This park of sculptures and art can be found in Trenton, New Jersey. Envisioned by Seward Johnson, the goal of Grounds For Sculpture is to be a way for people to appreciate the art of sculptures more than they had before. He decided to create the Ground For Sculptures in 1984, and in 1992, it was open to the public. Almost every year since the museum opened, there have been new additions to the park and several events throughout each year.
Seward Johnson created
the Grounds For Sculpture in 1984, in the hopes that people would like the
experience of looking at sculptures more and in a more creative way. The park
opened to the public in 1992, and, eight years later, switched to a nonprofit
organization in 2000. The park runs off grants as well as donations. Grounds
For Sculpture includes sculptures from artists all over, including New Jersey
sculptor, George Segal. The park includes 270 exhibits, some of which were
created specifically for the location.
in 1992, the Grounds for Sculpture was only open
to the public by appointment and only included an outdoor exhibit from a select
number of artists. The park started adding seasonal additions to the park in
1993, and the first indoor exhibit building was made, only allowing Friday and
Saturday visits. In 1995, the hours for the park expanded to Sundays, the first
cafe for the park opened, which was called Gazebo outdoor cafe. in 1997,
the Domestic Arts Building opens, which is the first open to the public that
included cafe and shopping. The Water Garden opens in 1999 for sculptors to
show off their works that incorporated water features.