PASEF Spring Outing - May 22, 2012

Grounds for Sculpture - Hamilton, NJ

Our 2012 Spring Outing will feature a day trip and guided tour of Grounds for Sculpture, in Hamilton, NJ.

Grounds for Sculpture, with over 230 modern sculptures displayed outdoors on 35 acres, is a hidden gem in our own backyard close to Trenton, NJ. Opened in 1992, Grounds for Sculpture was the brainchild of J. Seward Johnson, Jr., grandson of Robert Wood Johnson, the founder of Johnson & Johnson Corporation. Johnson envisioned a public sculpture garden where people from all backgrounds could become comfortable with contemporary art. Johnson's goal was fulfilled beyond his expectations. The grounds are planted with two thousand flowering shrubs and one thousand trees - many of them unique specimens. In addition, numerous waterways and ponds were created to enhance the display of the outdoor sculpture. Expect to be surprised by painstakingly detailed sculptural copies of famous paintings such as Manet's "Luncheon on the Grass."

The tour is scheduled for 11:00am on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Space is limited so if you would like to attend, please contact: emeritus@pobox.upenn.edu and indicate if you (and a guest) are either available to provide transportation to other members or in need of a ride. Entrance and tour fee will be approximately $13 and lunch will be individual purchase in the grounds Cafe. The Grounds are approximately 45 driving minutes north of Philadelphia and we will provide detailed directions to those attending.

We hope you can join us for this wonderful event.