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Connecticut

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
Sculpture Garden open all year. Ten to fifteen sculptures on the 1.5-acre sloping lawn adjacent to the museum. Works on loan by well known contemporary artists including Finley, Grosvenor, Kirilli, Le Witt and others.
258 Main St., Ridgefield 06877. (203) 438-4519. Museum Hours: Tues. through Sun., 1p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center
Works by more than 40 artists including Barrett, Doyle, Fane, Hadzi, Ketchman, Knepper, Nakian, Porcaro, Romeda, and Vlavianos. Shown on a rotating basis.
150 Mopus Bridge Rd., Ridgefield 06877. (203) 438-7636 or Kouros Gallery, (212) 288-5888. By appointment only.

Yale Center for British Art
The Yale Center for British Art houses the most comprehensive collection of English sculpture outside Great Britain. Given to Yale University by Paul Mellon, Class of 1929, the Center's resources illustrate British life and culture from the 16th century to the present.
New Haven, CT.
District of Columbia
It’s Sculpture
IS! Is a unique project which takes the city of Washington, DC as its grounds for sculpture placement. The DC Commission on the Arts and area businesses are joining with the IS! Staff and curators and artists to place work at prominent locations. Participating sculptors include: John Van Alstine, David Hess, Rodney Carroll, Chris Gardener, Jon Isherwood, Betsy Damos, Roberley Bell, Foon Sham, Brent Crothers, and Emile Brzezinski.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Circular museum building has more than four acres for sculpture. The greenery-filled plaza and garden feature works by Calder, Lipchitz, Maillol, Moore, Rodin, and D. Smith, as well as newer works by Cragg, Flanagan, Kelly, and Shea.
Independence Ave. at 8th St., SW, Washinton 20560. (202) 357 3091. Contact: Sidney Lawrence, public relations. (202) 357-1618. Open 7:30a.m. to dusk.

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Designed to offer year-round enjoyment to the public in one of the preeminent locations on the National Mall, the National Gallery Sculpture Garden will have flexible spaces to display some 20 works from the Gallery's growing collection of outdoor sculpture, as well as those on loan for special exhibitions.
Click here for a look at a feature article on The National Gallery of art Sculpture Garden in October's Sculpture Magazine.

Maryland

Annmarie Garden
Graciously donated to the people of Calvert County by Francis and Ann Koenig and dedicated in October of 1993, Annmarie Garden lies at the headwaters of St. John Creek and is just a few miles north of Solomons Island in beautiful Southern Maryland. Containing environmental and site-specific works in 30 acres of wooded land.
Mailing address: 175 Main St., Prince Fredrick 20678. Contact: Jennifer Draxton, Executive Director. 410-326-4640. Garden Site & Office Location: Dowell Road, Solomons, Maryland.

Janet and Allen Wurtzburger and Ryda and Robert H. Levi Sculpture Gardens
The two gardens feature work by 20th century artists including Burton, Calder, di Suvero, Dine, Kelly, Marini, Moore, Nevelson, Noguchi, Rodin, Shapiro, and Smith. More than 35 outdoor sculptures are on display.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Dr., Baltimore 21218. (410) 396-7100. Open Mon. through Fri., 10a.m. to 4p.m., Sat. and Sun. 11a.m. to 6p.m.

 

Sculpture at Quiet Waters Park
Year-long exhibitions of contemporary sculpture. Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 600 Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis 21403.
Contact: Michael Murdoch, Superintendant Tel: (410) 222 - 1777. Fax: (410) 222- 1545. E-mail: murdoch@clark.net

Massachussetts
 

Butler Sculpture Park
More than 65 works by sculptor Robert Butler, on a plateau overlooking Sheffield Valley. The sculpture is on seven acres of varied terrain.
481 Shunpike Rd., Sheffield 01257. (413) 229-8924. Open 10a.m. to 5p.m., May through Oct., and in winter by appointment.

