- Arte Natura: Arte Sella
- Ca La Ghironda
- Castello di Rivoli
- The Chianti Sculpture Park
- Dutch Institute for Art History: Sculpture Park
- Egidio Marzona Sculpture Park
- Fattoria di Celle
- Giardino dei Tarocchi (Tarot Garden)
- Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri
- La Marrana Arteambientale
- Parco Arte Vivante (PAV)
- Peggy Guggenheim Collection: Nasher Sculpture Garden
- Open Air Park Museum of Stone Sculpture
- Serpara Sculpture Park
- Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art
Since 1986 the forest of the Sella Valley has hosted a bi-annual event of experimental sculptures and interventions created out of natural materials. These works are left to decay in their natural environment, forming a sculpture trail. In 1996 this trail was named Arte Natura. Arte Sella, the sculpture trail’s administrative organisation, also organises other exhibitions and events around the town of Borgo di Levico.
Arte Natura is open all year round, free of charge.
Other events and temporary exhibitions are open from April to October every day and weekends-only during November and December; admission is charged.
A magnificent 10 hectare park surrounds the Museum Ca La Ghironda, displaying over 200 sculptures.
The Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays. Opening hours are seasonal. Admission is charged.
Eleven miles west of Turin, the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Castello di Rivoli has a splendid programme of changing exhibitions with exciting site specific installations. On the entry esplanade see Paolo Calzolari's Columns and Luciano Fabro's Pablo Uccelo 1450-1989 steel framework with kinetic rods.
Tuesday to Thursday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Friday to Sunday 10 a.m.- 9 p.m
Admission is charged.
Located in the heart of the Tuscan hills and Chianti Vineyards, the sculpture park is only 8 miles northeast of downtown Siena. The sculpture park opened in 2004, showing the work of over 25 international sculptors in the permanent collection, including Benbow Bullock's 32 foot high burnished stainless steel endless column "Homage to Brancusi". The sculptures are surrounded by a wood of ilex and oak trees. Much of the work is site specific, selected by Director, Piero Giadrossi.
Open every day from 10:00 a.m. – sunset.
Concerts and other cultural events take place from May to September in the Amphitheatre within the park.
Founded in 1958 the Dutch University is part of Utrecht University and is managed by a group of six universities.
The campus has a sculpture park which currently displays work by 15 sculptors including Karel Appel, Yvonne Kracht, Arthur Spronken, and Shinkichi Tajiri. The garden and olive grove are ideally suited for the display of contemporary sculpture.
Works from the collection of Egidio Marzona by Bruce Nauman, Mario Merz, Richard Serra, Richard Long and Dan Graham are on display.
Fattoria di Celle
51030 Santomato di Pistoia, (Near Florence)
Tel: + 39 057347-99-07
30 Site-specific sculptures on the beautiful grounds of the Villa Celle which cover over 50 acres. Work by artists include: Ian Hamilton Finlay, Robert Morris, Richard Long, and Richard Serra. Also inside the Villa are contemporary wall hangings and sculptures.
By appointment only.
22 Characters from Tarot cards made by Niki St Phalle are in a garden shaped like a crescent moon. Fabricated in concrete and ceramics, some are over 3 stories high.
Open April till October only, from 2.30 till 7.30pm. Admission is charged.
Swiss artist Daniel Spoerri's sculpture garden opened in 1997. The 30 acre park hosts over 87 sculptures by 42 artists, including Jean Tinguely, Arman, Karl Gerstner, Meret Oppenheim, Jesus Rafael Soto, Dieter Roth, Esther Beidel in addition to Spoerri's own bronzes.
Open from Easter to October, days and times vary – visit the website for detailed information. By appointment at all other times.
The park opened in 1997 founded by Grazia and Gianni Bolongaro, who wanted to contribute to the practice of environmental contemporary art by creating a sculpture park and project space in their home and on their expansive grounds. Permanent and temporary works are installed by artists including Hamish Fulton, Jan Fabre and Joseph Kosuth. The Bolongaro’s mission is the creation of works conceived specifically for the individual sites chosen by the artists.
Open every weekend in July from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. From April to June and September to October on appointment for schools and groups of at least 10 persons. Admission is charged.
The Parco Arte Vivante (PAV) is located in the former industrial area of Turin that produced metal and mechanical parts for automobiles up until the 1990s. Today the area has been transformed into an innovative park and art centre promoting environmental art practices.
A regular programme of permanent and temporary projects are realised by international contemporary artists including Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Andrea Caretto & Raffaella Spagna, Michel Blazy and Emmanuel Louisgrand. The park continues to evolve as artists work within the site, often incorporating living organic matter and planting schemes into their work. The evolution of the park takes into account the requests and relationships with the artists, their relationships with the environment, with its constraints and potentialities, and with the public and its social commitments.
PAV’s impressive art centre is divided into seven modules integrated into a unique landart installation in the park by Arte Povera artist Piero Gilardi.
PAV was created in 2007 and is managed by the Turin Museums Foundation.
Open Wednesdays to Fridays, 3 - 6 pm and weekends, 12 am - 7 pm. Admission is charged.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection: Nasher Sculpture Garden
Palazzo Venier dei leoni,
Grand Canal, Dorsoduro,
Tel: +39 041 2405 411
Changing sculptures and works on long term loan are displayed in the Nasher Sculpture Garden from the Nasher Collection in Dallas, Texas USA. In addition works from the Guggenheim Collection are installaed in the outside spaces around the museum. Sculpture includes works by Dan Graham, Alexander Calder, Anish Kapoor and David Smith.
Open from 10 am - 6 pm daily except Tuesdays.
The community of Fannano sponsors a biannual International Symposium of Stone Sculpture. The permanent collection now consists of over 213 sculptures made in Fannano and nearby villages from 1983 to 1998 by artists worldwide.
Serpara Sculpture Park, in the valley of La Serpara, was founded in 1997 by iron sculptor Paul Wiedmer, an established Swiss artist who began as an assistant to Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle. The sculpture park hosts a growing display of Wiedmer’s works in addition to works on loan by other artists such as Daniel Spoerri and Thomas Baumgärtel.
The sculpture park is open to the public by appointment, telephone or email in advance.
Sixty miles north of Venice is an art centre in landscaped parklands with site specific sculptures by regional and international sculptors.
Museum is open from Tuesdays to Sunday. Opening hours are seasonal, check information on the website.
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