Programming at Socrates Sculpture Park in 2013 is made possible by major donations from:
AT&T, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Charina Endowment Fund, Consolidated Edison Company, Dedalus Foundation, Dr. Jonathan T. Deland and Emme Deland, Mark di Suvero, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Ford Foundation, Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Agnes Gund, Jerome Foundation, Herbert J. Kayden M.D., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Family of Phyllis and Bill Levin, The Henry Luce Foundation, Ivana Mestrovic, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, The New York Community Trust, Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, David N. Pincus, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Silvercup Studios, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Smith, Jerry I. Speyer
Founded in 1986, Socrates is celebrating over 25 years of exhibitions and programming. During this period, the Park has been host to over 900 artists facilitating the production and exhibition of outdoor artworks. We would like to thank all our supporters, artists, performers, teachers, and public for making Socrates Sculpture Park a very special place.
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Since the Park's early years, Plant Specialists, a talented team of architects, designers and horticulturists, has donated trees and plants to the Park and continues to do so today. In 2006, the company's owner, Grahame Hubbard, furthered their commitment to the Park by helping to enhance the landscape, as well as to redefine and expand the Park's Community Works Initiative Program.
Plant Specialists has also dedicated its resources and expertise to the Park's Exhibition and Education Programs by offering materials for artists' installations and summer workshops.
In recognition for its contributions to both the international art world and the local community in Queens, received many awards. In 2007, Socrates was honored by the Long Island City Business Development Corporation for the Park's contribution to the economic growth of Long Island City, and was recognized for its exemplary community service, with a New York State Assembly Citation presented by Assemblywoman Catherine T. Nolan. Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently acknowledged Socrates' importance to the city's cultural life, with a 2006 Proclamation on the occasion of the Park's 20th Anniversary. Member of Congress Carolyn B. Maloney also recognized this milestone with a Congressional Record recognizing Socrates' enormous contributions to the cultural and civic life of our nation. In 2004, the New York City Department of Small Business Services presented Socrates with a Neighborhood Development Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Development. In 2003, Socrates was selected to receive the "Downstate Organization Award for Advancing Cultural Development in New York State" by the Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations. In 2000, the Park was awarded both the New York State Governor's Arts Award and a Special Citation from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. In 1998 the Park received a National Recognition Award from the America the Beautiful Fund and in 1995 it was named a "Great American Place", selected as one of 63 specially recognized sites from around the country that are exemplary models of our built environment.
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