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Key West Custom House Museum
Western University of Health Science, Pomona, California
Napa Valley wine country, California

Shows to visit this summer.
See more details below!


Plant City, FL
March 1 – June 1, 2017

Elkhart County, Indiana
Northern Indiana Heritage Trail
Download Guide Here
May 30 – Oct. 1, 2017

Crown Point, Indiana
May 31 – September 2017

Old Westbury Gardens, Westbury, NY
Seward Johnson Sculpture Locations Map
June 16 – Sept. 16, 2017

Pioneer Court, Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
30’ “Return Visit”
Now through 2017



There are two very large and spectacular exhibitions taking shape for this summer.  The first to open is in Elkhart County, Indiana.  Nearly 60 life-scale sculptures by Seward Johnson will nestle into the beautiful Amish Country landscape. The Heritage Trail driving tour takes you along 90 miles, through 6 cities and towns, past the glorious Quilt Gardens, made in traditional quilt patterns – all with flowers.  During this 10th anniversary year, these Quilt Gardens will also have Johnson bronzes sited along the route.  The monumental chosen by the hosts is “God Bless America” – Seward Johnson’s homage to painter Grant Wood. The 25-foot tall farmers and pitchfork will tower over the pastoral landscape, greeting all who take this special driving tour.  The sculptures arrive May 30th and stay through September 2017.  Download Guide Here

On the east coast we have a grand and elegant exhibition going up at Long Island’s Old Westbury Gardens.  From the magnificent Charles II-style mansion, The Westbury House, to the polo fields, gazebo, allee, and manicured grounds, the setting looks to be from a Merchant Ivory movie production. Two hundred acres of beautifully landscaped property is a perfect setting for some of Johnson’s Impressionist-inspired Beyond the Frame sculptures such as “If It Were Time,” “On Poppied Hill” (first picture above), and “The Hunting Party.”  There will also be 18 additional sculptures placed along meandering pathways, the famous rose garden and in leafy glens.  This exhibition opens to the public Father’s Day weekend, June 16th and runs through mid-September 2017.    Download the Seward Johnson Sculpture Locations Map!

Crown Point is hosting an extremely unique monumental sculpture this year!  Seward Johnson’s gigantic tooth (and two bronze art lovers) is on display outside of the artist’s New Jersey locale for the first time in decades.  “The Tooth” is sure to draw a crowd and surprise many unaware drivers.  There will also be a concurrent show of 11 life-sized sculptures sited throughout the city for visitor’s to discover.

Our exhibit in Plant City provides an excellent setting in Florida for sculpture fans.  Coinciding with the opening of the annual Florida Strawberry Festival, see 10 lifescale bronze works by Seward Johnson in Plant City’s 4th annual show!  This exhibition is on view until June 1, 2017.

Announcing the publication of a new book: “A Synergy of Ideas”

Announcing the publication of a new book that tells the story of “Grounds For Sculpture and the Seward Johnson Atelier: A Synergy of Ideas.”

Over 300 stunning images, the history of the Johnson Atelier and the sculpture park with many personal stories from Seward Johnson.  Rich narrative and great imagery.

Available at the shop at Grounds For Sculpture, and through info@sewardjohnsonatelier.org and 310 264 2400.

Sculpture Arrive in Elkhart for Heritage Trail


Sculptures arrived on May 22nd, for the installation days in Elkhart County, Indiana!  Celebrating 10 years of Quilt Gardens.  Visit Amish Country

Sculptor Seward Johnson is presented with a medal by Warren Hegg of the Spirit of ’45!

Sculptor Seward Johnson is presented with a medal by Warren Hegg of the Spirit of ’45 organization in front of the Key West, FL art museum. The medal, which has also been presented to Norman Lear and Ernest Borgnine, honors Johnson for his artistry and for the specific meaning and beauty of his sculpture “Embracing Peace,” shown here. The 25-foot tall bronze sculpture, as well as a life-sized casting, have traveled the world (Rome, Normandy, Belgium, San Diego, New York, Detroit) evoking personal histories and serving as a reminder of the heroism of the Greatest Generation.

Embracing Peace stands tall in Belgium

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The installation crew from the Seward Johnson Atelier arrived in Bastogne, Belgium and installed the 20-foot tall Embracing Peace “kiss” sculpture, on October 5th at the Bastogne War Museum.
Colline de Mardasson
5-6600 Bastonge Belgium
Oct 5, 2016 – April 5, 2017

“Embracing Peace” in Normandy, France (Memorial de Caen) – Closing October 2nd







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The exhibition of the monumental-scale sculpture “Embracing Peace” in Normandy, France (Memorial de Caen) will be closing October 2nd. The sculpture has been enjoyed by thousands, and has been a moving and profound synergy of art and location. The piece now moves on to its next showing in Belgium.

Sculptures Arrive in Spring Lake, New Jersey




Installation in Spring Lake, New Jersey took place this week!  Come see the show, now thru Jan. 2, 2017.

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Return Visit is Restored for Gettysburg, PA

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Abraham Lincoln and the modern man, a Seward Johnson sculpture commissioned for Gettysburg, PA, received a complete restoration this week. Titled “Return Visit,” the sculpture features the former President exploring The Gettysburg Address with a contemporary man. Enjoy pictures of the process here!

It shows President Lincoln pointing to the bedroom in the Wills House where he put the finishing touches on the Gettysburg Address before delivering the short speech at the dedication of The Soldiers National Cemetery, Nov. 19, 1863.

Annual Mayors Conference hosted in Carmel, IN

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Revelers enjoy the bronze sculpture “Beautiful Riff” by Seward Johnson which portrays three jazz greats at the events of the Annual Mayors Conference in Carmel, Indiana. The background shows Carmel’s Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. The sculpture features depictions of Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden and Sidney Bechet and will ultimately include a drum set, standing bass and a piano with the incomparable Hoagy Carmichael.

Rolls-Royce Gathering – Biltmore Estate – Asheville, NC































Johnson sculptures were invited to join the gathering of all Rolls Royce owners of North America at the lush and gracious Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.  A sea of VIPs and guests enjoyed the astounding collection of cars and the hospitality of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club, hosted by St. James’s House, London.
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