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
The DeCordova Museum, the largest museum of contemporary art in New England, is located 30 minutes west of Boston. Its 35 acre Sculpture Park provides a rotating permanent exhibition of contemporary American outdoor sculpture, with over 75 works on display.
Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln 01773. Open daily 8a.m. to 10p.m.
Admission Fee

New Jersey

Burlington County College Sculpture Park
Works of local and national artists on Campus. Juried selection process yearly, work exhibited up to two years.
Burlington County College, County Rte. 530, Pemberton 08068. Contact: Leslie Kaufman. (609) 894-9311, ext. 7212.

Clifton Municipal Sculpture Park
The Municipal grounds consists of 24.6 acres of relatively flat, park-like area which also contains the municipal building as well as several former quarantine buildings, which must be maintained for historical purposes.

 

Grounds For Sculpture
Thirty-five acres of landscaped sculpture sites, courtyards, sculpture walls, and water features. Rotating work features national and international artists including: Abakanowicz, Meadmore and Segal.

18 Fairgrounds Rd. , Hamilton 08619 . Contact: Brooke Barrie. (609) 586- 0616. Fax (609) 586-0968. Open to the public Tuesday - Sunday, 10am- 8pm, April-October; 10am-6pm, November-March. Sunday is Member's Day, admission for non-members is $12.00 per person.

 

Ironstone Sculpture Garden
This 4.5 acre sculpture garden, with its wild grasses, trees and shrubs features works by Daniel Gantenbein, Mitsuo Kikuchi, Casey Schwarz, and David Tothero.
218 Commissioners Pike, Woodstown, NJ 08098. Contact: Daniel Gantenbein. Tel: (856)769-4913, Fax: (856)769-4913. Open by appointment.

 

John B. Putnam, Jr., Memorial Collection
Twenty-one permanent pieces of 20th-century sculpture are part of the open air collection. Major works by Calder, Gabo, Lipchitz, Meadmore, Moore, Nevelson, Picasso, Pomodoro, Segal, and T.Smith.
The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton 08544. (609) 258-3788.

 

Newark Museum Sculpture Garden
Both large and intimate spaces in the 19th-century garden. More than 10 works by Pavia, Pearlman, Rosati, Segal, D. Smith, and T. Smith, Stankiewicz, Strider, and others.
49 Washington St., Newark 07101. Contact: Joseph Jacobs, curator of painting and sculpture. (973) 596-6550. Open Wed. through Sun., noon to 5p.m.

Quietude Garden Gallery
A fourteen year old, privately owned and run contemporary sculpture park and gallery on the property owned by Sheila and Ed Thau. On four acres of wooded property, with over one mile of trails to help you tour the grounds, gardens and sculpture.
24 Fern Rd. East Brunswick 08816. Contact: Sheila and Ed Thau, Owners (732)257-4340

New York
Adirondack - Sacandaga River Sculpture Park
A single artist designed park featuring the work of internationally recognized sculptor John Van Alstine. The 8 acre parcel is nestled along the banks of the historic Sacandaga River, located in south central section of the Adirondack State Park.
New York State Route 30 -South Main Street, (on the grounds of the Old Adirondack Lumber Co.),
Wells, NY 12190. Contact: John Van Alstine, Owner/artist, Tel/Fax: 518-924-9204
Albright-Knox Museum of Art
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery enjoys a worldwide reputation as an outstanding center of modern art. Its collection has been cited as "one of the world's top international surveys of contemporary painting and sculpture" and is especially rich in American and European art of the past fifty years, mostly acquired through the farsighted generosity of its patron, the late Seymour H. Knox.
Battery Park City, Outdoor Sculptures
An enclave of tranquility in downtown Manhattan. One mile in length over the edge of the Hudson River, the outdoor sculptures are carefully folded into this separate reality

Iris & Gerald Cantor Roof Garden
Open air rooftop garden that offers an excellent view of Central Park and New York City skyline. Features a selection of 19th and 20th-century sculpture from the main collection. Admission fee.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Ave, at 82nd St., NewYork 10028. (212) 879-5500, ext. 3441. Open May through Oct., Tues., Thurs., Sun., 9:30a.m. to 5:15p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 9:30a.m. to 8:45p.m..

