Socrates Sculpture Park is the only site in the New York Metropolitan area specifically dedicated to providing artists with opportunities
to create and exhibit large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations in a unique outdoor environment that encourages strong interaction
between artists, artworks and the public.
The park's existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the
survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment.
Socrates Sculpture Park was an abandoned riverside landfill and illegal dumpsite until 1986 when a coalition of artists
members, under the leadership of artist Mark di Suvero, transformed it into an open studio and exhibition space for artists and a
neighborhood park for local residents.
Today it is an internationally renowned outdoor museum and artist residency program that also serves as a vital
New York City park offering a wide variety of free public services.