Spring exhibition opens May 8th
30th anniversary season
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FOLLY to FUNCTION
Sticks by Hou de Sousa
Saturday Sculpture Workshops
Begin Saturday May 7
Earth Day, Every Day
Yousif Dawud, our Resident Horticulturalist, is spending Earth Day working in the garden with local students.
Folly 2016 Announced
Hou de Sousa’s inventive design, ‘Sticks,’ is this year’s Folly winner.
2016 Season Announced!
It’s our 30th anniversary. See what’s happening this year.
Want to intern at Socrates?
We are accepting applications for a (paid) intern: apply here!
Socrates announces Landmark
As part of the park’s 30th anniversary, we are pleased to announce LANDMARK, a series of artist projects that transform the land.
Did you miss the EAF15 Exhibition?
Experience all fifteen artworks through our EAF15 Artist Profiles!
EAF15 Closes Sunday March 13th
Be sure to make a visit to the park part of your weekend plans.
Artist Melanie McLain explores the intersection of public and private in her EAF15 installation.
EAF15 Closes March 13th
On March 5th, join Socrates and The Armory Show for a closing tour, performance & reception.
The Door of No Return
EAF15 Artist Torkwase Dyson explores architecture as a window onto the lived experience of slavery. Read more in our latest Artist Profile.
EAF15 artist Kirsten Nelson’s installation reflects the changing nature of the neighborhood. Read the whole story in our latest Artist Profile.
Artist asks public to participate
EAF15 Artist Carla Edwards asks visitors to leave an object in the cluster of grottos that make up her ‘Gain and Cost.’ Find out more in our latest Artist Profile.
Interested in learning more about the intricate camouflage on Aaron Sugg’s ‘Untitled (Dazzle Dinghy)’? Read our most recent EAF15 Artist Profile.
Transforming data into art
EAF15 artist Noa Younse makes data visible in his installation, ‘The Ant Ensemble,’ find out how in our latest Artist Profile.
~~~ Socrates is Open! ~~~
Winter Storm Jonas dropped almost two feet of snow – come by to see our EAF15 exhibition in this winter wonderland! Tag your photos #SocratesInSnow
‘Master Work: Astoria Houses, Building 24’
EAF15 artist Kenseth Armstead wanted to create a link between the park and nearby Astoria Houses, find out more in our latest Artist Profile.
Final Call: Apps Due 1/25
EAF16 and FOLLY 2016 competitions will close on Monday, Jan 25th. APPLY NOW.
‘Dessert Babes’ Asks us to love our bodies just as they are
Read more about Charlotte Hyzy’s outlook on figure and form in our latest EAF15 Artist Profile.
Socrates Receives Inaugural Grant
The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation just announced their first Arts & Social Justice grantees, and will support our 30th anniversary public art program!
Meet our new Director of Exhibitions, Jess Wilcox
Read the announcement in ArtForum.
Our latest EAF15 Artist Profile
Find out what inspired artist José Carlos Casado’s beautiful and mysterious “raw diamonds.”
Latest folly catalogue is out!
FOLLY 2015: Featuring interviews, essays, and notable entries, this catalogue is a MUST READ for those interested in applying for 2016.
‘Inclusions’ by Davey Hawkins
Surfing and sculpture collide in our most recent Artist Profile – read on!
Park takes an ‘Active Turn’
Discover Freya Powell’s spinning EAF15 project in our latest Artist Profile
HELP US GROW
Now is a great time to support Socrates Sculpture Park with a tax-deductible year-end gift.
Lena Henke’s ‘Stand Back’
Explore Henke’s modern Romanticism in her EAF15 Artist Profile.
Coming to you live from Miami
Music is in the air
Discover the story behind David Horvitz’s installation, part of EAF15.
Behind EAF15’s “Another Land”
In our latest profile, learn more about Leah Raintree’s process and concept behind her EAF15 work, Another Land…
Our Latest Park Profile
Resident horticulturalist Yousif Dawud has cared for the park’s gardens for the last decade…
Last Chance: The Living Pyramid
See Agnes Denes’s monumental work, ArtForum’s Critic’c Pick, thru Oct 31
Voted best public art this fall!
ArtNet named Duke Riley’s Broadway Billboard as top ten outdoor art installations in NYC!
Socrates is looking for a Director of Exhibitions.
Due to inclement weather, SkowheganPerforms has been cancelled.
