SCULPTURE GARDEN

Wander the Metal Museum's 3.2 acres of land filled with original sculpture by artists across the world. The Museum's sculpture garden includes over 20 pieces of sculpture ranging from simple yard art to more abstract metalwork. Listen to the clips below for an audio tour of the works on the Metal Museum grounds.
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For a transcript of all recordings in this tour, please click here.

AUDIO TOUR

History of our Neighborhood

1600s – 1960s

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History of the Grounds and the U.S. Marine Hospital

1881 – 1965

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History of the Museum

1976 – Present Day

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10th Anniversary Gates, 1989

Various Artists, Design by Richard Quinnell (English, b. 1940)

Forged steel and scrollwork frame with 23k gold leaf

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artists, 2014.2

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Kinetic Sculpture, 1984

L. Brent Kington (American, 1934-2013)

Stainless steel 

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artist, 1999.4.1 

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Anchored Candy No. 6 (Cleo), 2014

Vivian Beer (American, b. 1977)

Steel, automotive paint, gun blue patina

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artist and Repair Days 2018 Collection Sponsors, 2018.53.1

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Sacred Nature/Sacred Culture II, 1999

Wayne Potratz (American, b. 1942)

Cast Iron

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artist, 2018.4.1

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ABANA Sculpture Walk

Simon Benetton (Italian, 1933-2016), Punto d'Incontro, 1984
Alfred Habermann (Czech, 1930-2008), Untitled, 1984
Stuart Hill (American, b. 1943), Mollusk, 1982
Serge Marchal (French, b. 1944), Pelican, 1984

Antony Robinson (English, b. 1935), Winged Figure, 1984

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Big Chicken Gate, 1982

Richard Quinnell (English, b. 1940)

Mild steel, paint

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artist, 2009.2.1

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Everyone Thirst, 2012

Ira Hill (American, b. 1974)

Cast iron, earthwork

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artist, 2012.8.1

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Nova Scotia Boat, 1978

Bernie Hosey (Canadian, 1948-2012)

Cor-ten steel

Permanent Collection, Gift of Jim and Judy Wallace, 1999.2.1

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Goodbye, 2005

Dominice Gilbert (American, b. 1980)

Cast iron

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artist, 2006.1.1 

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The Friendship Bridge, 2000

Various Artists led by Fred Borcherdt (American, b. 1939), Concept by Manfred Bredohl (German, 1944-2002)

Forged, fabricated steel

Gift of ABANA

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Out of Chaos, Let Reason Prevail, 1998

Gregory Elliott (American, b. 1955)

Steel

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artist, 1999.3.1

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Gasparilla Bench, 1991

Gordon Chandler (American, b. 1953)

Reclaimed materials, new steel, stainless steel, paint

Permanent Collection, Gift of Wil and Sally Hergenrader, 1991.14.1

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Metal Museum Bench, 2012

Various Artists led by Alfred Bullermann, (German, b. 1961)

Mild Steel

Permanent Collection

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Ideas, 2006

Doug Hendrickson (American, 1938-2007)

Cor-ten steel, bronze, stone

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artist, 2006.6.1

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Discovery, 2010

Logan Hirsh (American, b. 1979)

Forged and fabricated steel

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artist, 2012.10.1

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Bronze Bell, 1853

G.W. Coffin & Co. and Buckeye Bell Foundry

Bronze

Permanent Collection, In Memory of Mr. and Mrs. John Palmer Kellogg, 1983.7.1

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Implement #11, 1987

Fred Borcherdt (American, b. 1939)

Steel, stone

Permanent Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Small, 1994.10.1

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Cornstalk Fence, c. 1850

Wood and Perot Ironworks of Philadelphia

Cast iron

Permanent Collection, Gift from the Gulf Coast Chapter of NOMMA, 1981.8.1

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Mississippi Decompose, 2018

Various Artists led by Roberto Giordani (Italian, b. 1967)

Steel

Permanent Collection, 2018.45.1

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The Real King Alfred, 1994

Jeff Fetty (American, b. 1953)

Forged, fabricated steel, paint

Permanent Collection, Gift of the River Bluff Forge Council, 1994.16.1

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Thicket III, 2015

Tom Joyce (American, b. 1956)

Stainless steel, cast iron

Long-term Loan, L2018.17.2

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Untitled, 1994

Paul Zimmermann (German, b. 1939)

Mild steel

Permanent Collection, Gift of the Artist, 1994.9.1

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