Arts

Drawing from the Collection: 40 Years at Laumeier

When: Sat., April 1, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and April 2-July 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2017

Forty years ago, Laumeier Sculpture Park was just a 72-acre plot gifted to the county and a dream. Today it's home to 60 large-scale, outdoor works of art that each began as a dream in the mind of an artist. How does one begin to puzzle out what the three dimensions should be for Jonathan Borofsky's 24-foot-tall fiberglass man with a briefcase, or one of Andy Goldsworthy's earthworks? Many of the sculptures started as rough drafts in two dimensions, as drawings, photographs or collages. Drawing from the Collection: 40 Years at Laumeier presents a collection of these works in progress. It's both a celebration of four decades of the park's history and of the creative spirit that continues to drive Laumeier into the future.

Paul Friswold