Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Grounds for Sculpture





What: Grounds for Sculpture

Where: 18 Fairgrounds Rd.
             Hamilton, NJ

Who: All ages

Me- I went to Grounds for Sculpture for a school trip. It was really fun. They had a lot of really cool sculptures. Some of the sculptures looked like real things and people. Others were more abstract. We got to learn a lot of interesting things about some of the sculptures we saw. There was one I saw that my Mom didn't see when she went. It looked like this giant coming out of the ground.  There was one of a man on a horse. If you look in the back of the horse you can see another sculpture. There was one where the back of it represented the sculptor's friend because it is the kind of art that his friend made. The face on the sculpture actually looked like the face of his friend. The other part of the sculpture was an old man and a bunch of sheep because his friend always used to say that he was going to go and raise sheep on a farm. There were a lot that were supposed to look like every day people doing different things. There were some that were replicas of very famous pictures. It was a really fun place, and I hope to get back some day because I didn't get to see everything and some exhibits change.


Mom's view: Whether you want to commune with nature or view a lot of fun and interesting artworks Grounds for Sculpture is a great place to do it. If you think that visiting a museum means walking around inside a stuffy building, you've never been here. While there are indoor exhibits, most of this museum is located outdoors. A wide variety of different kinds of sculpture can be found at Grounds for Sculpture. There are sculptures that are very lifelike including ones that look like children playing, a couple lying on the ground, a girl tying another girl's shoe or an adult carrying a baby in baby carrier. There are sculptures based on famous pictures like one of Marilyn Monroe with her skirt blowing around or the famous picture of the sailor kissing the nurse in Times Square in 1945.  There are sculptures that sort of look like something like a horse and a rider or people dancing. There are sculptures that don't look like anything in particular. There are musical sculptures. There are even chairs that look like sculptures. Any kind of sculpture you can think of, you can probably find here. However, this is not just a place to view art. There are also special events including workshops for children, for families, or even for adults where they can create their own art. Grounds for Sculpture really brings art and alive and makes it fun for everyone. Grounds for Sculpture is open all year long Tuesday through Sunday. It is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For more about Grounds for Sculpture go to http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/index.cfm.



And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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