- Abington Art Center: Sculpture Park
- Drexel University: Outdoor Sculpture Collection
- Fairmount Park: International Sculpture Garden
- James A. Michener Art Museum: Patricia Pfundt Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Sculpture Programme
- James Wolfe Sculpture Trail
- Kentuck Knob: Sculpture Garden
- Lookout Sculpture Park
- Morris Arboretum: Madeline K. Butcher Sculpture Garden and Sculpture Programme
- Pittston Susquehanna River Sculpture Park
- Philadelphia Museum of Art: Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden
- Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden
- Ursinus College: Outdoor Sculpture Collection
The Abington Art Center Sculpture Park is a 27 acre woodland landscape for temporary and semi permanent sculpture. New installations take place in June each year. Past outdoor exhibitions have included work by Jack Larimore, Steven Siegel, Vassilis Vassili, Jean Jaffee and Steve Donegan.
More information about the sculpture on display can be found on the following link: http://abingtonartcenter.org/on-view/sculpture-park/
The Sculpture Park has been recognised nationally and has been supported by the NEA, Pew Charitable Trust, Andy Warhol Foundation and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, among others.
The sculpture park is open daily, from dawn till dusk. The indoor galleries and shop are open 10am till 5pm from Wednesday to Friday (till 7pm on Thursdays), 10am till 3pm on weekends. Admission is free, donations accepted.
Drexel University: Outdoor Sculpture Collection
3141 Chesnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: (+ 1) 215 895 2424
The University collection includes abstract and modern works by George Rickey, Thomas Sternal, Hargreaves Associates, Sherl Joseph Winter, Paul Sisko and others. More figurative works in the collection include artists Moses Jacob Ezekiel and Eric Berg.
The Philadelphia Public Art website lists more information about the works on Drexel University campus: http://www.philart.net/landmark.php?id=14.
Fairmount Park: International Sculpture Garden
Penns Landing, Delaware River
(Between Chestnut and Spruce Streets)
Tel (+ 1) 215 546 7550 (Fairmount Park Art Association)
The International Sculpture Garden is managed by the USA's oldest private non-profit public art agency, the Fairmount Park Art Association (1872), which commissions, interprets, and preserves public art in Philadelphia. The two-acre sculpture garden displays classic and historical sculptures.
Currently undergoing re-design.
James A. Michener Art Museum: Patricia Pfundt Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Sculpture Programme
138 S. Pine St.
Doylestown, PA 18901 (Bucks County)
Tel: (+ 1) 215 340 9800
The Museum’s walled Sculpture Garden showcases both regional and national artists’ work, paying homage to the Bucks County landscape. In addition, the Museum operates an Outdoor Sculpture Programme; a series of temporary exhibitions located between the museum building and the Bucks County Library Center.
The Museum’s opening hours are 10am to 4:30pm from Tuesday through to Friday, 10am to 5pm on Saturday, 12pm to 5pm on Sunday.
The Sculpture Garden closes half an hour before the galleries.
Admission is charged.
James Wolfe Sculpture Trail
Located at the foot of the Johnstown Inclined Plane
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15905
Tel: (+ 1) 814 539 1889 (Johnstown Area Heritage Association)
The Johnstown Flood Museum commissioned a series of ten sculptures by nationally renowned artist James Wolf in 1989 to commemorate the centennial of the city’s flood. The colourful steel sculptures are installed along a 2.4 mile trail. Images of Wolfe’s sculptures can be found on his website: http://www.jameswolfeart.com/portfolio_gallery_layout2.asp?
Situated on 700 acres atop a hill in the remote Kentuck District of Stewart Township, Fayette County, in western Pennsylvania, is Kentuck Knob, one of the last homes built by acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The house was commissioned by the Hagan Family (of Hagan Ice Cream) in 1953 and later sold to English art collectors Lord and Lady Palumbo in 1986. Since 1996 the Palumbo’s home and grounds with part of their vast sculpture collection has been open to the public.
The collection includes work by Harry Bertoia, Carl Andre, Anthony Caro, Goldsworthy, William Tucker, Jim Dine, Phillip King, Ray Smith and David Nash.
Tours of the house and grounds are available and will need to be reserved in advance, times and costs vary depending on type of tour and time of year. Call or email for more details.
Lookout Sculpture Park
RD 1, Box 102,
Damascus, PA 18415
Tel: (+ 1) 570 224 6586 or (+ 1) 914 887 6510
This 59-acre sculpture park offers forests and fields for permanent works, and barns and studios for artists’ residencies. Over thirty permanent sculptures are sited.
Open year round, call ahead to arrange an appointment.
Morris Arboretum: Madeline K. Butcher Sculpture Garden and Sculpture Programme
100 E. Northwestern Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Tel: (+ 1) 215 247 5777
The Morris Arboretum continues to develop a fine art collection as part of its landscape design, incorporating both temporary and permanent contemporary pieces into the Victorian gardens of the Morris estate, once owned by John and Lydia Morris. The Madeline K. Butcher Sculpture Garden, opened in 1986 and named after a local artist, displays three permanent pieces (including Bucky Schwartz’s ‘Inside Out,’ 1980) and a changing exhibition of temporary installations.
The Arboretum is open to visitors from 10am till 4pm everyday, 10am till 5pm at weekends from the months of April to October only.
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden
26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Tel: (+1) 215 763-8100
Opened September 2009, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s sculpture garden was named after the late director of the museum Anne d’Harnoncourt. It hosts changing exhibitions and the inaugural exhibition was a selection of works by Isamu Noguchi. The sculpture garden is located in Fairmont Park to the west of the museum overlooking the Schuylkill River and features a number of landscaped terraces.
Sculpture garden podcasts can be downloaded from the museum website: http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/audiotours.html
The museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday: 10.00 am –5.00 pm, and Friday 10.00 am to 8.45 pm. Admission is charged.
Pittston Susquehanna River Sculpture Park
Developed since 2000, this sculpture park overlooking the Susquehanna River includes around ten sculptures by US artist Benbow Bullock, in addition to others such as ‘Tilted Tomato’ by Laura Lengyel.
Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden
177 Rimmey Road
Centre Hall, PA 16828
Tel: (+ 1) 814 364 1527
Since the 1990's Rhoneymeade Arboretum, located in the mountains of rural central Pennsylvania, has been a site for changing sculpture exhibitions. Rhoneymeade displays around 30 works in ceramics, wood, stone and bronze by regional artists. Works are mainly abstract.
Open the 2nd Sunday of the months April - October, from 12:30 to 4:30pm.
Admission is free. Donations accepted.
Ursinus College: Outdoor Sculpture Collection
Philip I. & Muriel M. Berman Museum of Art
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426
Tel: (+ 1) 610 409 3500
The sculpture collection of Philip and Muriel Berman Museum at Ursinus College includes over 40 sculptures throughout the campus. The collection includes a significant collection of sculpture and maquettes by Lynn Chadwick. Mary Ann Unger’s ‘Temple’ (1986) was the first sculpture to be sited on the college grounds.
More information and a sculpture map for walking tours is available on the following web link: http://www.ursinus.edu/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1266
The outdoor sculpture collection is available for viewing from sunrise to sunset.
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