Enjoy Open-Air Art at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

Abstract art at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park.

Many of us enjoy strolling through a museum and enjoying the breathtaking art on display. For art lovers, museums are perfect for everything from first dates to community events. So, if you’re an art enthusiast, check out The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, where you’ll enjoy a transformational experience.

Large-Scale Art in the Outdoors

This sculpture park is located on 100 acres of prairie landscape and boasts a collection of 29 large-scale sculptures. It is one of the top 10 sculpture parks in the world.

Many of the sculptures here are of an abstract nature. However, there are selections of more literal works among the collection. A good example is “Paul,” a hulking sculpture that resembles the famous, legendary lumberjack, Paul Bunyan. There’s also the “Flying Saucer,” which appears to have just landed after a journey through space.

Admire Master Works By Domestic and International Artists

This popular park was founded in 1968 by Lewis Manilow and named for his father Nathan. It’s open to the public 365 days a year, and admission is always free. In the beginning, the park only had four works in its collection. However, this collection has continued to expand over the years to include seminal works by both American and international artists.

Mark diSuvero, Bruce Nauman, Christine Tarkowski, and Steinunn Thorarinsdottir are just a few of the artists whose works are on display at the park. Thorarinsdottir is an Icelandic sculptor who created art for the first “Solo Exhibition Series” presentation in 2009.

So Many Opportunities for Exposure to the Arts

As a resident at The Woodlands of Crest Hill, you’ll enjoy access to many enriching cultural experiences; the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park is only one of many intriguing destinations this side of Illinois.

To take advantage of all that our community offers, contact us. Our friendly agents will show you how you can become a resident of our inclusive luxury community.

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