Spring Comes to the Sculpture Garden

Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, N.J.

March 21, 2012, the first day of Spring

Grounds for Sculpture
Cuckoo's Nest, Zoran Mojsilov
Cuckoo’s Nest, Zoran Mojsilov
Regeneration, Kang Muxiang
Regeneration. The Taiwanese artist Kang Muxiang produced this from steel elevator cable from the skyscraper Taipai 101

Seward Johnson died a little more than a year ago in March of 2020 at age 90. He was the grandson of Robert Wood Johnson I, the founder of Johnson & Johnson. He worked for the family firm for a bit before he was fired by his uncle Robert Wood Johnson II.

Johnson is famous for his giant and life-sized bronze statues, often castings of living people engaged in their daily activities. He was the CEO of the Atlantic Foundation which created and opened the Grounds for Sculpture in 1992.

Erotica Tropicallis, Seward Johnson
Erotica Tropicallis, Seward Johnson
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7 Responses to Spring Comes to the Sculpture Garden

  1. Adam Zucker says:

    Thanks for this post Ken. Your documentation of the experience makes me feel like I was there….And it reminded me to make this the year that I do finally get to see the grounds in person!

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  2. Have you eaten at the restaurant right near there? I think it’s called Rat.

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    • Ken Dowell says:

      Yes. We were able to get an outdoor table there last week. Good restaurant. Rat’s is named after a character in the children’s book The Wind in the Willows. Fortunately it does not involve something found in the basement. Johnson’s sculptures are installed around the restaurant grounds as well.

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  3. ckennedy says:

    Sculpture gardens are so much fun! There are a few of them around here, so they’re refreshing to visit.

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  4. Donna Janke says:

    I love Seward Johnson’s people. Hope to see them in person some day.

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  5. Kelly MacKay says:

    I love public art. Thanks

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  6. Roadtirement says:

    What a lovely public art gallery, Ken. Someday if our travels put us nearby we’ll stop and take this in. Thank you for mentioning your S.J. posts!

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