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Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas


Scottsdale Center for the Arts
Situated on a well-landscaped green oasis in the middle of downtown Scottsdale are 12 or more contemporary sculptures on display. Scottsdale, AZ.

Alene Dunlop Smith Garden
Award-winning small urban park in the El Presidio National Register Historic District. Designed by Barbara Grygutis, using locally quarried volcanic rock with handmade tiles and native plants.
312 N. Granada, Tucson. Contact: Alene Dunlop Smith Garden, PO Box 3028, Tucson, AZ 85702

  Tempe Arts Center and Sculpture Park
Works on loan for three months to three years. Approximately 20 rotating works by national artists. Site-specific sculpture by Evan Lewis.
PO Box 549, Tempe 85280-0549. Contact: Patty Haberman, exhibition and education coordinator. (602) 968-0888.
New Mexico
El Ancon Sculpture Park
A small-scale park open to artists, visitors, collectors, local neighbors and passer-by by appointment and chance. Founded by Nicosia Romero and his wife Janet Stein Romero thirteen years ago. It is private, grass roots experience on about ten acres of land including orchards, river bottomland, acequia trails and mesa vistas.
P.O. Box 248, Ribera, NM 87560, Contact: Janet Stein Romero, Nicasio Romero - Artists/Owners, Tel: (505) 421-7057, email:

Shidoni Gallery and Sculpture Garden
Eight acres of outdoor sculptures in a variety of styles and sizes. More than 200 works by approximately 85 artists, including Barington, Bedford, Finke, Hanbury, Morbillo, Neimi, Robb, Taylor-Gebler and Weaver.
PO Box 250, Tesque 87574-0250. Contact: Tommy Hicks. (505) 988-8001. Gallery open 9a.m. to 5p.m.; garden open daily, all year.


Lightning Field
Created in 1977 by Walter De Maria: 400 stainless steel poles averaging 20ft. high with solid pointed tips were installed in a rectangular grid measuring one mile by one kilometer. Room/board/admission.
Dia Center for the Arts, PO Box 2993, Corales 87048. (505) 898-3335. Reservations are made through written correspondence only. Overnight stay required. Open May through Oct.

The Benini Foundation and Sculpture Ranch
The Benini Foundation and Sculpture Ranch located in the Texas Hill Country, one hour west of Austin and one hour north of San Antonio, is developing its hilly Mediterranean-like 140 acres into a sculptural showcase for national and international artists who work on large-scale outdoor sculptures.
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Chinati Foundatioin
Created and founded by Donald Judd. The Chianti Foundation has permanent installations and large sculptures by Chamberlain, Horn, Kabakov, Long, Oldenburg, and Rabinowitch. Supporting programs include artistsí residencies.
PO Box 1135, 1 Calvary Row, Marfa 79843. (915) 729-4362. Fax (915) 729-4597.

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts
One-acre sculpture garden with a reflecting pool, fountains, landscaping, site-specific commisssioned works, and works from the permanent collection. Approximately 20 works by Bill, Burton, Hepworth, Kelly, Malliol, Moore, T. Smith, and others.
1717 North Harwood St., Dallas 75201. (214)922-1200.

Huntington Sculpture Foundation
The Huntington Sculpture Foundation is open 365 days a year, with a sculpture garden featuring more than 50 large-scale sculptures in granite and granite combined with steel or copper or bronze. Smaller sculptures are on view in the studio building. There is no admission but tax deductible donations are greatly appreciated.
P.O. Box 145, Coupland, TX 78615. Tel: 512-856-2334. Contact: Jim Huntington. E-mail:

Lillie & Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden
Designed by Isamu Noguchi, the garden has concrete walls of varying heights, curving islands of grass and trees and walking paths of red carnelian granite. The one-acre site includes a permanent collectionof the 19th and 20th-century sculpture, including works by Bourgeois, Caro, Casagra, Giacometti, Hepworth, Kelly, Marini, Matisse, Stella, and Rodin.
Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston 77005. Contact: Monica Garza. Tel: (713) 639-7357, Fax: (713) 639-7399. Open 9a.m. to 10p.m. Email:

Rothko Chapel & Sculpture Reflection Pool
Outside the main entrance is a large reflection pool with a Cor-ten rusted steel "Broken Obelisk" sculpture by Barnett Newman at the far end. During the course of a day the shadows cast by the obelisk and passing clouds make wonderful reflections on the surface of the water. Houston, TX, Tel. (713) 524-9839.

The Meadows Museum and Sculpture Court
This half-acre site contains eight permanent pieces. Artists include Lipchitz, Maillol, Marini, Moore, Noguchi, and Wortuba.
Southern Methodist University, Dallas75275. (214) 768-2516.


San Antonio Museum of Art Sculpture Garden
Sculptures by Alvarado, Bigger, Deming, Parks, Rosati, Woitena and others are sited along the paths that wander through the 2.5 acres.
200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio 78299-2601. Contact: Dr. Don Bacigallupi, curator. (210) 978-8130.


Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum
Xeriscape garden containing more than 130 sculptures by international figurative artist Charles Umlauf. Admission Fee.
605 Robert E. Lee Rd., Austin 78704. (512) 445-5582 Open Thurs., Sat., Sun., 4:30p.m.; Fri. 10a.m. to 4:30p.m. Group tours by appointment only.

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