If you haven’t been there yet, you are missing out on a real NJ treasure. Conceived and founded by sculptor J. Seward Johnson on the former grounds of the NJ State Fair in Hamilton, it has grown over 30 years into a well-respected art institution – a unique and wonderful blend of art and landscape.
The 42-acre site showcases many outdoor sculptures by well-known artists, including several by Mr. Johnson. Plenty of room for kids to roam and explore. The recently-added East Gallery provides indoor space for art and performances as well.
“In accordance with its mission, Grounds For Sculpture presents visitors with an evolving permanent outdoor collection, seasonal exhibitions, and educational programs designed to facilitate the understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture.”
Visit the Grounds for Sculpture website here.
The Grounds for Sculpture is a magical place. An oasis of intriguing artwork on beautiful grounds.
Our family has been there five times in the past two months. Every time we go, we notice something new.
Don’t miss Seward Johnson’s remarkable bronze sculptures that depict “everyman” at his best. Our son posed for photos with the 100 realistic sculptures, including the larger than life Marilyn Monroe. This is such an inspiring place to visit.