Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Summer Museum Trip: Grounds for Sculpture

Huge sculpture collection (35 acres) on view in Hamilton, New Jersey, about 75 minutes south of New York City. Right now there's a ceramic sculpture exhibit that looks fascinating.

“Untitled” (1988) by Toshiko Takaezu.

NYTimes: Masterful Sculptures, Formed of Clay

Grounds for Sculpture, a 35-acre sculpture park and museum on the site of the former New Jersey State fairgrounds, is perhaps best appreciated in the fall, when the landscaped grounds are a paintbox of color. But the summer also holds appeal, when marquee exhibits open in two exhibition spaces, known as the museum and the domestic arts building.

This summer is no different. Currently on display is “Masters in Clay,” a thoughtful two-part exhibition of contemporary American clay artists. In the museum are works by Toshiko Takaezu and Peter Voulkos, two of the most important and widely admired 20th-century American artists working in clay. In the domestic arts building next door are works by five other contemporary clay artists who have been influenced in different ways by Mr. Voulkos and Ms. Takaezu.

Grounds for Sculpture

Collection: List of Artists Exhibited at Grounds for Sculpture

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