Sometimes, you just need to be still and enjoy the beauty of artwork in the lovely natural setting of the Hamptons. When Curbed HQ asked us to create a map of public art, we were somewhat at a loss. While of course the Hamptons is awash in art, the definition of public art is hard to pin down, especially in a more rural area. What we wound up with turned out to be a map of outdoor sculpture more than anything else. If we forgot anything, please let us know.Read More
Where to See Outdoor Sculpture in the Hamptons
Manorville, NY 11949
Love it or hate it, this deer looking to the sky by Linda Scott is often considered “the gateway to the Hamptons.” This piece was originally meant to be at the entrance to the Animal Rescue Fund in East Hampton but was deemed unsafe.
2. Southampton Center
Now being renovated and restored, the former Parrish Art Gallery space retains the busts of the Twelve Caesars outdoors.
3. Parrish Art Museum
The outdoor gallery at Parrish is currently displaying work by Josephine Meckseper.
4. Nova's Ark
Bridgehampton, NY 11976
Sculpture by Mihai Popa, known as Nova (1928-2009), dot the 95-acre landscape at the Ark Project. The sculpture park with galleries is intended to link together nature, architecture and philosophy.
5. Bridge Gardens
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Bridge Gardens, owned by the Peconic Land Trust, puts on annual exhibitions of sculpture.
6. Sagaponack Sculpture Field
The Sagaponack Sculpture Field is the work of Hans Vandebovenkamp. He turned a horse farm into a unique sculpture environment.
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
This large sculpture by the late Larry Rivers has been mired in controversy. Is it art or is it an accessory structure? Lawsuits between Sag Harbor village and the owners continue.
8. Longhouse Reserve
East Hampton, NY 11937
16 acres of gardens and art surround the home of Jack Lenor Larsen, which also serves as the reserve's offices. New exhibitions are put on each year of outdoor sculptures and other displays, making for a magical experience.
9. Guild Hall
The Sculpture Garden at the back of Guild Hall is a hidden gem, displaying ongoing sculpture exhibits in the open air.