Brookgreen Gardens is pleased to offer several important sculpture exhibitions throughout the year. All exhibits are included in garden admission.
January 25 – April 27
"Equine Spirit: The Horse in American Art"
This exhibit explores the history of the horse as subject matter for art in America and showcases important examples of work from the Brookgreen collection by Anna Hyatt Huntington, Charlotte Dunwiddie, and Marilyn Newmark, alongside borrowed works by other renowned sculptors and painters of horses.
May 17 – August 3
"Kent Ullberg: A Retrospective"
This is a traveling retrospective exhibit of 48 pieces by Kent Ullberg, widely recognized as one of the world's leading wildlife sculptors. The works give insight into Ullberg's sense of design and mechanics and also include smaller sculptures of unique and delicate beauty. Pieces in the exhibition span from Owl (1969) to Archipenko’s Heron (2004), and include Wind in the Sails, a 1999 stainless steel sculpture that stands in Stockholm, Sweden. The exhibit travels from the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ.
Kent Ullberg Lecture
Brookgreen Gardens’ visitors have enjoyed Kent Ullberg’s work for many years – his "Ring of Bright Water", a delightful circle of swimming otters, stands next to Jessamine Pond. He will speak about his art and life at 2:00 pm in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium. The talk is free with garden admission.
August 16 – November 2
"National Sculpture Society 81st Annual Awards Exhibition"
The annual juried exhibition of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, presents the work of masters alongside rising stars in American sculpture. Fifteen awards are presented by the Society along with the popular People’s Choice Award, determined by votes of visitors to Brookgreen Gardens.
November 28 – January 4, 2015
Art, History, and Horticulture Holiday Exhibits