August 19th was a beautiful day, sunny, not humid, with a slight breeze. We decided to travel to the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. It was about a 40 minute drive and well worth the effort. It is a 42 acre park established by Seward Johnson on what was once the New Jersey State fairgrounds. It opened to the public in 1992 and has been visited by more than 2.1 million visitors. The art, exhibited throughout the grounds, is complemented and enhanced by the wonderfully designed landscaping. Here is the view that greets one as they arrive.
Notice Van Gogh as he paints a Paris street scene.
One of the first things we saw as our docent led us from the Arts Center building was a gate . . .
. . . that as we stepped through we entered a beautiful garden with interesting and thought provoking sculpture. The piece as we stepped to the other side
put me in mind of a woman carrying a heavy load or perhaps cuddling a baby to her breast. We strolled through the grounds admiring the various pieces which for the most part speak for themselves. In some instances I am providing multiple views of the same piece to provide a different perspective or just because I like it. As usual, just “click” on a gallery photo to open it and start a show of the photos in the gallery. I hope you enjoy the sculptures as much as I did.
I hope you enjoyed your visit to the Grounds for Sculpture.