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Geoffrey Edwards presents Minneapolis to Merricks – the rise and role of the modern sculpture park
29 March at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
As one of the oldest art forms, monumental sculpture has been presented in spectacular outdoor settings since antiquity. The princely estates of Renaissance and Baroque Europe were populated with marble nymphs and classical deities. Major art museums throughout the world feature large-scale sculpture in their gardens and courtyards. But the idea of a park or garden conceived expressly for the display of sculpture is essentially a modern phenomenon.
From Minneapolis to Merricks is an account of the creation from the mid-twentieth century onwards of public and private sculpture parks in Europe, the US, UK and Japan including more recent and remarkable examples in New Zealand and Australia.
This lecture is being presented using Zoom by Kenneth Park and Old Treasury Building Museum.
A secure access link for the presentation will be emailed to you a few days prior to the session.
Please note, this lecture will not be recorded.