Sixty miles from New York City, in Hamilton, NJ, lies a 42-acre landscaped park featuring contemporary sculptures from renowned American and international artists.

The brainchild of sculptor and philanthropist Seward Johnson, Grounds for Sculpture opened to the public in 1992. The facility works to make contemporary sculpture more accessible to greater numbers of people from all backgrounds; to offer them an artistic experience in nature.

Grounds For Sculpture presents visitors with constantly evolving collection of contemporary outdoor sculptures with rotating exhibitions in six indoor galleries, a year-round schedule of performing arts events, various tours including moonlit ones, educational programs, community events, and fine dining.

Hours of strolling through nature while appreciating contemporary art made for quite a memorable day for the husband and me. Watching peacocks strut about on the streets, and interacting with life-size sculptures of people in personal and sometimes intimate settings was the best part of the experience for me. Listening to parents explain some of the more risque pieces to their children was the icing on the cake.

Henry Moore in a Sheep Meadow-Red Grooms

Henry Moore in a Sheep Meadow-Red Grooms

Depression Breadline-George Segal

Depression Breadline-George Segal

Arch II, Set II-Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas

Arch II, Set II-Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas

The-Oligarchs-Michelle Post

The-Oligarchs-Michelle Post

Relative-Frederick Morante

Relative-Frederick Morante

New Jersey-Grounds for Sculpture-Peacocks walk the street - 1024 x 678

Eolith-Isaac Witkin

Eolith-Isaac Witkin

Standing Figure from Women in the Sun-Leonda Finke

Standing Figure from Women in the Sun-Leonda Finke

Sagg Portal-Hans Van de Bovenkamp

Sagg Portal-Hans Van de Bovenkamp