Grounds For Sculpture

For the second Night Forms season, we present a reimagined after-hours, multi-sensory light and sound experience designed to engage with the art and horticulture collection. Building on the success of last year’s exhibition, Night Forms: Infinite Wave is unique, offering a new route through the grounds as more than a dozen installations punctuate the dark.

Grounds For Sculpture provides a safe outdoor haven that aims to inspire, thrill, and rejuvenate all who visit. We can’t wait to see you.

Amazing Experiences

Grounds For Sculpture is a 42-acre sculpture park and museum located in Hamilton, New Jersey. It is located on the former site of Trenton Speedway. Founded in 1992 by John Seward Johnson II, the venue is dedicated to promoting an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture by organizing exhibitions, publishing catalogues, and offering a variety of educational programs and special community events. In July 2000, GFS became a nonprofit organization open to the public. Operation revenues come from visitors, art patrons, donations, and grants. GFS maintains an ever changing collection of sculptures, with works by Seward Johnson and other artists.

Tickets / Plan Your Visit

80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619

  • Turnpike south to exit 7A
  • 195 west to exit 1B
  • 295 north to exit 63B
  • follow GFS signs directing west on 33 / Nottingham Way
  • right onto Sculptors Way
  • right into GFS main gate, after the Seward Johnson Atelier

Things to Do

Grounds For Sculpture is the perfect destination for an outing with friends, family, out-of-town guests, or a day just for you.

Grounds For Sculpture is a museum, sculpture garden, and arboretum framed by nature on 42 picturesque acres. Wander the grounds and discover hundreds of contemporary sculptures. Explore rotating exhibitions in six indoor galleries. Enjoy performances, lectures from top creative minds, or make an art project in one of our many workshops.

More than 270 sculptures by renowned and emerging contemporary artists are thoughtfully positioned on meticulous landscaping complemented by thousands of exotic trees and flowers.

GFS features works by distinguished artists including Clement Meadmore, Anthony Caro, Beverly Pepper, Kiki Smith, George Segal, Magdalena Abakanowicz, and Isaac Witkin. Their artwork, along with the enchanting works of our visionary founder Seward Johnson, comprise our amazing and eclectic collection.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Wednesday10AM–5PM
Thursday10AM–4PM, 5–11PM
Friday10AM–4PM, 5–11PM
Saturday10AM–4PM, 5–11PM
Sunday10AM–4PM, 5–11PM
Monday10AM–5PM
TuesdayClosed

RAT’S RESTAURANT

OPEN THURSDAY – SUNDAY

LUNCH: 11AM – 3PM

DINNER: 5PM – 9PM

BAR: 11AM – CLOSE

Please call (609) 584-7800 for reservations or visit ratsrestaurant.com for more information.

VAN GOGH CAFÉ

WEDNESDAY – MONDAY | 10AM – 4:30PM

Location: Welcome Center
Please note: Tickets to Grounds For Sculpture are required to visit the Van Gogh Café. The cafe is currently cashless and takes only credit cards at this time.

MUSEUM SHOP

609.249.0215

GFSSHOP@GROUNDSFORSCULPTURE.ORG

DAYTIME HOURS:

MONDAY + WEDNESDAY | 10AM – 5PM

THURSDAY – SUNDAY | 10AM – 3:30PM

NIGHTTIME HOURS:

THURSDAY – SUNDAY | 5 – 10:30PM

CLOSED TUESDAY

SPECIAL HOURS the week of Monday, December 26 – Sunday, January 1:Daytime Hours: 10AM – 3:30PM every day | Nightime Hours: 5 – 10:30PM every nightMembers enjoy 10% off all merchandiseNEW Members enjoy 20% off the day they join

PICNIC IN THE PARK

Enjoy the beautiful and expansive grounds with a Picnic in the Park from Rat’s Restaurant. Available spring through fall, weather-permitting. Contact Colleen Suozzo – colleen.suozzo@constellationculinary.com

Tour Map

Picturesque Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture by Day

Outdoors, nearly 300 contemporary sculptures are sited across 42 landscaped acres. Indoors, temporary exhibitions from established  and emerging artists are featured in six galleries. Engaging and educational programs for all ages are offered year-round, and may include lectures from top minds, hands-on workshops, tours, concerts, and performances.

Grounds For Sculpture was founded by artist and philanthropist Seward Johnson. It opened in 1992 on the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds and was a natural extension of its predecessor, The Johnson Atelier. Hundreds of artists studied and produced work at the Atelier, and Johnson saw the potential of the neighboring bygone fairgrounds as a place where artwork could be sited within the landscape, and visitors could delight in discovering contemporary sculpture.

More than 700 artists have had their work on view here. The collection contains sculpture by 150 artists, including Clement Meadmore, Anthony Caro, Beverly Pepper, Kiki Smith, George Segal, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Isaac Witkin, Joyce J. Scott, Willie Cole, and founder Seward Johnson. Many sculptors attribute their roots here, and each year, more artists are offered the unique opportunity to create new site-specific work for the galleries or outdoors.

Grounds For Sculpture is a public not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees who oversee the successful operation of the sculpture park and museum. As a nonprofit public institution, Grounds For Sculpture relies on the support of visitors, art patrons, donations and grants to offer its rich programs and activities each year.

We invite you to join us and enjoy the truly unique experience of Grounds For Sculpture.

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Day 1 - JOHN WIND | ARTIST TALK + POP UP SHOP

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DAY 2 - WELLNESS WALK

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DAY 4- WINTER WREATH MAKING

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DAY 3 - HAND BLOWN GLASS ORNAMENTS

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DAY 5 - CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS | DR. GALE JACKSON + GABRIELLE SMITH

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