SkowheganPerforms this Sat
Alumni from the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture will activate the park through site-specific performances on from 1-5PM
EAF15 now open
Miss the opening for EAF15 on Sunday? Check out this video of the event and stop by the park to see all 15 new installations!
last weekend for lic art bus
Visit four LIC museums on this free shuttle
circus amok returns this sat
Join us in the park on September 12 for juggling, acrobatics, & performance art!
Suite Summer Fest Announced!
Check out the 11 amazing dance companies scheduled to perform at the park over Labor Day weekend!
interview with Heide fasnacht
Watch an interview with the artist about the inspiration for her sinkhole sculpture on view until August 30.
Living Pyramid On View thru Oct
Agnes Denes’ iconic Living Pyramid has been extended and will remain on view in the park through October 31st!
Interview with IK Studio
IK Studio in conversation with Elissa Goldstone – read the interview here and visit the park to see Torqueing Spheres, now in its final week!
lic block party
We will be at the LIC Block Party this Saturday from 12 to 5PM – visit us and many other LIC arts and cultural orgs!
2015 annual benefit gala
Join us on September 21st as we honor Nancy A. Nasher and Melvin Edwards. To purchase tickets or make a contributions, click here.
Heide Fasnacht interview
Check out this current Socrates artist’s in-depth interview about her sculpture, Suspect Terrain, on view in the park through August.
New Catalog available now
Agnes Denes, The Living Pyramid is now available here!
Our Latest Profile
Dance at Socrates Kicks Off
Norte Maar’s annual monthlong dance program is happening in August.
Hip to Hip Theatre on Sundays!
Free Shakespeare returns this month with two full productions and kid-friendly activities.
GAINSBOURG POSTPONED TO 8/26
Due to inclement weather, Outdoor Cinema will extend to our rain date 8/26.
Come Work with Us!
We are seeking an energetic & experienced Director of Public Programs: View the job description.
We Want to Hear From You
Please take a moment to complete our online survey, and thanks!
On archleague.org, check out a photo essay & discussion on the creation of ‘Torqueing Spheres’ with folly winners IK Studio.
Our Latest Profile
Outdoor Cinema 2015 is Here!
Every Wednesday in July & August. Click here for the full schedule.
Learn more about Urban Shaman Mama Donna as part of our new profile series.
Saturday Sculpture Workshops
Drop by any Saturday from 12-3 to work with a Socrates artist and create your own artwork! Great for kids and their families. Here is the schedule.
Outdoor Cinema Announced
The 2015 summer line-up kicks off July 1st, and can be found here.
New Public Art On View Now
LIC Bike Parade on June 6
Our annual festival returns with bike swaps, helmet fittings, and a parade! Learn more…
Seeking artist/fabricator to become the park’s full time Studio & Park Manager.
Agnes Denes at Socrates
We are thrilled to announce a new commission by visionary artist Agnes Denes. Learn more.
IK Studio Wins Folly 2015
Socrates and ArchLeague announce the winner of FOLLY 2015. Learn More.
Visit our Digital Archives
Meet our EAF14 Artists
15 new works by Emerging Artist Fellows on view. Learn more…
2014 Gala was a Success!
Click here for photos…
Dance at Socrates Begins
Norte Maar & Socrates launch a month of dance. Learn more…
Socrates Opens Backyard Pool in Court Square
Tamara Johnson’s pool opens Aug 2 at The Lot. Learn more…
PUSSY RIOT RESCHEDULED
Rain date is Wed, August 27th.
Socrates + Film Forum Announce 2014 Line-Up
Our 16th international film fest kicks off July 2. Read more…
Whitney Museum Donates Studio to Socrates
The Whitney Museum will donate its freestanding educational studio, designed by LOT-EK, to the park for adaptive reuse. Read More…
Art in America on Scarecrow:
“It’s an altogether profound experience that brings together art and nature, ” writes Faye Hirsch. Read full article
Free Shuttle Launches May 10
Learn more about LIC Art Bus
SPRING SHOW OPENS MAY 11
Four new solo presentations open on May 11th from 2-6PM
BUILD YOUR OWN FURNITURE
Register now to build your own Noguchi-inspired furniture!
Folly 2014 Winner Announced
Austin+Mergold, selected from 170+ proposals, wins 3rd annual Folly competition with SuralArk.