VISITING AND PARK EVENTS

The Sculpture Park is open to the public for self-guided viewing or curator-guided tours from mid-July to mid-August each year. Exact opening times vary, so please check the website for the current years openings and events. In addition to openings for the general public to view the sculpture, other events and openings are held throughout the year.

Visiting the park

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.

2020 Public openings are 9:30 am to 1:00 pm on the following days:

Tuesday, July 14
Thursday, July 16

Tuesday, July 21
Thursday, July 23

Tuesday, July 28
Thursday, July 30

Tuesday, August 4
Wednesday, August 5
Thursday, August 6

Tuesday, August 11
Wednesday, August 12
Thursday, August 13

 

Why book a curator-led tour?

Jeffrey Rubinoff’s sculptures communicate through an abstract language of gesture, form, rhythm, and movement. For those unfamiliar with viewing abstract sculptural work, a curator-led tour can introduce you to the artist’s aesthetic and philosophical aims, as well as his intellectual context and history. Over the course of an approximately two-hour stroll, you will be given visual and aesthetic-analytical tools to help understand and enjoy the collection more deeply.

Visiting outside public opening times

Outside of regular openings and pre-planned events, we do not open the park for individual viewing or tours. If you would like to propose an event or request an exception to this policy for an individual tour, please contact us as far in advance as possible.

Can I use the park for an arts event?

If you would like to propose an educational event, conference, course or workshop at the Park, please do get in touch with us. There are several other regularly scheduled events throughout the year, so advance planning is crucial.

Please note that the Sculpture Park is mandated only to host events that engage with the sculpture collection, or with concerns or values expressed by Jeffrey Rubinoff.

If your event is approved, the venue is provided free of charge. No additional funding is available for such events.

We require that all events are free to attend, or by donation for a non-profit or public service cause.

Music in the park

Each year we host two public concerts during our summer opening season called Masters of Counterpoint. All the music performed employs a technique called counterpoint, which Rubinoff used extensively to compose his sculpture. For the past decade, the Borealis String Quartet has been our resident string quartet performing exquisite music by Beethoven, Haydn, Shostakovich, and Schönberg. Click here for more information on the Borealis String Quartet.

2021 Masters of Counterpoint Concert Series
TBD

2020 Masters of Counterpoint Concert Series
Postponed

2019 Masters of Counterpoint Concert Series

Sunday July 21, 2019
Borealis String Quartet concert at 12:00pm
Beethoven, String Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No. 2

Saturday July 27, 2019 
Borealis String Quartet concert at 12:00pm
Beethoven, String Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No. 1

Preparing for your visit

The exhibit covers ca. 100 acres. Self-guided visitors should plan a minimum of at least 45 minutes to see the whole park. Curator-led tours take around two hours.

The artist’s studio is open to visitors. However, as per the artist’s wishes, we recommend visiting the studio after seeing the sculptures.

The Hornby bus stops at the Sculpture Park. Please see Hornby Bus for a schedule.

Click here for frequently asked questions

 

Book a tour

Tours can be booked in advance during most public openings.

+1 778 992 1400
curator [AT] rubinoffsculpturepark.org