The Cloisters
The branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to medieval art incorporates sections of European cloisters, gardens, a chapter house, and other architectural elements, both domestic and religious, all dating from the 12th through the 15th century. The Cloisters Collection includes spectacular medieval sculptures, exquisite illuminated manuscripts, splendid goldsmiths’ work, and glorious stained glass.
For information about The Cloisters, call (212) 923-3700.
DIA Foundation
Dia's exhibition program, presented in its four-story renovated warehouse building at 548 West 22nd Street, New York City, and in a recently renovated space at 545 West 22nd Street, is principally dedicated to large-scale, single-artist projects, produced on a substantial scale and with a commitment to site specificity. Exhibitions are long-term, usually with a duration of one year to allow for repeated visits and the opportunity to view the work over an extended period of time. Following please find information on current and upcoming exhibitions, as well as an archive of previous exhibitions.
 

Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at PepsiCo Hdqs.
Corporate collection on 160 acres with more than 40 works on 12 gardens that change with the seasons.A pathway leads a circular route past all the pieces. There are large, some gargatuan, pieces in open spaces, and smaller works in neat little gardens near the building.
700 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, NY 10577. Contact: Jacqueline R. Millar. (914) 253-3153, Fax: (914)253-3553. Open daily, 9 to 5.

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
More than 300 works created and installed by Isamu Noguchi. Includes work spanning 60 years of his career, including public art maquettes, stage designs for the Martha Graham Dance Company, and a stone sculpture garden.
32-37 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City 11106. Contact: Amy Hau - Director (718) 204-7088. Open Wed., Sat., and Sun., 11a.m. to 6p.m., Apr. through Oct.

Kykuit Gardens
The former home of Nelson A. Rockefeller overlooks the eastern banks of the Hudson River and the Palisades. The formal gardens contain more than 70 works by international artists including Arp, Calder, Giacometti, Lachaise, Lipchitz, Maillol, Marini, Moore, and Picasso.
Kykuit Visitor Center at Phillipsburg Manor, North Tarrytown. (914) 631-9491. Open Apr. through Oct. Visitor center is open daily, 10a.m. to 4p.m., except Tues.

LongHouse Reserve
Jack Lenor Larsen built his own version of the Ise shrine house in Japan on 16 acres of woods with great vistas and wonderful sculptures. Chihuly, Noguchi, Ossorio, Neri, and Abakonowicz are among the sculptors represented in the collection.
133 Hands Creek Rd, East Hampton, Long Island, NY (516) 329-3568.
 

MoMA Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden
Enclosed in a 19,000 sq-ft courtyard with reflecting pools are figurative and abstract sculpture by Burton, Caro, Hunt, Lachaise, Malliol, Matisse, Lipchitz, Moore, Nadelman, Oldenburg, Rodin, D. Smith and T. Smith. The works can also be viewed from inside the glass Garden Hall.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd St., New York 10019. (212) 708-9400.

Nassau County Museum of Art
The Nassau County Museum of Art has taken advantage of the rolling hills and lush meadows that surround the building. Over thirty monumental outdoor sculptures have been sensitively sited throughout our 145 acres and can be viewed daily throughout the year.
One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576. Contact: Constance Schwartz - Museum Director 516-484-9338 x202

Neuberger Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden
The Neuberger Museum of Art is Westchester County's premier museum of 20th-century modern and contemporary art. A visit to the Neuberger offers viewers insights into the work of 20th-Century masters, emerging artists, and cutting edge innovators.
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY (914) 251-6100.

