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Current Exhibitions

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Current Exhibitions


Installation view of ‘Michael Rees Synthetic Cells’ exhibition in the West Gallery, photo Ken Ek

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Uniquely situated across 42-acres of restored landscape that was once home to the New Jersey State Fairgrounds, Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) presents annual changing exhibitions in four indoor galleries.  GFS is committed to supporting the creation of new works and encouraging artists to expand their practice.  Since 1992 when the sculpture park first opened its doors, more than 700 artists have displayed work at GFS, and the exhibition program remains committed to giving the artist a voice, challenging perceptions, and prompting conversations.  As a result, some of the most important and engaging artists in contemporary sculpture, from both national and international, emerging and renowned artists continue to shape our history.

That’s Worth Celebrating: The Life and Work of the Johnson Family
May 7, 2017 — December 31, 2020
Cecelia Joyce and Seward Johnson Gallery
Michael Rees: Synthetic Cells
June 2, 2018 — January 10, 2021
West Gallery
Kang Muxiang: One Steel Cable Connecting the World
June 1, 2019 — May 31, 2020
What’s in the Garden?
March 1, 2020 — September 27, 2020
Education Gallery
Bruce Beasley: Sixty Year Retrospective, 1960-2020
May 3, 2020 — January 10, 2021
East Gallery, Domestic Arts Building, Museum Building + Outdoors
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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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