Venue

Socrates Sculpture Park

New York, United States

Address

  • 32-01 Vernon Boulevard
  • New York
  • New York
  • NY 11106
  • United States

Regular opening hours

Monday
09:00 – 19:00
Tuesday
09:00 – 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 – 19:00
Thursday
09:00 – 19:00
Friday
09:00 – 19:00
Saturday
09:00 – 19:00
Sunday
09:00 – 19:00

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About

Founded in 1986, Socrates Sculpture Park is the only site in the New York Metropolitan area specifically dedicated to providing artists with opportunities to create and exhibit large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations in a unique outdoor environment that encourages strong interaction between artists, artworks and the public. The park’s existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment.

HISTORY

Socrates Sculpture Park was an abandoned riverside landfill and illegal dumpsite until 1986 when a coalition of artists and community members, under the leadership of artist Mark di Suvero, transformed it into an open studio and exhibition space for artists and a neighborhood park for local residents. Today it is an internationally renowned outdoor museum and artist residency program that also serves as a vital New York City park offering a wide variety of free public services.

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