- Arts on the Point Sculpture Park
- Butler Sculpture Park
- Chesterwood Estate and Museum: Contemporary sculpture at Chesterwood
- deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
- Forest Hills Trust: Contemporary Sculpture Path
- Mass MOCA
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Public art collection
Arts on the Point Sculpture Park
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Tel: (+ 1) 617 287 5347
In September 2000 the first sculpture was installed on this 200 acre sculpture park overlooking Dorcester Bay; "Huru" is a 55' high, 18 ton I-beam sculpture by Mark di Suvero. Other works by sculptors who have either donated or loaned their sculpture for this project include Sol Le Witt, Dennis Oppenheim, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Magdelena Abakanowicz, Tony Smith, Maya Lin and Luis Jimenez. All funding for Arts on the Point has come from individuals and foundations. The site was a landfill and former dump owned by the state and used by the University of Massachusetts Boston. Community projects and events are programmed at the park.
Butler Sculpture Park
481 Shunpike Road,
Sheffield, MA 01257-9003
Tel: (+ 1) 413 229 8924
This privately owned sculpture park displays over 65 sculptures by the artist Ron Butler located on 40 acres of rolling Berkshire hills. Opened 1991.
Open 10am to 5pm during the months of May to October, and in winter by appointment only.
Chesterwood Estate and Museum: Contemporary sculpture at Chesterwood
4 Williamsville Road
PO Box 827
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Tel: (+ 1) 413 298 3579
An annual group exhibition of sculpture, selected each year by guest curators, is hosted on the landscaped grounds of Chesterwood, the former estate of American sculptor Daniel Chester French. The estate also houses one of the largest collection of French's works.
An admission fee applies.
This 35 acre park, located on the edge of Flint Pond, displays around 75 sculptures by American artists along wooded paths and amongst picnic tables. Works are from the permanent collection, site-specific commissions and long term loans and the curatorial programme (established 1985) ensures a varied line-up of changing exhibitions. Mark di Suvero’s Sunflowers for Vincent stands out, along with Paul Matisse’s (grandson of Henri Matisse) Musical fence, both of which are on loan. The Matisse can be heard all day long as visitors interact with the sculptural chimes.
Garden open year round during daylight hours. Museum opening times: 10am-5pm Tuesdays – Sundays. Admission fee applies during museum hours (outside of these times access is free of charge). Tours available at weekends during the months of May to October.
Since 1848 sculpture has been displayed for public to view on Forest Hills, and today since 2001 a new contemporary collection of artworks has joined these figurative bronze and marble sculptures on this site, which is also an active cemetery. Two hundred acres of land are covered with beautiful landscaped gardens, well maintained grave stones and tidy green grass lawns. The Contemporary Sculpture Path will continue to develop as years go by, currently displaying the work by artists from New England.
The Forest Hills grounds are open to the public every day, from 8:30am till dusk. A guide book is available at the cemetery office.
The thirteen acre campus located in the old Sprague Electric capacitor factory is a unique site with unrestricted indoor spaces and courtyards to display site specific sculptures. An example is "Tree Logic" by Natalie Jeremijenko (1999), an Australian artist who created an unusual upside down environment for growing six trees. Also, "Clocktower Project" by German artist Christina Kubisch, consists of solar cells, computer, sound systems and speakers assembled in the old 4-faced clock tower which has not tolled its two massive bells since 1986.
Opening hours are 11am-5pm every day except Tuesdays, although summer opening times are earlier. Admission fee applies.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Public art collection
List Visual Art Center
20 Ames Street Building E15, Atrium Level,
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Tel: (+ 1) 617 253 4680
The first outdoor sculpture commission for the MIT campus was in 1961 by Mr and Mrs Samuel A. Marx; Dimitri Hadzi’s bronze 'Elmo'. Since then, the tradition of installing sculpture around the campus has continued, and the collection now includes wonderful examples of the work of Alexander Calder, Jennifer Bartlett, Michael Heizer, Louise Nevelson, and Henry Moore. Guided tours are available.
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