8 Eye-Popping Art Park Sculptures

Want to see something cool? Take a trip to these awe-inspiring oases of art, on display in parks all across the country.

By Dawn Raffel
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    Splendor in the Grass

    The new book Art Parks by Francesca Cigola is full of ideas for a day trip (or an armchair adventure). On the cover: Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY, with 120 sculptures on almost 500 acres of land.

    Nice Nest!

    The South Carolina Botanical Garden in Clemson, South Carolina is nature-based, and all of the sculptures, like this nifty nest, are temporary.

    Cool Blue

    This otherworldly tree is part of Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma, California, where 20 gardens occupy nine acres of land. 

    Man of Letters

    At the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa, this man of letters might feel the wind whistling through his ears. The sculptures are designed to interact with nature.

    Having a Ball

    The Kouros Gallery Sculpture Garden in Ridgefield, Connecticut, is an idyllic treat a little more than an hour drive from Manhattan.

    Gone Guy

    The General Mills Sculpture garden in Minneapolis is home to a major collection. We wonder what he had for breakfast.

    Shining Delight

    The Museum of Outdoor Arts in Englewood, Colorado, showcases the big and the bold.

    Urban Delight

    Not to be outdone by rural beauty, Chicago's Milennium Park is home to jaw-dropping artwork, plus summer fun in the form of festivals and concerts.


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