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The Art Institute, which comprises both a museum and a school, found its
permanent home on Michigan Avenue in 1893. The original, core beaux-arts
building, designed by Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge, was built for the World's
The museum is located at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Adams Street
(111 S. Michigan Avenue), on the eastern edge of Chicago's famous downtown
Museum of Contemporary Art Sculpture Garden
One of the nation's largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking
art created since 1945.
The Farnsworth House is the first and most celebrated domestic structure
designed by world renown visionary architect, Mies van der Rohe, after his
arrival in the United States in 1938. The immediate surroundings of the
house were landscaped by the celebrated American landscape architect Lanning
Roper. The extended grounds contain a sculpture park that leads from the
Visitor Center to the house. The sculpture park contains works by such notable
artists as Andy Goldsworthy, Wendy Taylor, Ellsworth Kelly, Harry Bertoia,
Anthony Caro, George Rickey, and Michael Warren, among others.
Northshore Sculpture Park
Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park is located on the east side of McCormick
Boulevard, between Dempster Street and Touhy Avenue in the Village of
Skokie, Illinois, adjacent to the northshore channel of the Chicago River.
Over 70 large- scale contemporary sculptures created by noted regional,
national, and international artists.
PO Box 692, Skokie, Illinois 60076-0692. Contact: Sheila Oettinger, Vice
President of the Board of Directors
Tel: (847) 679-4265 Fax: (847) 677-2478. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More than 45 large-scale, contemporary sculptures on 85 wooded acres,
by national and regional artists. Collection includes Benton, Enzmann,
Haring, and Lieberman.
Richview Road, PO Box 923, Mt. Vernon 62864-0923. (618) 242-1236. Open
Tues. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 5p.m.; Sun., 1p.m. to 5p.m.
The Wandell Sculpture Garden is part of Meadowbrook park, a 130-acre community
park containing a super-size play structure, community organic gardens,
a farmstead, an herb garden and 60 acres of recreated native Illinois prarie.
The sculpture garden is situated amid 30 acres prairie and contains large
scale pieces created by sculptors with an established body of work.
Of Science and Industry Front Lawn, Chicago
The Front Lawn is an ideal site for large scale public art exhibits, providing
12 acres of sod-covered park land. Generally, temporary Front Lawn art exhibits
will run for 5 or 6 months, during the spring, summer and fall of the year.
Plans are now being made to present and exhibit of kinetic sculpture by
various artists in the year 2000.
57 St. & Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60637-2093. Contact: Anne Rashford-
Director, Events and Special Programs. Tel. (773) 684-9844 Ex. 2045
The Oakton art collection focused on Modern and Contemporary art, is on
display throughout the Des Plaines and the Skokie campuses of the Oakton
Community College. The highlights of the collection are commissioned and
donated sculptures, created mostly by regional artists.
Des Plaines, Illinois
Street Gallery and Sculpture Garden
The purpose behind the creation of this urban sculpture garden is to help
people visualize how a contemporary sculpture could look in their own
gardens. So often people cannot see how a sculpture will look at their
home, or how they can site it in a tight space.
The hours are Tuesday - Friday 11-5:30, and Saturday 10-5, or by appointment.
There is street parking available. Tours are welcome. The gallery puts
on 7 shows a year. Contact: Mary K. O'Shaughnessy, Director. 1239 North
Wood Street, Chicago, Illinois 60622. Tel: (773) 227-3306. Fax: (773)
227-3859. E-mail: email@example.com
Open Tues. - Fri., 11a.m.- 5:30p.m. Sat. 10a.m.-5p.m.
Manilow Sculpture Park
Located outdoors on the 750 acre campus of Governors State University
some 30 miles south of Chicago, is run by the university's nonprofit Foundation.
The majority of the collection can be viewed in front of GSU's main campus
building and by following a grassy path at the rear. Each piece occupies
its own space, without the distraction of other works nearby.
Governors State University, University Park 60466. Contact: Beverly Goldberg.
(708) 534-6360. Open all year.
Moines Art Center
At the entrance of beautiful 6.5 acre Greenwood Park. Works by Bruce
Nauman, Richard Serra and Henry Moore surrond the Art Center as well as
an outdoor prokect by Mary Miss, The Greenwood Pond: Double Site Project.
The space gradually unfolds as visitors walk and explore around the water's
edge or go below the surface of the water to sit eye level or climb above
for a bird's eye view.
4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312-2099. Contact: Susan Lubowsky
Talbot - Director. (515) 277-4405. Fax: (515)271-0357.
