|80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619, USA
|Closed 10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM
Un site quon pourrait qualifier de parc dattraction culturel pour adultes. Lartiste fondateur, peintre à la base, sest converti à la sculpture en bronze dans les années 70. Sa démarche artistique consiste entre autres à reproduire des tableaux célèbres en 3D, en permettant linteraction avec le public, une forme de vulgarisation de lart en quelque sorte. On peut ainsi faire partie dun tableau tel que "La chambre" de Van Gogh, "Déjeuner sur lherbe" de Monet et autres peintures impressionnistes. Pour bien comprendre la démarche de lartiste et du site "Grounds for Sculptures", je vous conseille de prendre le temps de visionner le documentaire diffusé sur une TV dans une salle intérieure, à droite de lentrée, près de Mona Lisa. Bonne visite
Winter Wonders is a rip-off and I drove away felling completely taken advantage of. I came with my family last night for the Winter Wonders at the Ground for Sculpture last night -- and was hoping to get on the horse and buggy ride which we just made the cutoff of the first 120 people but there was only one bug and we would have been standing there for 2 hours. The woman told us that the walking our was just as "breath-taking" and we could do that -- so we followed a bunch of the other people and we were totally lost as it was almost pitch black. You could not see any of the sculptures and I think the most xmas lights were in the parking lot. Paying $30+ to walk around in the dark and cold and see no "Winter Wonders" really made me feel like I just handed you the money for nothing. Im curious to know where are the thousands of lights and where was the holiday magic? We were not the only ones lost -- tons of the other families were walking in circles not sure where to go and very confused as well -- asking each other what are we looking at. Again, this was my first time to the Grounds for Sculpture and I can say now I will never return nor recommend this to anyone else. Im sure many others will feel the same way especially the ones that paid for admission to only be not guaranteed a ride on the one horse-n-buggy. --- What a WASTE of hard-earned money!!
This is one of my favorite places ever. They have a large area and they put a lot of effort into partnering the landscape with the sculptures. There are three buildings which have exhibitions, two of which have rotating exhibits, but everything else is outside. The placement of the sculptures is meant to look random and organic, but its clear that there was a lot of work that went into it. They have a lot of winding paths with high bushes or walls or thick screens of trees to make it so that there is a new surprise everywhere you go. And all the displays are so whimsical and creative and unique, it definitely makes it a worthy experience. They have a lot of different statues, but they are definitely best known for their realistic sculptures scattered around the park. They are so well done and organically posed that sometimes its difficult to tell what is a statue and what isnt. Some of them are meant to look like modern people doing ordinary things, while others are meant to be inspired by Impressionist and Romantic art. Its an amazing place that also has great food and is always hosting interesting events. If youre nearby you should definitely check it out. You should set aside four hours if youre planning to go, but you can definitely take much longer
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The “Grounds for Sculpture” is very impressive! This place has over 200 sculptures including the Depression Bread Line, by George Segal and Henry Moore in a Sheep Meadow, by Red Groom [humorous]. This place has many abstract works of art and sculptures based on paintings by artists Manet, Monet, Munch, and more with beautiful backdrops and landscape. The Grounds for Sculpture also has places for dining on site. One dining place is the restaurant “Rats.” The food is great; however, reservations are highly recommended. The cost at the Rats is no more expensive than nice restaurants in New York City. If finance is an issue, go for lunch. The chicken salad club sandwich with chips and hamburger with fries are delicious, and both under $18.00 each. Oh, yes, children are welcome, but please control their behavior. Small children can get lost in areas with multiple entries and exits. Also, there is at least one sculpture that many visitors may view as adult content; however, a warning sign is posted before the exhibit. The “Grounds for Sculpture” is a thumbs-up for New Jersey!
This place is absolutely gorgeous! The perfect place to go with family, loved ones, or just a cute date with your significant other. Its an extremely big area so give yourself enough hours to be able to explore thoroughly. The map of the grounds is a bit outdated and not the most precise map to follow in order to find specific locations. The best thing to do is to just walk around and explore as you go along. It wont be easy to get through the entire park in a short amount of time. It is a very broad area to cover. They also have a café where they serve food. On the weekends in the afternoon is when you will find a lot of families and children. I went twice and enjoyed myself thoroughly both times! The sculpture garden is so huge and vast that I saw many things the second time I went that I never saw the first time. This is a great place for people who artistically inclined. Whether you are a singer, a dancer, a painter, or you sketch, you will be inspired by the art that you see!
Ive been a member for several years because I want to (and do) visit several times a year. I always bring out-of-town guests, go often with friends and family, and have started going alone occasionally because I cant get enough. There are so many good things I have to say about this place. Let me start with what made me fall in love with it: it is PERFECT for children of all ages. It is everything a parent wants in a childs life: nature, walking around, seeing animals, secret hiding places, surprises around every corner, art on a grand scale, art as architecture, art as part of the natural environment, humor & whimsy, interactive displays, education, peacefulness, contemplation, water features, healthy & delicious food choices, hidden seating, changing indoor art galleries for something new and a little refreshing A/C, family day activities, hills to roll down, and the wide open sky above.
Amazing! We had a great time meandering the grounds. The place does a superb job of using the land to showcase the sculptures/artwork. The works are spaced throughout the area, and we had fun wandering around and getting lost in all that there is to see! There is also a great little restaurant, Rats, on site if you wanted to grab a bite to eat. Currently, there is a charity drive going on until December 7th, 2016. If you bring in a coat to donate, the entrance to the grounds is completely free! The coats go to Jersey Cares - what a great deal! The website mentions that new sculptures are continuously put in place and structures are moved around (either inside or outside) allowing for different motifs and interpretations of the work. They also have a holiday light show for some holiday flare! Would definitely recommend and will be planning a repeat adventure soon!