Grounds for Sculpture
Grounds For Sculpture is a 35-acre public sculpture park founded in 1992 on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds by J. Seward Johnson to promote an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture for all people. Visitors to the park can enjoy the outdoor permanent collection, indoor seasonal exhibitions, and learn about contemporary sculpture through a variety of educational programs including workshops for adults and children, artist residencies and lectures, tours for adults, schoolchildren, toddlers, as well as touch tours for the blind. In addition, the park also offers various events, a 35-acre arboretum, shopping and dining.
image: James Surls Three Diamonds, Knife and the Flower, 1999
pine, poplar, steel 204” x 186” x 192” Courtesy of the Artist
New Jersey State Museum
Overlooking the Delaware River in the historic state capital, the New Jersey State Museum’s main collection of artifacts and fine art dates back to the early 19th century. The collection includes over 2 million prehistoric and historic specimens from nearly 100 years of excavation in archeology and paleontology. The museum has collected over 12, 000 works of fine art including paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and photographs. The cultural history collection includes over 13, 000 artifacts documenting New Jersey's cultural, economic, military, political, and social history, as well as aspects of important decorative arts. The museum complex also hosts a 150-seat planetarium and a 380-seat auditorium. Free admission.
Noyes Museum of Art - Stockton College
Building on the vision of founders Fred W. and Ethel Noyes, the Noyes Museum of Art is focused on collecting, preserving and exhibiting fine art, crafts and folk art with an emphasis on New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic Region. The museum also maintains a rich schedule of educational offerings and special...
Paris museums are only free on
The first sunday of each month, and boy are the lines long! The entries can get expensive too. If you are studying art history, though, and have your student card with you as well as a printout of your current classes, you can get in free to most all the museums. I did that in 1991. Do some research first! check out it's a great site. Don't miss the flea market at St.Oeun, north of the city, that's amazing. That's a museum in itself. Too expensive to actually buy anything. have fun and wear a mask for the pollution (just kidding--I live here and don't breath, that's why I have to go swimming all the time, because I forget to breath during the day walking around outside