glasses
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
spotted September 2008
Hospital founders wear glasses in this plaque;
Bottom guy looks a bit like Will Ferrell
spotted May 2008
Harry Caray statue keeps the glasses on
spotted June 2006
group 2: future travels
These are some of the statues wearing glasses that I'd like to see in future travels.
A traveling pal has reported (in 2018) that this all-white bespectacled statue of an embrace can be found at the Centre Pompidou.
A birder friend appreciates this bespectacled and seated statue in St. Paul.
In April of 2015, a bespectacled statue depicting Edward Snowden was installed in a NYC park. The statue wears a contemporary, fashionable pair of glasses. The news article about the installation can be found here.
Traveling affiliates contacted me in early 2015 to report that statues wearing glasses are being manufactured in Jaipur, India. This is a shot of some of the statues being produced on site, featuring the nearsighted Mahatma Gandhi.
Another wandering friend contacted me in 2018 to say "Are you still collecting these?" Of course I am! It's a statue of Victor G. Atiyeh standing well spectacled in the Portland Airport (PDX).
John Lennon wears glasses, via his statue, in the park named after him.
Velasco Ibarra statue wearing glasses in El Ejido Park
Various James Joyce statues wear glasses
These are all in Europe
American Gothic Statue found to include glasses
This statue of Arthur Ashe features a nice pair of glasses
The statue has been called "horrifying," but not because of the glasses