Exhibition

Life Scale Sculptures arrive in Flemington, NJ

FLEMINGTON, NJ

Several life scale sculptures have arrived in Flemington, NJ These lifesized bronzes are  part of Johnson’s Celebrating the Familiar Series and may be seen along Main Street, in front of the Flemington Library and on Stangl Road.  The exhibition be on view through the December holiday season.

Sculptures depicted:  Holding Out, Yuck Go Fetch, Frequent Fliers, Weekend Painter 

Flemington welcomes the Johnson sculptures.

Johnson’s Monumental “Return Visit” visits Peoria, Illinois

PEORIA, IL

Johnson’s 30′ tall monumental “Return Visit,” of Abraham Lincoln talking with the modern-day man about the Gettysburg Address, has been installed at the Riverfront Museum in Peoria.

The sculpture’s presence will help anchor an exhibit at the museum launching in February 2018 on the state’s 200th birthday, with exhibits on and words from 200 Illinois citizens.

“Given that Lincoln gave one his most important speeches here in Peoria, it’s a good thing to celebrate him,” PRM President and CEO John Morris says.  “There are a lot of lessons about Lincoln the are still fresh and relevant today.”

The sculpture’s display is also intended as a salute to Peoria public art advocates Harriet Swager and her late husband, architect Gene Swager.

Old Westbury Garden Exhibit

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury, NY

 

The foundation extends a heartfelt thank you to Old Westbury Gardens for the majestic exhibit of Johnson sculptures this summer. If you missed it, here are some of our favorite pictures.
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Seward Johnson Printable Location Map

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”, 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 October 1, 2017.

Download the Seward Johnson Printable Location Map!

God Bless America and 60 Life-Scale Sculptures along the Heritage Trail

 

Elkhart County
Indiana

Northern Indiana Heritage Trail

“God Bless America”
May 2017 – February 2018

 

 

Thank you for a great summer!

Quilt Gardens and The Seward Johnson sculpture exhibition, spread beauty through Elkhart County this summer.  Elkhart County will be bidding farewell to most of the sculptures as Quilt Gardens closes down for the year in late October.  They are already in preparations for another colorful summer starting May 30, 2018.

There is a piece of good news:  The God Bless America monumental-scale sculpture will be staying in Central Park in downtown Elkhart until February 2018.  The extended exhibit of this artwork was the result of the overwhelming positive reception to the sculpture by the city and surrounding area.

“We have so enjoyed the many comments and emails that we’ve received from Elkhart County and from visitors to the Quilt Gardens this summer.  Our thanks go out to everyone on the vast team from each town who helped to make this spectacular exhibit a reality,” notes Paula Stoeke, Curator for the Seward Johnson Atelier in Elkhart’s recent press release.

If you missed this exhibit of 56 sculptures, here are some of our favorite pictures.

 


 

(Closed October 1, 2017)

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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 arrived May 30th and stay through September 2017.

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“The Tooth” and Life-Scale Sculptures in Crown Point, Indiana

 

 

 

 

 

Crown Point
Indiana

“The Tooth”
May 2017 – February 2018

(Life-Scale exhibit is closed)

The city of Crown Point, Indiana is hosting an extremely unique monumental sculpture this year!  Seward Johnson’s gigantic tooth and two bronze art lovers contemplating the sculpture (man pictured), is on display outside of the artist’s New Jersey locale for the first time in decades.

Curious?

“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, including “No Hands” and “My Dog Has Flea” (pictured), sited throughout the city for visitor’s to discover.

Watch a short video of the installation of the Tooth in Crown Point

 

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 through info@sewardjohnsonatelier.org and 310 264 2400.

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

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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

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

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