See What? 9 Stunning Sculpture Parks To Visit

See What? 9 Stunning Sculpture Parks To Visit

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With crumbling Rococo grottos, 3-legged Buddhas, and psychedelic pink flamingos, these 9 places bring art to the masses rather than cooping it up in museums.

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    Located just outside Rodin's Paris home, together the outdoor park and the indoor museum host over 6,000 sculptures. Of course the museum has the most prominent Rodin pieces like The Thinker, The Kiss and The Gates of Hell.
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    Dotted throughout the beautifully maintained rose gardens are stunning statues from the 16th and 17th century. The most popular spot within the park is the serene Neptune fountain.
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    Located just outside the J Paul Getty Museum is the stunning Fran and Ray Stark Sculpture Garden. It is certainly not the largest outdoor sculpture park with only 28 works, but that does not make it any less special.
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    Located just north of Auckland, park founder Alan Gibbs purchased a huge farm in 1991 – not to settle down to grow crops or raise livestock, but to build massive sculpture. The pieces are so large in scale, the size alone is awe-inspiring.
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    The internationally renowned DeCordova Sculpture Park sprawls through the forests, fields and carefully-tended gardens of the DeCordova Museum grounds.
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    Set in the beautiful Hakone Mountains, this museum boasts some 120 works by modern artists. Art blends with nature as the works by both Japanese and Western artists are framed by trees, manicured grass and stunning mountain backdrops.
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    Park Guell is the amusement park of sculpture parks. From the massive stone seating area shaded over by ornate pillars or the imaginatively detailed stonework by Antoni Gaudi, this park essentially feels like a playground made of artwork.
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    See the Typewriter Eraser by Claes Oldenburg or Scale X by Coosje van Bruggen, all framed by the backdrop of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. It is a wonderful mingling between art and nature, all in the centre of an urban hub.
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