The Top 15 Sculpture Gardens in the US

By: DEVORAH LEV-TOV | Pulished on 2023-12-27

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While some indoor museums and galleries have slowly begun to reopen at reduced capacity, outdoor sculpture gardens are a great way to experience art minus the walls, often in a beautiful setting. Thankfully, there are art-filled sculpture gardens and art parks across the country, some attached to larger indoor museums, and some entirely focused on the outdoor experience. Some are in cities, while many are in more rural environments, affording acres of wide open spaces amid nature. Here are the top 15 outdoor sculpture gardens in the U.S. worth a visit.

Storm King Art Center

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1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553, USA
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Just an hour’s drive north from New York City lies 500 acres of outdoor space dedicated to large-scale, modern sculptural art. Storm King features rolling hills, leafy forests, grassy meadows, glassy ponds, and bubbling streams, with modern sculptures dotted across the landscape. Sculptures by artists like Henry Moore, Andy Goldsworthy, Sol LeWitt, Alexander Calder, Louise Bourgeois, and Tomio Miki are spread throughout, and some works are built directly into the landscape, like Maya Lin’s undulating "Wavefield." There is a large permanent collection (more than 100 pieces) as well as rotating sculptures in some areas. Because the site is so large, be prepared for a lot of walking.

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