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Grounds For Sculpture Photography Exhibit at Lakefront Gallery
Date: 1/17/2017

RWJ Hamilton joins the Princeton Photography Club in presenting A Grounds For Sculpture History: The Land in Pictures and Words, now on display at RWJ Hamilton’s Lakefront Gallery.

An opening reception will be held Thursday, January 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with light refreshments and a door prize for a one-year membership to the Grounds For Sculpture.

The exhibition showcases the dramatic evolution of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds into Grounds For Sculpture beginning in 1984 when the Atlantic Foundation purchased twelve overgrown and neglected acres of the old Fairgrounds property adjacent to the Seward Johnson Atelier.

From this desolate site emerged founder Seward Johnson’s dream of a park that would become an oasis and respite for all visitors. His goal of creating a place where contemporary sculpture would be accessible to everyone continues today.

A Grounds For Sculpture History: The Land in Pictures and Words showcases 85 images created by Princeton Photography Club members, newspaper articles from the Hamilton Historical Society, and photographs from the Grounds For Sculpture archival collection.

Visit the exhibit to learn more about Grounds For Sculpture’s development and to view the transformation of the flat, barren remains of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds into the beautiful 42-acre sculpture park that is now Grounds For Sculpture.