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Always Growing. Always Beautiful. Always New.

It’s not just the masterpieces of art and nature that delight your senses. Or the surprising silhouettes and endless kaleidoscope of colors and textures that inspire you most. It’s the one brief shining moment of clarity about what matters most to you that will bring you back time after time.

Tours, programs and interactive activities are available for visitors throughout the year. Discovery carts are made available periodically so visitors can handle sculptors’ tools and materials, learn about plants in new ways and have hands-on experiences. Printed looking guides lead visitors through changing exhibitions with thought-provoking questions, exhibition overviews and specific things to find. Free public programs for sculpture exhibitions assist visitors in understanding content and ideas through lectures, gallery walks, family activities and demonstrations.

Sculpture Collection & Exhibitions

Ranked in the top 30 most-visited art museums worldwide by Art Newspaper, the leading publication in global art news, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has grown to become an international destination. The sculpture program features more than 200 works in the permanent collection sited both indoors and outdoors on the 158-acre main campus.

The permanent collection focuses on works by established and emerging sculptors from the Modern tradition to the present. Earliest works date to the second half of the 19th century with masters such as Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Edgar Degas and Auguste Rodin. Starting with these masters, the comprehensive presentation includes sculptors from the late 19th century to the present.

Three temporary exhibitions are also developed annually, most curated by and for Meijer Gardens. These special exhibitions are shown within the large indoor galleries and associated indoor and outdoor spaces. The sculpture exhibition program is dedicated to sculpture traditions of all periods and exhibitions have ranged from large-scale presentations of modern masters such as Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore to contemporary masters such as Ai Weiwei, George Segal, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Mark di Suvero, Anthony Caro and Richard Hunt.

Sculpture Collection

The Sculpture Park features significant works of art within a variety of natural settings connected by waterways, meandering paths, lawns, meadows and quiet walkways. Within the Sculpture Park's 30 acres is one of the most comprehensive collections of outdoor sculpture in the world.

Horticulture

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park integrates the experience of striking gardens with fine art. The emphasis is on horticultural displays showcasing a beautiful array of plants appropriate for the Midwest and specialized plants from regions around the world. Presentation ranges from planned and manicured to natural and native.

Amphitheater Garden

Home of the Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens and Tuesday Evening Music Club, the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater, a garden in its own right, features manicured terraced lawn seating, trees, perennials, bold tropical exotics as well as sculptures by Michele Oka Doner, Sean Henry, Barry Flanagan and Igor Mitoraj.

Notable Gardens & Exhibitions

Mar 1, 2023 - Apr 30, 2023

Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming

The Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming, a beloved temporary annual exhibition features thousands of tropical butterflies from Central and South America, Africa and Asia freely flying in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory. Every year from March 1 through April 30, experience butterflies close up and watch them emerge from their chrysalises right before your eyes.

Sep 16, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022

Chrysanthemums & More!

As you explore our gardens and grounds—indoors and out—note the rich color palette, tempting textures, and striking details of this year’s exhibition theme: Unexpected Color.

Nov 22, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023

University of Michigan Health-West: Christmas & Holiday Traditions

The beloved University of Michigan Health-West: Christmas & Holiday Traditions exhibition begins in November and runs through the entire month of December and into January each year. It includes more than 40 trees and cultural displays, over 300,000 colorful lights both indoors and outdoors, choirs, rooftop reindeer, as well as the wonderful Railway Garden.

Music

Jun 1, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022

Summer Concerts

The annual Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens concert series brings the finest national and international musicians to West Michigan, thrilling music lovers across all generations and genres.

Children dancing on Tuesday with audience in the background

Jun 7, 2022 - Aug 30, 2022

Tuesday Evening Music Club

Tuesday Evening Music Club brings talented local and regional musicians and cultural organizations to the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage, on Tuesday evenings throughout June, July and August.

Jun

5

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Jun 5, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Past Event

Jim & Marie Preston Sunday Strings

Musicians from West Michigan will gather at Meijer Gardens this summer to present the Jim & Marie Preston Sunday Strings live classical chamber music concert series.

Ranked in the top 30 most-visited art museums worldwide by Art Newspaper, the leading publication in global art news, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has grown to become an international destination. The sculpture program features more than 200 works in the permanent collection sited both indoors and outdoors on the 158-acre main campus.

The permanent collection focuses on works by established and emerging sculptors from the Modern tradition to the present. Earliest works date to the second half of the 19th century with masters such as Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Edgar Degas and Auguste Rodin. Starting with these masters, the comprehensive presentation includes sculptors from the late 19th century to the present.

Three temporary exhibitions are also developed annually, most curated by and for Meijer Gardens. These special exhibitions are shown within the large indoor galleries and associated indoor and outdoor spaces. The sculpture exhibition program is dedicated to sculpture traditions of all periods and exhibitions have ranged from large-scale presentations of modern masters such as Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore to contemporary masters such as Ai Weiwei, George Segal, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Mark di Suvero, Anthony Caro and Richard Hunt.