Grounds for Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture is a 35-acre sculpture park and museum located in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, on the former site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Founded in 1992 by J. Seward Johnson, Jr., Grounds For Sculpture is dedicated to promoting an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture by organizing exhibitions, publishing catalogues, and offering a variety of educational programs and special community events. In July 2000, Grounds For Sculpture became a public not-for-profit organization. The sculpture park counts on the support of visitors, art patrons, donations, and grants to continue its growth as an outstanding center for the arts.

Comprised of over 240 large-scale contemporary sculptures, Grounds For Sculpture includes works by renowned and emerging American and international artists. The park's outdoor collection grows by 15 sculptures annually. Outdoor works are selected to augment indoor exhibitions, to add new artists to the sculpture park, and to work in conjunction with the landscaped environment.

The natural settings of the Grounds

The Grounds for Sculpture takes both terms in "sculpture garden" seriously, carefully integrating and growing the many trees, grasses and flowers to augment the installed works. Even one year can make a dramatic difference in experiencing the living portion of an exhibit.

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