Environmentally controlled and purposely devoid of distractions, museum galleries provide the ideal setting to focus on art. But as spring weather entices us outside, you don’t have to choose between art and nature.
The Midwest and South are home to an array of engaging outdoor sculpture parks where the environment and distractions enhance the art experience. In these museums without walls, the sun can warm your face as you gaze upon a bronze obelisk rising out of a pond, or you can feel a breeze while exploring a meadow populated by a 20-foot-long fiberglass deer. Whether you hike amid woods or stroll through a city garden, these sculpture parks offer an enchanting combination of outdoor and man-made beauty.