Outdoor Sculpture Movement

While public art is, almost by definition, art by committee, it is a highly successful concept. Interested parties need look no further than New Jersey’s own Grounds For Sculpture, a 42-acre public sculpture park located in Hamilton, NJ.

It was founded in 1992 on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds by J. Seward Johnson to promote an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture for all people. Visitors to the park can enjoy the outdoor permanent collection, indoor seasonal exhibitions, and learn about contemporary sculpture through a variety of educational programs including workshops for adults and children, artist residencies and lectures, tours for adults, schoolchildren, toddlers, as well as touch tours for the blind. More than 100,000 people visit the Grounds For Sculpture annually.