Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Frederick Meijer Park, in Michigan USA, has a feature that intrigues The Golden Scope: it is a successful mix of art and nature.
It collects a lot of interesting works of art inserted in different natural environments and linked by rivers, while others works are housed in special rooms inside. A really open air museum… This aspect makes it unique.
Usually, when we think about a museum our mind imagines only large and austere rooms, inside a building, where people speak softly, intimidated by the art and also in those rooms there is often the echo too ….
The park has a permanent collection of about 200 works of art, both established artists and emerging. In addition, each year, three exhibitions of contemporary art attract visitors from all over the world.
As we said at the beginning, the peculiarity of this park is the integration between art and nature … in fact, in addition to the sculptures, there are some wonderful themed pavilions with hundreds of species of plants from five continents.
In this regard, we recommend the Earl and Donnalee Holton Arid Garden where it’s possible admire a wide variety of plants are able to survive in the most arid areas in the world and the collection of carnivorous plants, the only exposed to the public in USA.
Thanks to the above, Frederick Meijer Park has been ranked by Art Newspaper, a leader in global art news publication, among the top 100 most visited museums in the world! We recommend not miss to visit it if you have in program a travel in Michigan!
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