Visit the Long Island SculptureCenter


Are you a lover of the arts in the Long Island City area? Then plan a visit to the SculptureCenter this month! This nonprofit arts institution was founded in 1928 and is dedicated to contemporary sculpture. This center in New York is filled with the highest quality sculptures of emerging national and international artists – how inspiring! Read and explore what all is in store for your next visit to the SculptureCenter.

SculptureCenter Exhibitions

Appreciate contemporary art as you admire the exhibitions of the SculptureCenter. The art is always changing every other month, so be prepared for upcoming exhibits! Don’t miss out on Kelly Akashi’s Long Exposure exhibition starting September 18th–December 18th. Kelly Akashi is an artist from Los Angeles pursuing her dreams in sculpture and photography. Come support and see her talents at her first solo institutional presentation.

Another upcoming exhibition you must see Nicola L’s 1968 to the Present opening September 18th–December 18th as well. Nicole is an experienced artist that resides in New York. She is mainly known for her differently formatted, unique works. She often takes the human body and represents it as furniture-like objects and vice versa.

Upcoming Events

Help the tradition live on! Attend the Clay Club’s Community Sculpture Studio on August 19th, 2017. The SculptureCenter was founded as Clay Club in 1928 by sculptor Dorothea Denslow. Exhibitions took place in Denslow’s Brooklyn studio before the institution. Students gathered together every summer (from 1928–1939) to collectively sculpt with natural clays. Come visit this August as an exhibition will be open to the public with two-thousand pounds of clay available for use! The event will be from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. with FREE admission. Get creative as the SculptureCenter celebrates this special occasion.

Get your fanciest shoes on at the SculptureCenter’s Annual Benefit Gala this October 26th, 2017. Come honor John Armleder and Charlotte Feng Ford at Long Island City’s waterfront event space, Anable Basin. All the proceeds will go to the SculptureCenter’s programs, exhibitions, and operations.

Visitor Information

If you’re interested in everything you’ve read so far, plan a trip to Long Island City to experience something truly amazing. Exhibition hours are Thursday–Monday, 11  a.m.–6 p.m. The institution closes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Admission to the SculptureCenter is a $5 suggested donation. If you are a student, it is only $3. Feel free to bring your furry friend on a leash because animals are allowed!

Group tours are also available for a small fee. Get a 45-minute exclusive tour through the SculptureCenter for your group. Rates usually start at $70 for schools and $100 for private groups. For more information, contact

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