One of the world’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park serves more than a half-million visitors annually. The 134-acre grounds feature Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; one of the largest children’s gardens in the country; arid and Victorian gardens with bronze sculptures by Degas and Rodin; a carnivorous plant house; outdoor gardens; and a 1750-seat outdoor amphitheater, featuring an eclectic mix of world-renowned musicians every summer. The internationally acclaimed Sculpture Park features a permanent collection including works by Rodin, Oldenburg, Moore, Bourgeois, and Plensa among others. Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with recent exhibitions by Borofsky, Plensa, Calder, and Jim Dine.
- Free public bathrooms: Yes
- Free public parking: Yes
- Handicap accessible: Yes
Artist & Connection Information
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park will be hosting an invitational exhibition "Highly Recommended: Emerging Sculptors." This exhibition surveys the complexities and diversity of sculpture today through the innovative efforts of developing sculptors. Working closely with the recommendations of established artists in the permanent collection of Meijer Gardens, the talents of promising new generations of sculptors from across the globe have been chosen to form a highly unique group exhibition. As a result of this inventive curatorial approach, Meijer Gardens continues to engage audiences with its permanent collection, while furthering an understanding and appreciation of the horizon for contemporary sculptors.