Established in 1950, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of
its kind in New England encompassing 30 acres, 20 miles northwest of Boston. In
2009, deCordova changed its name from deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park to deC
ordova Sculpture Park and Museum to emphasize its renewed focus on sculpture and
to support the institutions goal of becoming a premier Sculpture Park by 20
20. Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern an
d contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hos
ts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum. Inside,
the Museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions and innovative interp
Rachel Perry Welty, “Lost in My Life”
In March of 2010, deCordova acquired its first work by an international sculptor
and continues to bolster the curatorial program by exhibiting high-quality, acc
essible art of nationally and internationally recognized artists indoors and out
. To maintain its commitment to New England artists and emphasize the quality an
d vitality of the art created in this region, deCordova launched the deCordo
va Biennial in 2010 and the PLATFORM series in 2009.
Patrons of deCordova can enjoy year round activities in the Sculpture Park and M
useum, including snowshoe tours, yoga in the park, birding tours, curator and ar
tist conversations, and many special talks, screenings, and events. Unique to de
Cordova, the Corporate Program provides area businesses the opportunity to suppo
rt the institution and regional artists through membership initiatives and Art L
oan options. DeCordova is also home to the only preschool embedded in a contempo
rary art museum in the United States.
Think and make BIG things together in deCordovas 30-acre Sculpture Park. The
med week-long sessions inspired by contemporary art and the landscape connect ki
ds to real world ideas, unbounded creativity, and inspiring innovation. This chi
ld friendly museum, offering summer camps “The Hive” for curious kids who want m
ake, discover and investigate and have fun! Ages 5-12yrs.
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