The Pierpont Morgan Library
Both a museum and a center for scholarly research, the Morgan Library is an extraordinary complex of buildings in the heart of New York City.
29 East 36th Street, New York, NY 10016 (212) 685-0610
The Plattsburgh Sculpture Park at the State University of New York
An ongoing collection of monumental sculpture installations located on campus. It includes works by William King, Jon Isherwood, Don Osborn, David Stromeyer, Brower Hatcher, Daniel Kanz, Harry Gordon and Roger Mack.
PS-1 Contemporary Art Center/NYMMA
Recently merged with the New York Museum of Modern Art, PS-1 is on the leading edge of contemporary art and sculpture. Long Island City, NY.
Rocky Point Park and Preserve
Run by the Rocky Point Park Revitalization Association, this 29 acre park has a playground, an exercise trail, nature trail and pavilion with lighting and picnic tables. It includes the beautiful bronze sculpture, Peace Totem, donated by artist, Temima Gezari. Additional landscaping and beautification is planned for open space development to bring music to the park for summer evenings. The park is open dawn to dusk seven days.
Contact: Kevin Mc Carrick, Officer, Rocky Point Revitalization association. Tel: (631) 744-2502
Sculpture Park At Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Ave, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn 11215 (718) 636-3471

Socrates Sculpture Park
Semiannual rotating outdoor exhibitions of 10 to 20 pieces on 4.5 acres of city waterfront. Offers outdoor studio facility to assist in the realization of large sculpture projects.
PO Box 6259, Broadway and Vernon Blvd., Long Island City 11106. (718) 956-1819. Open 10a.m. to sunset.

The Solo Sculpture Garden by The C Lyon
The Solo Sculpture Garden by The C Lyon was started in 1984. It consists of three hundred pices of outdoor abstract steel sculpture on the David Smith genre. At the present time it covers thirty acres of manicured trails and another ten acres being developed to make room for one hundred and fifty more pieces.
315 Acker Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Tel: 607-594-2807

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park
A 75 acre park with more than 19 sculptures in the permanent collection or on loan by local, national, and international artists, including Chicheri, Gonzales, Lapka, Lipski, Mack, Riester, and Von Burgen. Site-specific installations by Fraizer, Mojsilov, and Rust. Offers artist in residence program, workshops, lectures, guided tours and special family events.
3883 Stone Quarry Rd., Cazenovia 13035. Contact: Susan Johnson, Executive Director. (315) 655-3196. Open 10a.m. to 5:30 p.m., all year.

Storm King Art Center
Post 1945-era sculpture scattered on the 400-acres of lawn, terraces, fields and woodlands of the Hudson River Valley. More than 120 sculptures from over 100 internationally acclaimed artists, including Abakanowicz, Armajani, Aycock, Bourgeois, Calder, di Suvero, Grosvenor, Hepworth, Liberman, Moore, Nevelson, Noguchi, Serra, Serra, D. Smith and Snelson. Admission fee.
Old Pleasant Hill Road, Mountainville 10953. (914)534-3190. Fax (914) 534-4457. Open Apr. to Nov. 15, 11a.m. to 5:30p.m., with extended summer hours from 11a.m. to 8p.m.
Click here for a look at a feature article on Storm King Art Center in October's Sculpture Magazine.

 

Griffis Sculpture Park
On 425 acres with ten miles of hiking trails and 200 sculptures. Artists include Bolinski, Dwain, L.Griffis, Gurst, Hatchett and Patterson. Suggested donation.
6902 Mill Valley Rd. East Otto 14729. (716)257-9344. Open Daily, 9a.m. to dusk, May through Oct. Tours by appointment.

 

Studio Museum in Harlem Sculpture Garden
First museum sculpture garden dedicated to the study and exhibition of outdoor sculpture by artists of African descent. Yearly changing exhibitions. Admission Fee.
144 West 125th St., New York 10027. (212) 864-4500. Open Wed. through Fri., 10a.m. to 5p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 1p.m. to 6p.m.

