Art in the Open Air

By: Amy Beck, marketing and communications manager on July 6th, 2022

These summer days are ones I wish we could bottle and uncork to savor in February. Absent that distilling miracle, the best option is to fully enjoy them now.

A bronze sculpture is of a spoonbill bird stands on tall legs as it looks downward. A horse, made from bronze, appears to be made from driftwood.

A dark brown bronze sculpture of a raven with head raised and beak open stands atop a circular stone.

The Rooftop Sculpture Garden, with three new stunning sculptures, offers alfresco opportunities to take in the beauty of artwork along with panoramic views of the Museum campus and beyond.

Just two weeks after the summer solstice, tomorrow evening is a perfect opportunity to visit the Museum to bask in this season’s extended daylight. During Night Out @ the Woodson on Thursdays, July 7, and August 4, when the Museum stays open until 7:30 pm, stroll and linger in the Rooftop Sculpture Garden and on terra firma throughout the Museum’s gardens and grounds.

Yoga session participants stand with arms stretching upward on grass in the Museum Sculpture Garden.

Participate in Sculpture Garden Yoga during Nights Out @ the Woodson Thursdays, July 7 & August 4, 5:30-6:30 pm, weather permitting, led by a 5 Koshas Yoga and Wellness instructor. Get details and register at

Even if weather doesn’t fully cooperate, explore the bounty awaiting in the galleries and Art Park, the Museum’s interactive gallery featuring garden-themed hands-on learning and art making for all.

Explore botanical art in Abundant Future: Cultivating Diversity in Garden, Farm, and Field, artwork from the Woodson Art Museum collection in Farm to Table, and collection glass that continues to shine this summer in Luster & Light: Art Nouveau Glass and Molten: 30 Years of American Glass. Experiment with augmented reality in Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination.

Sure to lift and refresh spirits like a cool glass of water on a hot summer day, visit to drink in these and many other options at the Museum soon and often; cheers!

A view from the rooftop shows the Museum sculpture garden's green grass, plantings, sculpture, and brick pathways.

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