Princeton Area Highlight: Grounds for Sculpture (GFS) in Hamilton, NJ

Nestled in the heart of central New Jersey lies Grounds For Sculpture, a magical place where art and nature are always at play. At its core are more than 270 sculptures by renowned and emerging contemporary artists, each thoughtfully positioned on meticulously landscaped parkland full of thousands of exotic trees and flowers. It is a feast for the senses.

Grounds For Sculpture’s largest exhibition to date, Seward Johnson: The Retrospective, will be extended into July 2015 due to its overwhelming popularity.  Seward Johnson: The Retrospective presents an overview of the popular sculptor’s 50-year career through a lifetime collection of his works, including Forever Marilyn, the 26-foot tall, 36,000-pound Marilyn Monroe sculpture from his Icons Revisited series.


The permanent collection at Grounds For Sculpture includes works from such distinguished artists as Clement Meadmore, Anthony Caro, Beverly Pepper, Kiki Smith, George Segal, Magdalena Abakanowicz, and Isaac Witkin. They join the enchanting works of the visionary founder Seward Johnson as well as many others by the finest up and coming artists of our time.

Grounds For Sculpture was established in 1992 to promote an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture by:

  • maintaining a 42-acre sculpture park composed of works by well-known and emerging American and International artists in Hamilton, NJ,

  • organizing accessible exhibitions, and

  • interpreting these exhibitions through publications, lectures, workshops and other educational programs.

Join countless visitors and discover the beauty, charm, whimsy, and inspiration that Grounds for Sculpture holds.

Grounds for Sculpture is located at:
18 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619

During your visit, dine in one of their restaurants: