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“A Treasure of Modernist Sculpture and Other Art”

DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The largest of its kind in New England, this sculpture park encompasses 35 acres, 20 miles northwest of Boston. The park features a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, and hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan. Year round activities include snowshoe tours, yoga in the park, birding tours, curator and artist conversations, and many special talks, screenings, and events.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The museum has grown from hosting modest exhibits in a house to a major sculpture park and modernist gallery. Its bold approach is not for those put off by modern art, but nevertheless the museum does an admirable job interpreting what it has on view. And a lovely café is welcome in a town with no other restaurants.

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We came here with a group. The grounds are lovely and worth the $14 admission charge just for that. The exhibits were … well … interesting. I don't know much about art but I guess my tastes run more towards standard/classical art. Some of these exhibits were --- can't even come up with a description. Well, you can go and see for yourself.

1  Thank Cindy T
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The DeCordova Sculpture Park was a great take on a beautiful day. The grounds are stunning and beautifully maintained. The views are wonderful and peaceful. We very much enjoyed walking around and exploring the grounds, but doubt we would go back again...

A few of the sculptures were quite impressive, but we found many of them just did not "speak" to us. The informational brochure provided on entry was not very informative so it was difficult to really get into the zone to appreciate the different pieces. The mansion was interesting, primarily for the history behind it. The current exhibits (about space and the use of space) were not impressive. The "minimalist" space exhibit looks like a couple of rooms with wires and pipes, getting READY to install the real exhibit. I figured maybe we are just too old school, but the 20 year olds with us were equally confused.

We got a discount on admission through our local library -- that was nice.

1  Thank Kmcoyle
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The park is well kept and cheap to enter. $14 adults and free for kids under 12. The sculptures are spread out in the park and there is plenty to see and admire. The two hearts are spectacular! There is a nice cafe area with outdoor seating a a museum. Worth the visit and child friendly!

Thank Danuza
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Turned 60 this year and for some reason had never been to the Decordova! What was I thinking? The museum is housed in a former Mansion and has a considerable amount of studio space added on. The museum portion is small but coupled with the acres and acres of beautiful grounds that are home to 50 outdoor sculptures of all shapes, sizes and media. This would be a great place to bring a blanket and lunch and just hang around enjoying the grounds and sculptures. We were there on a Saturday there is a guided tour (outside at 1:00, Inside at 2:00 on Sundays. Check website for other days) each an hour long and each touches on 5 exhibits. We had a really knowledgeable, engaging guide who teaches adult art history course at local colleges and universities. Had a great tour. In the winter they even do an outside tour on snowshoes. Great place to bring your friends or family- visit once and you will want to visit often

Thank Sully234
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