 

Top Gallant
On 150 acres of varied landscape with more than 120 sculptures. Includes major works by internationally noted artists along with innovative achievements by younger artists.
Upstate in Duchess County. Direct inquiries to Andre Emmerich Gallery, 41 East 57th St., New York 10022. (212) 752-0124. Fax (212) 371- 7345. By appointment only.

Pennsylvania

Abington Art Center Sculpture Garden
Long and short-term installations by regional, national, and internationally renowned sculptors. Permanently features a Reclamation Garden by Winifred Lutz.
515 Meeting House Rd., Jenkintown 19046. (215) 887-4882.

 

Drexel University
Features approximately 20 works by national artists such as Ezekiel, Laessle, Manger, Mitchell, Rickey, Sisko, Sternal, Story, Ward, Winter, and others.
3141 Chesnut St., Philadelphia 19104. (215) 895-2424.

Fairmount Park / International Sculpture Garden
The largest urban landscaped park in the world, Fairmount Park could also be considered the world’s largest sculpture garden. The Fairmount Park system is actually a city-wide (and city run) park system, with 63 separate parks of all sizes and types covering 8,900 acres. More than 200 sculptures in the park were donated by a range of individuals, organizations, and agencies, and primarily by the non-profit Fairmount Park Art Association.
 

James Wolf Sculpture Trail
Ten polychrome steel works by James Wolf are sited along a two-mile trail that follows the valley on a hillside pathway, overlooking the town. Works include the 35-foot-tall Steel Float.
Johnstown. Contact: Cambria County Tourist Board (814) 536-7993.

Lookout Sculpture Park
Lookout Sculpture Park is 59 acres of forests, fields, pond and stream, with three barns, two houses providing four double residency rooms and four indoor studios. There are thirty permanent, artist owned works sited on the grounds.
RD 1, Box 102, Damascus 18415. Contact: Susanne Wibroe. (717) 224-6300. Open June through Sept.

 

Madeline K. Butcher Sculpture Garden and the Morris Arboretum
Madeline K. Butcher Sculpture Garden features exhibitions of monumental sculpture. Works change every two years. Morris Arboretum links the art of landscape gardening with the art of sculpture. Sited throughout the arboretum, the permanent collection includes work by Cunningham, Engman, Hadany, Layland, Rickey, Schwartz, Sternal, Sugarman, and Vail.
University of Pennsylvania, 34th and Walnut Sts., Philadelphia 19104. Contact: Salley Balwin. (215) 247-5777, ext 121.

 

Phillip and Muriel Berman Sculpture Park
The nations largest display of outdoor art in a healthcare setting with 28 works located on the 118-acre campus. Works by Cassidy, Garofalo, Gordon, Hide, Hock, Isherwood, Kainz, Macklin, Shaw, Sternal, and Zweygardt.
Lehigh Valley Hospital 1243 South Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown 18103-6296. Contact: Susan Hoffman, (610)402-8000 or Sarah Kernerat (800) 800-6438.

 
Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden
Located in the mountains of central Pennsylvania, near State College. Eight artists from a nationwide body of applicants are selected each year to install a work in the arboretum.
Direct inquiries to Joe Mooney, 2601 Naudain St., Philadelphia 19146. (215) 546-2117.
Vermont
 

Marble Street Sculpture Park
The Sculpture Park, created during the Vermont Bicentennial Sculpture Symposium, is situated at the historic quarries of West Rutland and features regional artists such as Amore Aschenbactt, Calter, Cummin, Dorsey, Giblin, Gorgoza, Laxman, Rose, Spath, and others.
Marble St. Extension, The Carving Studio, West Rutland 05777. Contact: Mike Winslow, the studio director. (802) 273-2278. Open Daily.

Spirit of Place
Spirit of Place is a privately run triennial show of outdoor, site-specific, temporary sculpture primarily by American artists. Located on approximately 12 acres near Burlington, VT, the secluded, undeveloped grounds offer superb natural settings in field, pond in woods.
Contact: Knox or Lucy Cummin. Tel: 802-434-3285; Winter: 215-232- 4239

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