- Allan Houser Sculpture Garden
- Albuquerque Museum of Art and History: Sculpture Garden
- El Ancon Sculpture Park
- The Lightning Field (Land Art)
- Lumina Gallery and Sculpture Garden
- Shidoni Gallery, Foundry and Sculpture Garden
Allan Houser Sculpture Garden
Hwy 14 off the Turquoise Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Tel: (+1) 505 471-1528
Born in 1914, Allan C. Haozous, known as Allan Houser, is considered one of the 20th Century's most important US artists. Houser first began to develop his sculpture garden in 1976 when he and his son, Phillip Haozous, acquired 50 acres of open land in southern Santa Fe County. In addition to landscaped areas dedicated to the display of Houser’s marble and bronze works, Phillip and Allan together designed and constructed a foundry, studios and performance spaces on the grounds. The sculpture gardens opened in 1985 following the construction of a Visitor Centre on the estate, and have since evolved into almost 12 acres of trails which display 85 of Houser’s outdoor works.
Guided tours of the Sculpture Gardens, Visitor Centre, foundry and the gallery are scheduled throughout the year from 8am till 5pm, by appointment. Call (+1) 505 471-1528 for reservations. Admission is charged.
Sculptures on display in the newly expanded sculpture garden (2005) include works by Louis Jimenez, John Boomer and Donald Duncan. Tours of the sculpture garden are given.
Open 9am till 5pm, Tuesdays to Sundays. Admission fee applies.
El Ancon Sculpture Park
P.O. Box 248,
Ribera, NM 87560
Tel: (+ 1) 505 421 7057
Founded and curated by Nicasio and Janet Stein Romero, this ten acre sculpture garden offers a programme of annual outdoor sculpture exhibitions in amongst orchards and mesa vistas.
Call ahead or email for directions and to arrange your visit.
400 stainless steel poles with pointed tips each approximately 20' high were installed in 1977 by the artist Walter di Maria, forming a rectangular matrix one mile by one kilometre.
Commissioned and maintained by the DIA Art Foundation.
Overnight stay required, advance reservations required. Limited to six persons only per visit. Available to view from May through to the end of October. A fee applies.
Just off the main street of Taos is this wonderfully well maintained gallery and sculpture garden with work by many well known American artists including: Bruce Beasley, Michael Braden,Frank, Jesus Moroles and Hans de Bovenkamp.
Lumina also has space for hire within the grounds of the sculpture garden.
Open Thursday-Monday 10:30am-5pm.
Shidoni opened in 1971. The 14,000 square foot foundry pours over 10,000 pounds of bronze per month.
Scott Hicks is the director of the galleries which consist of a large high ceiling contemporary building by the entrance along Bishop’s Lodge Road and a bronze gallery located at the entrance to the foundry. The galleries offer changing exhibitions of sculptures, fine art crafts and multi-media artworks. Outdoors, the gallery curates the display and sale of large scale sculptures in the eight acre sculpture garden. Sculptors include Susan Pascal Beran, Esmoreit Koetsier, Troy Pillow and Benbow Bullock. Sculptures on display cover a full range of styles and media; both representational and abstract, metal and stone, fountains and kinetic. It is a fun place to visit and explore.
Open daylight hours, all year-round. Visitors are welcome to watch bronze pours on Saturdays.
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