Looking for a fun way to experience art? Visit a different kind of art museum, one where the art is mostly exhibited outdoors: a sculpture park!
Earlier this summer, my husband and I experienced Grounds For Sculpture, a 42-acre sculpture park located in Hamilton, New Jersey. While some of the sculptures are displayed indoors, most of the art is exhibited outdoors, laid out thoughtfully in the natural and specially landscaped scenery. Every turn we took as we ambled through the park brought us whimsical, fanciful surprises. Sometimes we encountered provocatively menacing ones, too. With a collection of 273 sculptures representing an array of American and international artists, Grounds For Sculpture certainly has something for everyone! If you are anything like me, you will find it hard to want to take your time making your way through the park. Like a little kid, you’ll want to run to see what’s next. Also, a kind of “game” we played was guessing the title of each work. “What would the artist name this?” we would ask. Sometimes we were very surprised. Honestly, I liked some of our titles better.
Here are some photos from our visit: