Atlanta Botanical Garden presents Independent Visions. Sculpture in the Garden

. May 15, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Atlanta Botanical Garden in collaboration with the Marlborough Gallery New York, presents Independent Visions. Sculpture in the Garden, featuring 19 contemporary works by artists Magdalena Abakanowicz, Chakaia Booker, Red Grooms, Clement Meadmore, Michele Oka Doner, Beverly Pepper, George Rickey, Kenneth Snelson, and Manolo Valdés. On view through october, 2012.

The exhibition continues the Garden’s tradition of presenting works by internationally renowned artists in an extraordinary natural setting of 30 acres, including 12 thematic gardens. Past exhibitions have included the work of Dale Chihuly, Henry Moore, and Niki de Saint Phalle. “The Garden has become the Atlanta venue outdoors to see the best in contemporary art,” said Mary Pat Matheson, the Garden’s executive director
The nine artists have each produced significant bodies of work and are renowned internationally for their singular and independent vision. The collective artists’ body of work spans the breadth of 20th- and 21st- century sculpture.

On Thursday evenings, visitors may experience Independent Visions: Sculpture in the Garden theatrically lit during Cocktails in the Garden. The exhibition is presented with the generous support of the Fulton County Arts Council and the Forward Arts Foundation.

The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment. The Garden is located at 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE and open November through March from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuesday through Sunday and from April through October from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (until 10 p.m. Thursdays). Admission is $18.95 adults, $12.95 children 3-12, free to children under 3 and Garden members. For information, visit atlantabotanicalgarden.org or phone 404-876-5859.

Category: Natural History

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