The Last Supper Sculpture in Sioux City

It’s a life-size Last Supper sculpture made from wood and you’ll want to add this to your Iowa Road Trip list! The depiction is of the moment that Jesus revealed to his disciples that one of them would betray him. The disciples are then questioning each other.

Location: Trinity Heights, 2511 33rd Street, Sioux City, IA 51108

Why is it unique?

There are only three full-size wooden carved Last Supper sculptures – and one of them was made by an Iowan and is available to see for free. It’s twenty-two feet long and took 7 years to create.

Who built the last supper sculpture at Trinity Heights?

It was created by LeMars native Jerry Traufler. The work is roughly based on Da Vinci’s Last Supper. However, Traufler used friends and relatives for each specific disciple. Each person was asked to dress for the scene, act out the part, and then be photographed. Traufler then carved out each disciple based on the photographs taken.

An example of how the artist used his models and photography to help provide a reference for his work.

When is it open to the public?

Please check the Trinity Heights website: to verify the hours for the St. Joseph Center, which is where the Last Supper Sculpture resides.

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