Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park 12580 Rott Rd

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Laumeier Sculpture Park

St. Louis has long been a city where art and artists have thrived. Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the first and largest dedicated sculpture parks in the country. It was founded in 1976 when St. Louis artist Ernest Trova gave 40 artworks to the park Matilda Laumeier gifted to the city 8 years earlier. Today it is popular with locals and visitors alike and is one of the best ways to connect with St. Louis' unique perspective on culture and art. Check out this short video on what makes the park so special...

Over the years Laumeier has grown in both size and scope and now presents 60 works of large-scale outdoor sculptures in a 105-acre public park. Completely free and open daily it is a perfect place to take a stroll and enjoy nature and art simultaneously. The most famous sculpture in the park is the "EYE". "EYE" is a sculpture of a giant blue and white human eyeball made of fiberglass, resin, oil paint, and steel by Tony Tasset in 1960. The sculpture was modeled after Tasset's own eye and keeps constant watch over the park night and day. Whether that is comforting or unnerving is up for interpretation. Hosting a wide variety of temporary exhibitions and public events Laumeier is a meeting place for the city. With all of the sights and attractions in town it can be hard to decide on what to see and what to omit, but the perfect day in St. Louis will always include a stop at Laumeier Sculpture Park. Check out this video of the Laumeier After Dark celebration...

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