“ …the public is invited to relate to sculptural arts and nature in an emotional way … for an experience that elevates the soul and heals the spirit.”
–Seward Johnson, artist & GFS Founder
Consisting of over 500 works, nearly 300 of which are exhibited on the grounds year round, the art collection at Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is filled with a range of styles and materials, created by local and international artists. Many of the sculptures in the collection were created through partnerships that allowed artists to make exciting and ambitious new work. GFS continues to build its collection with a focus on acquiring works by established and emerging contemporary sculptors and continues to provide opportunities for artistic growth through changing exhibitions, artist residencies, and educational programs.
Visitors are invited to experience many of the outdoor works in the collection by respectful touching and interaction, an experience that is meant to encourage opportunities to respond to art using the senses, finding meaning based upon one’s own perception. In this spirit of self-guided discovery, we invite you to explore the collection.