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Seward Johnson, Daydream, 2014, MATERIAL: metal: aluminum, DIMENSIONS: overall: 432 x 732 x 240 inches, EDITION: 1/8, CREDIT: Collection of The Seward Johnson Atelier, © 2014, The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.

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Seward creating his first sculpture Stainless Girl
Stainless Girl ©1969 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.

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Seward Johnson modeling the bust of his father, J. Seward Johnson, Sr. for the piece Safety in Seas.

Safety in Seas: J. Seward Johnson, Sr. Bust ©1976 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.

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Seward Johnson with Forever Marilyn

Forever Marilyn ©1996 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.


Seward Johnson in Times Square, NY

© 2014 The Seward Johnson Atelier

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Bruce Beasley’s Dorion (1986), photo: David Howarth

A Different Kind of Museum

Grounds For Sculpture is a 42-acre sculpture park, museum, and arboretum founded on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds.

Opened to the public in 1992, it has become one of the premier cultural destinations in New Jersey, welcoming and enchanting over 3 million visitors since then.

Founded by artist and philanthropist Seward Johnson, the nonprofit Grounds For Sculpture presents and conserves an exceptional collection of contemporary sculpture, offers outstanding programming for all ages, and provides rotating exhibitions in six indoor galleries.

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Rat's Event
Sing Along with Sculpture
Wednesday, June 10 2020 — Saturday, June 6 2020
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Sunday, July 26 2020
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Sunday, August 30 2020

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We have received many questions about whether the opening of state parks includes Grounds For Sculpture. Please note at this time we remain closed. 

As a nonprofit organization we are not part of the state parks system and we are not yet permitted to open. We are watching the situation closely. When we are permitted to open, we are determined to do so in way that is safe for our staff, volunteers and visitors.

We know the value of being out in nature and experiencing art is all the more important and restorative during these uncertain times. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to experience GFS later this season when we are permitted and able to reopen. We are tending the garden to ensure we are ready when the time comes.

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