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Where to See Outdoor Sculpture in the Hamptons

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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.

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1. "Stargazer"

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County Road 111
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

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25 Jobs Ln
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-0967
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Now being renovated and restored, the former Parrish Art Gallery space retains the busts of the Twelve Caesars outdoors.

3. Parrish Art Museum

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279 Montauk Hwy
Water Mill, NY 11976
(631) 283-2118
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The outdoor gallery at Parrish is currently displaying work by Josephine Meckseper.

4. Nova's Ark

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60 Millstone Road
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

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36 Mitchells Lane
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Bridge Gardens, owned by the Peconic Land Trust, puts on annual exhibitions of sculpture.

6. Sagaponack Sculpture Field

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81 Wilkes Ln
Sagaponack, NY

The Sagaponack Sculpture Field is the work of Hans Vandebovenkamp. He turned a horse farm into a unique sculpture environment.

7. "Legs"

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Madison Street & Henry Street
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

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133 Hands Creek Rd
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

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158 Main St
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-0806
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The Sculpture Garden at the back of Guild Hall is a hidden gem, displaying ongoing sculpture exhibits in the open air.

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1. "Stargazer"

County Road 111, 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.

County Road 111
Manorville, NY 11949

2. Southampton Center

25 Jobs Ln, Southampton, NY 11968

Now being renovated and restored, the former Parrish Art Gallery space retains the busts of the Twelve Caesars outdoors.

25 Jobs Ln
Southampton, NY 11968

3. Parrish Art Museum

279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976

The outdoor gallery at Parrish is currently displaying work by Josephine Meckseper.

279 Montauk Hwy
Water Mill, NY 11976

4. Nova's Ark

60 Millstone Road, 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.

60 Millstone Road
Bridgehampton, NY 11976

5. Bridge Gardens

36 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Bridge Gardens, owned by the Peconic Land Trust, puts on annual exhibitions of sculpture.

36 Mitchells Lane
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

6. Sagaponack Sculpture Field

81 Wilkes Ln, Sagaponack, NY

The Sagaponack Sculpture Field is the work of Hans Vandebovenkamp. He turned a horse farm into a unique sculpture environment.

81 Wilkes Ln
Sagaponack, NY

7. "Legs"

Madison Street & Henry Street, 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.

Madison Street & Henry Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

8. Longhouse Reserve

133 Hands Creek Rd, 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.

133 Hands Creek Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

9. Guild Hall

158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937

The Sculpture Garden at the back of Guild Hall is a hidden gem, displaying ongoing sculpture exhibits in the open air.

158 Main St
East Hampton, NY 11937