Like so much, the concept of a sculpture garden originates with
the classic world. The ancient Greeks
knew well of the special relationships between man and nature and sought to
adorn their own spaces with forms that were integral to their lives. The Museum maintains two outdoor sculpture
gardens for the installation and exhibition of monumental works by
international as well as Florida artists.
The Museum's two-acre outdoor sculpture garden at its Palmetto
Park Road art school facility fronts a major east-west highway connecting I-95
with US1 and A1A, enabling thousands of travelers to see works installed in
this very public site. Highlights of the Art School campus public sculpture
garden include work by Jack Youngerman, Charles Ginnever, Jorge Segui, Alan
Sonfist, David Hayes and Florida sculptor Barbara Neijna.
At the Museum's facility in Mizner Park, more than 20
significant works by internationally-known artists are installed on the
Museum's exterior grounds as well as a walled sculpture garden. Works on both
permanent and rotating exhibitions include contemporary monumental
bronzes by international artists Arman (French), Lynn Chadwick (British),
Sandro Chia and Rabarama (Italian), Jorge Jiménez Deredia (Costa Rican), Julio
Larraz (Cuban), Sophia Vari (Greek), Heriberto Juárez Castañeda (Mexican),
Ernest Trova and Steve Tobin (American).