More than thirty years in the making, the 200-acre Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park is home to over a hundred steel sculptures – artist Jeffrey Rubinoff’s life’s work.
2022 Park Openings Dates and Concert Performances
Jeffrey Rubinoff wanted the Park to be a place for the appreciation of non-commodity values of art. As such, there is no charge for admittance, or for tours, concerts, or events. The sculptures are permanently sited. They are not for sale, and cannot be shown in another museum or any other context.
2022 Public openings are 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on the following days:
Thursday July 7
Tuesday July 12
Thursday July 14
Tuesday July 19
Thursday July 21
Tuesday July 26
Thursday July 28
Tuesday August 2 — 12pm Concert – See below for Details
Thursday August 4 — 12pm Concert – See below for Details
Saturday August 6
Tuesday August 9
Thursday August 11
Masters of Counterpoint Series August 2nd and 4th, 2022
Tuesday @ 12pm
Thursday @ 12pm, 1:00pm
The Aurora Piano Trio will perform selected repertoire to highlight the connection between counterpoint in musical and sculptural form.
Please bring a blanket or folding chairs and enjoy the performance outdoors in our amphitheatre. We encourage visitors to arrive early, reserve a spot, and then peruse the park. We also encourage visitors to bring sunscreen and water, it will be a hot day. Washrooms will not be available during the concert.
Special Landscape Tour with John McGillivray, Park Maintenance
2022 Tour date to be determined
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a spot on the tour.
2022 Forum on Art and Crises - Livestream Recording Access
For the first time, the Jeffrey Rubinoff Company of Ideas Forum was Livestreamed from the sculpture park, and is available to the interested public. Please use the following link to our Youtube to view the forum:
This year’s Forum we explore the relationship between art and catastrophe. We will reflect on the vast artistic consequences of Covid-19, but also examine how other crises, both past and present — shaped, and were shaped by, visual art. We will interrogate a cluster of questions that include, but are not limited to:
- Do crises make art more or less essential?
- How do social catastrophes undermine or damage art?
- Are artists obliged to address the major crises of their times?
- Do major social events permanently change art?
- Can art be therapeutic in times of crisis?
- How can art help us make sense of major historical crises?
To View Speakers and Presentations Click Below:
Parysa Mostajir selected as 2021 Rubinoff Post Doctoral Awardee
Parysa Mostajir is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago in Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, with degrees in philosophy, history of science, and archaeology and anthropology. Her interdisciplinary research analyzes the relationship between the cognitive processes of science and the aesthetic processes of art, and frames them as distinct, complementary, and mutually irreducible practices in human life. Inspired by John Dewey’s aesthetics and philosophy of science, she is currently developing a concept of ‘aesthetic technology’ to describe the methods by which art can serve crucial functions in democratic societies, including communicating the lived experience of diversely situated citizens and conducting powerful critiques and transformations of shared institutions and concepts.
JRSP featured in Canada wide listing of sculpture parks
Canadian national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, has featured The Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park among its list of eleven sculpture parks of Canada.
The Rubinoff sculpture collection
The Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park is the permanent site for over a hundred works by sculptor Jeffrey Rubinoff. Rubinoff spent over three decades reshaping the land to best showcase his artistic output.
He established the Sculpture Park to ensure perpetual access to and interpretation of the collection. The Park was also founded to promote the study and understanding of art as a source of knowledge.
Rubinoff believed that ‘art was an act of will in accord with a mature conscience’, and that the knowledge it contained and expressed could play an important role in the evolution of ideas, as well as its viewers’ consciences.
Dr. Allan Antliff honours Rubinoff’s work in Anarchist Studies journal
As Antliff writes: “I had the pleasure of getting to know the artist before his untimely passing, and quickly realised his views regarding art aligned with those of the American abstract expressionist movement’s anarchist founders (Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still). Like them, he sought to evoke the experience of the sublime, which he associated with a critical consciousness of our being in the world.”