Category Sculpture Parks

Storm King Art Center, Immense and Inviting

A blog called Art Outdoors cries out for posts about Storm King Art Center, a grand-scale sculpture park. Finally, I feel ready to respond, with a few starting notes, photos, and links. 

Being in the Hands of Ursula von Rydingsvard

In connection with the exhibition Expanding Abstraction at the deCordova Museum (April 7—September 17, 2017) the museum’s Process Gallery highlights the art of Ursula von Rydingsvard and other women artists with work in deCordova Sculpture Park. I’m posting now to extend the connection to a recent monumental sculpture by Ursula von Rydingsvard at MIT.

Eternal Presence by John Wilson, Different Versions

Eternal Presences: John Wilson’s Art in Roxbury, Framingham and Lincoln

Look Up at Sheep in Chinatown Park on the Greenway in Boston

Why Go Soon? Ten sculpted sheep by Brooklyn-based artist Kyu Seok Oh give us ten new reasons to look up from a park path on the Greenway. Since the second week in June, the hand-made paper sheep have stood on red metal perches just beyond reach in Chinatown Park, at the end along Essex Street, two blocks southwest […]

Alchemist in Cambridge and Humming in Lincoln, Huge Human Forms by Jaume Plensa

Humming by Jaume Plensa at the deCordova Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA and his Alchemist on MIT’s campus in Cambridge are the only two sculptures by Plensa that I have seen in person. I’ve known Humming for a few years, and I’m only just getting to know Alchemist. Like several other sculptures by this innovative versatile artist, both are much larger than […]

Playful Work by Artist Thomas Willis in Home Depot House at deCordova

This is my third post about deCordova Biennial’s Home Depot House but first to include a direct link to artist John C. Gonzalez’ story of how it came to be. Curating a  series of month-long residencies there by six different artists, John carried out the first one, in early fall.  Now in nearly spring, this final residency […]

John Osorio-Buck, Artist with Crickets at Home Depot House

At deCordova on a sunny chilly Friday afternoon at the end of February, I got to see how John Osorio-Buck has transformed Home Depot House. For this artist it has become a space to study,raise, harvest, prepare, and serve crickets, but only until Sunday afternoon,  March 9.  I’m posting now to alert  people  to this […]