H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection
The Martin H. Bush Sculpture Collection, named for the founding director
of the museum, is installed outdoor across the 330-acre campus of Wichita
State University. Artist such as Auguste Robin, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson,
George Ricky, and Luis Jimenez are represent on the WSU campus.
Contact: Ulrich Museum of Art, Tel: 316-978-3664 , Fax: 316-978-3898.
129 McKnight Art Center East, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0046
College Sculpture Collection
Growing collection of works by Borofsky, Cooper, Eldred, Flanagan, Hollander,
Kenner, Kohler, Meadmore, Shea, and Shipman on the gently rolling hills
of the 234-acre campus. New sculptures added annually.
Gallery of Art, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park 66210-1299. Contact:
Bruce Hartman, director. (913) 469-8500, ext. 3972.
The Krasl Art Center is a non-profit fine arts facility located in Southwest
Michigan. The Krasl offers a wide range of educational programs for both
children and adults. Designed to enhance knowledge and undersatnding of
art in its many forms. Devoted exclusively to sculpture, the Krasl permanent
collection focuses on outdoor works by prominent sculptors.
The 315-acre campus, located 20 miles north of Detroit, is noted
for its landscaped grounds, outdoor sculpture and architecture by Kahn,
and Saarinen. Cranbrook has the world’s second largest collection of sculpture
by Carl Milles. Early 20th works by Evans, Korbel, and Moroti.
Contemporary works by Nonas, Rosenthal and Voulkos.
1221 N. Woodward Ave., Box 801, Bloomfield Hills 48303-0801. Contact:
Cranbrook Art Museum. (810) 645-3312.
Michigan University Sculpture Tour Program
The Western Michigan University Sculpture Tour program is an invitational
large-scale exterior sculpture exhibition installed on campus by recognized
Contact: Phil Vander Weg, (616) 387-2462, fax: (616) 387-2477, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Founded with the mission of exploring the duality between art and nature, Meijer Gardens features major works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Louise Bourgeois, Jonathan Borofsky, Antony Gormley, Dietrich Klinge, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson and Auguste Rodin among more than 170 sculptures dramatically situated across a 125-acre natural park. Other works are on display throughout interior spaces and theme gardens. The permanent collection, in combination with the exhibition galleries and a sculpture education center, provides one of the most comprehensive sculpture experiences in the Midwest.
Contact: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 E. Beltline, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. Tel: (888) 957-1580.
Legacy Art Park
A serene, densely wooded thirty-acre site, where impressive works of art
and an outdoor amphitheater celebrate the majest of the enviorment.Visitors
will have a playful and profound experience in the park as they enjoy
art, literature, dance storytelling and performance.
Contact: Patty Pelizzari, 415 6th, Traverse City, MI, 49684, Tel: (231)
947-1916. E-mail: email@example.com
Sculpture Garden at Walker Art Center
Eleven-acre public garden with informal green areas, a rectilinear sculpture
plaza, a series of walkways and a 300-foot-long, vine covered arbor. Includes
contemporary sculpture by national and international artists, including
Baizerman, Butterfield, di Suvero, Flannagan, Hatcher, Holzer, Lipchitz,
and Oldenburg and Van Bruggen.
Hennepin and Lyndale Aves. Contact: Walker Art Center, Vineland Place,
Minneapolis 55403. (612) 375-7600.
High Bridge Sculpture Garden & Park
A community development project of the Uppertown Neighborhood, St. Paul,
Minnesota, USA. The Sculpture Garden and Park have evolved into a multi-cultural
project reflecting the history and diversity of its city and dedicated to
Franconia Sculpture Park (FSP) is a rural 16-acre site located between Shafer
and Taylors Falls, Minnesota. FSP defines its mission as a world class sculpture
park that supports emerging and mature artists and their careers, conducts
operating workshops and offers residency programs.
Contact: John Hock (Director of Art and Program), 29815 Unity Avenue, Shafer,
MN 55074, Tel: (651) 465-3701
Art Collection Sculpture Program
An 85-acre corporate campus with over 16 commissioned works by local,
national and international artists, including Armajani, Borofsky, Burton,
Consagra, Ferrara, Highstein, Larson, Nash, J.Newman, Serra and E.Zimmerman.
1 General Mills Blvd., Minneapolis 55426. (612) 540-7269.
More than 65 works by national and international artists on 96 acres,
including the largest collection of work by Ernest Trova in the world.
