Nestled on nearly three acres, two terraced gardens are home to 34 masterworks of modern and contemporary sculpture ranging from Auguste Rodin’s striding Balzac (1892) to Alexander Calder’s soaring red 100 Yard Dash (1969), providing a 100-year survey of sculpture from the figural to the abstract.
Janet and Alan Wurtzburger Sculpture Garden
Amidst a beautiful flagstone terrace and fountain, the Janet and Alan Wurtzburger Sculpture Garden highlights early 20th-century works, such as:
- Emile-Antoine Bourdelle’s figural Fruit (1911)
- Henry Moore’s boulder-size, abstract Three-Piece Reclining Figure No. 1 (1961–1962)
- Max Bill’s granite interpretation of the Möbius strip, Endless Ribbon (1953)
Ryda and Robert H. Levi Sculpture GardenSloping garden paths and lush foliage showcase works from the latter half of the 20th century, including:
- José Ruiz de Rivera’s slowly revolving Construction 140 (1971)
- Tony Smith’s monumental triangle of black steel, Spitball (1961)
- Michael Heizer’s granite fragments of a deconstructed circle, Eight-Part Circle (1976/1987)
The BMA Sculpture Gardens are free to the public and open Wednesday-Friday 10am to dusk, and Saturday-Sunday 11am to dusk.
Each summer the BMA presents the popular Jazz in the Sculpture Garden concerts, featuring critically acclaimed national and regional jazz musicians. Enjoy an intimate concert seating in the gardens, bring or purchase a picnic, or make reservations for an elegant dinner at Gertrude’s restaurant.
BMA Sculpture Garden Cell Phone Tour
Explore the BMA’s sculpture gardens with a cell phone tour. Call 443-573-1822 to hear commentary by BMA Director Doreen Bolger, Objects Conservator Ann Boulton, sculptor Mark di Suvero, and BMA Trustee Peggy Heller.
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