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The Sculpture Barn

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Alfred Kielnhofer

Steve Cote

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Bruce Beasley

Savage Studios

Zoran Mojsilov

Juan Munoz

Ernest Trova

Texas Sculpture Garden

Stretch Sculpture KC

Albert Paley

Dan Ladd

Long House Long Island NY

Walker Art Center

Zhao Suikang

Harry Gordon

Walker Art Center

Sculptors Society of Canada

Grounds for Sculpture NJ

The Sculpture Foundation

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Art Review

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Flash Art

Peter Shelton

LA Louver

Mark di Suvero

Willie Verginer

Marc Anthony Polizzi

Joshua Kirsch

Detrich Wegner






Arts Asia Pacific

The Williamsburg Gallery Association

The L Magazine

Block Magazine

The Brooklyn Museum

The Sculpture Center

P.S. 1

Socrates Sculpture Park

The Brooklyn Academy of Music

The Drawing Center

Museum of Modern Art

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The New Museum

The Museum of Art and Design

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Urban Institute of Contemporary Art

The Art of Leadership

Christina Ray

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Ethan Cohen Fine Arts

Kips Gallery

The Asia Society

Collectors Contemporary

The Honeycomb


Asian Contemporary Arts Week

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Art Parks UK

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Krasl Art Center

Nathan Manilow Park

Pierre Matter

Sculpture Parks & Gardens make terrific venues for displaying & viewing works of sculpture. Outdoor sculpture can have a strong presence which has the ability to enhance an outdoor environment & expand it's public & social relationships. A peaceful walk through a Sculpture Park or Garden can be an uplifting & refreshing way of experiencing sculpture & nature together in a very open & creative atmosphere. I highly recommend this special experience to everyone.

Here is a listing of some sculpture parks to visit & enjoy. More will follow.

Odette Sculpture Park

The Odette Sculpture Park is a museum without walls, a unique park showcasing more than 31 large-scale, internationally recognized works of contemporary sculpture by world-renowned artists. It is a place of convergence and divergence, difference and similarity.

The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

The Isamu Noguchi Museum, designed by the artist before his death, has been renovated and reopened. The museum features a comprehensive collection of Noguchi's works and also features exhibitions on other artist and designers. The museum is located in Long Island City, Queens.

Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center is a museum that celebrates the relationship between sculpture and nature. Five hundred acres of landscaped lawns, fields and woodlands provide the site for postwar sculptures by internationally renowned artists. At Storm King, the exhibition space is defined by sky and land. Unencumbered by walls, the subtly created flow of space is punctuated by modern sculpture. The grounds are surrounded by the undulating profiles of the Hudson Highlands, a dramatic panorama integral to the viewing experience. The sculptures are affected by changes in light and weather, so no two visits are the same.

Franklin Murphy Sculpture Garden

UCLA Public Art at the University of California, Los Angeles. Located at the Franklin Murphy Sculpture Garden and at the Roy and Carole Doumani courtyard near Rolfe Hall. An extensive collection of 20th Century sculpture including Archipenko, Arp, Calder, Caro, Hepworth, Lipchitz, Noguchi, David Smith, and Robert Graham.

The Toronto Sculpture Garden

The Toronto Sculpture Garden has been the site of innovative contemporary sculpture installations since 1981. This small, urban park in the downtown core serves as a testing ground for artists to experiment with public space and to address issues of architectural scale, materials and context. It has given some artists their first opportunity to work out-of-doors, to experiment with the challenges of siting work within an urban environment and it has provided them with critical experience for future public art projects. Many, including Susan Schelle, Stacey Spiegel, Brian Scott, Mark Gomes, John McKinnon, Carlo Cesta, Judith Schwarz, Stephen Cruise, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Yvonne Singer, Brian Groombridge, Lisa Neighbour and Warren Quigley, undertook their first public commissions after exhibiting in the Toronto Sculpture Garden.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Formally established in 1927, the Walker Art Center began as the first public art gallery in the Upper Midwest. The museum's focus on modern art began in the 1940s, when a gift from Mrs. Gilbert Walker made possible the acquisition of works by important artists of the day, including sculptures by Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Alberto Giacometti, and others. During the 1960s, the Walker organized increasingly ambitious exhibitions that circulated to museums in the United States and abroad.

The Goodwood Sculpture Estate

The grounds of the Cass Sculpture Foundation (a registered charity), set in ancient woodland on the Sussex Downs, a stunning haven of peace and tranquillity. A perfect setting for those wishing to experience the best outdoor sculpture from today's leading British artists.

Enjoy over 70 large-scale works set in 24 acres of truly unspoilt land. It is an unique and unrivalled experience guaranteed to take your breath away. The regularly changing displays set sensitively in magical surroundings ensure a truly unforgettable visit.

All sculptures are for sale to provide funding for new commissions.

Arts Commision of Greater Toledo

Toledo, Ohio has an impressive collection of public art; large-scale sculptures, murals and functional structures by noted artists from across the country.

Sheldon Museum of Art

The Sheldon Museum of Art houses both the Sheldon Art Association collection founded in 1888, and the University of Nebraska collection, initiated in 1929. Together they comprise more than 12,000 works of art in all media. This comprehensive collection of American art includes prominent holdings of 19th-century landscape and still life, American Impressionism, early Modernism, geometric abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, pop, minimalism and contemporary art.

Baltimore Museum of Art - Sculpture Garden

Masterworks of modern and contemporary sculpture dramatically emerge in the BMA’s Sculpture Gardens, a verdant landscape of art and horticulture that welcomes visitors throughout the year. Nestled on nearly three acres in the heart of the city, the two terraced gardens are home to 34 sculptures ranging from Auguste Rodin’s striding Balzac (1892) to Alexander Calder’s soaring red 100 Yard Dash (1969), and provide a 100-year survey of sculpture from the figural to the abstract.