Old Westbury Garden Exhibit Extended thru Oct 1st

Old Westbury Gardens

Westbury, NY
Extended thru October 1

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” (pictured), 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 Printable Location Map!

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





Elkhart County

Northern Indiana Heritage Trail

May 30 – Oct 1


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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

May 31 – Sept

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.


“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!

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.
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