Works by Aycock, di Suvero, Ginnever, Heizer, Judd, Liberman, Oppenheim,
Rickey, and others. Site-specific works by Acconci, Ferrara, Fleischner,
Graham, Miss, Pepper, Stackhouse, and von Rydingsvard.
12580 Rott Rd., St. Louis 63127. (314) 821- 1209. Open 8a.m. until dark,
Kansas City Sculpture Park at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Kansas City Sculpture Park is a 17 acre park and the home of
the largest collection of monumental bronze sculptures by Henry Moore
outside of England, as well as works by Calder, Oldenburg and van Bruggen,
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City 64111. Contact:
Margaret Keough. (816) 751-1227.
Sculpture terrace is open May through Oct. Sculptures by Calder, Caro,
Maillol, Moore, and Renoir are permanently exhibited.
St. Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Dr., Forest Park, St. Louis 63110. (314)
721-0072. Open Tues., 1p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Wed. through Sun., 10a.m.
Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden at UNL
More than 35 works by national and international artists on 15 acres of
the campus, with most of the work concentrated near the Sheldon Art Gallery.
Artists include di Suvero, Heizer, Hunt, Lachaise, Neri, Oldenburg and
Van Bruggen, Serra, Shea, Smith, and Zorach.
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska,
451 North 12th St., Lincoln 68588-0300. Contact: Karen Janovy,
Curator of Education. (402) 472-2461. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open all year.
The park is 27.5 acres and features an 80-by-10-foot fired clay mural
created by 34 international artists, and an installation of 30,000 clay
replicas of neclear warheads by Donachy and more than 15 other outdoor
works with the theme of world peace.
PO Box 95062, Lincoln 68509. Pleasant Dale/Crete (exit 388) seven miles
west of Lincoln. (402) 477-4733 or 795-2144. Open May 1 to Sept. 30, 9a.m.
This guide organizes 34 works -- nearly all sculptures -- into three tours.
Two are pleasant walks, either the 1.5 mile Downtown Tour or the .3 mile
Toledo Botanical Garden Tour. The Neighborhood Tour is appropriate for a
leisurely drive, spanning about 25 miles.
Hill Sculpture Park
Pyramid Hill is an outdoor museum focusing on monumental pieces of sculpture
in an environment of meadows, forests, and various gardens, including the
eventual establishment of a collection That will demonstrate the complete
history of sculpture. Office: 222 High St. Suite 201, Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Sculpture in the University of Cincinnati Fine Arts Collection
The outdoor sculpture program of the University of Cincinnati Fine Arts
Collection includes contemporary works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Terry Allen,
James Carpenter, George Rickey, and Joel Shapiro, among others. A temporary
installation by Patrick Dougherty is scheduled for 2002.
DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 210016. Cincinnati, OH
45221-0016. Contact: Anne Timpano, Director, DAAP Galleries, Tel: 513-556-2839
of Art Sculpture Park
Spanning an entire city block, the sculpture park, designed by landscape
architect Russell Page, includes a reflecting pool as well as enclosed
and outdoor courtyards. More than 20 works are on display by Calder Hepworth,
Moore, Maillol, Manzu, Marcks, Meadmore, Rickey, and others.
480 East Broad St., Columbus 43215. (614) 221-6801.
Woodson Fischer Sculpture Gallery
at The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s Margaret Woodson Fischer Sculpture
Gallery is an elegantly landscaped 1.5 acre garden. The outdoor sculpture
gallery offers meandering red brick pathways creating organic shaped islands
for the presentation of sculpture.
700 N 12th Street , Wausau, Wisconsin 54403-5007, Contact: Andrew
McGiven- Curator of Exhibitions, Tel: (715) 845 7010
Foundation Sculpture Park
Sixty-one pieces by more than 40 artists including Archipenko, Bill, Etrog,
Hepworth, Milkowski, Moore, Noguchi, Pan, Pepper, and Sugarman. Tour Fee.
2145 West Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee 553217. Contact: (414)
276-6840. Tours Mon. Through Sat. are available by appointment and must
be made a week in advance.
Gallery consists of 3.5 acres near Lake Michigan. Up to 60 Pieces
exhibited at one time by national and international artists, including
Anderson, Buck, Caro, Chadwick, Fischer, Hunt, Jimenez, McCullough, Moroles,
Patel and Stackhouse.
5215 Evergreen Dr., Sheboygan 53081. Contact: Janet and Christopher Graf.
(414) 458-4798. By appointment only.
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