Copper in the Arts

December 2020

Grounds for Sculpture Remains Open for Winter Viewers

grounds900x600.jpgGrounds for Sculpture recently announced they were open through March 21 for
winter viewing. 
Photograph courtesy of Grounds for Sculpture. 

Grounds For Sculpture, a sculpture garden, arboretum, and museum in New Jersey showcasing the work of several world-renown copper and bronze artists, has announced that its 42-acre landscaped park will remain open to the public through March 31, 2021. The exhibition’s goal is to offer a safe, outdoor art experience that fosters community engagement, stimulates imagination, and promotes wellness in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

During the winter months, visitors are invited to experience the seasonal transformation of the grounds and engage with new sculptures sited throughout the landscape. To deepen visitors’ encounters with both art and nature, Grounds for Sculpture will also offer a range of hybrid, in-person, and virtual programs. While in previous years the grounds have closed for the winter season, Grounds for Sculpture will remain open this year providing a vital outdoor resource for the community.

"People are seeking dynamic outdoor experiences that they can safely enjoy, and in the coming months we have a great opportunity to connect guests with outstanding art and sublime nature,” says Gary Garrido Schneider, Executive Director. “Grounds for Sculpture is a vital hub for our community, bringing together families across generations and friends of all ages to nurture a deep appreciation for nature and art. We are thrilled to continue to welcome visitors to experience our landscape and art as winter envelops the campus.”

Grounds For Sculpture undergoes a stunning transformation as the seasons change from fall to winter, and winter to spring. Nature creates an ever-changing backdrop for the nearly 300 sculptures on view throughout the park, creating new moments of discovery with each visit. In late fall, visitors can delight in the fragrant bloom of False Holly (osmanthus); in January, the trailing, viny shrub of the Winter Jasmine (jasminum nudiflorum) springs to life with bright yellow flowers; and in late February, the Flowering Plum Tree (prunus mume) reveals white and light pink spring blossoms signaling the advent of spring.

Each outdoor work, from Horace Farlowe’s Portal Rest (1989) and Robert Ressler’s Baruch Ashem (1989) to Seward Johnson’s On Poppied Hill (2016), also takes on a distinctly new appearance with a layer of snow. There are also new installations to see such as the debut of Seward Johnson’s latest work Viral Art, a multi-figured bronze sculpture scene which was developed by the late artist from 2013 to 2019.


Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

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