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Ai Weiwei

Iron Tree

Artist and activist Ai Weiwei is among the most inventive and prodigious artists of the early 21st century. Driven by concepts that frequently explore human rights, freedom of speech, and an examination of culture, he has become a defining voice in Contemporary art. The colossal Iron Tree is his largest outdoor sculpture to date. Standing at more than 22 feet tall and measuring more than 22 feet wide, it comprises 99 individual, solid cast pieces from tree elements from southern China. From a distance is registers as a tree—yet closer examination reveals myriad awkward cuts and stainless steel bolts holding together the sculpture. A metaphor for cultures and communities of widespread diversity brought together as a social whole is foundational to the artist’s intention.
Ai Weiwei. Iron Tree, 2013. Iron and stainless steel, 264 x 264 x 264 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Ai Weiwei.

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Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE

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scheduled grounds maintenance

On Tuesday, April 16, the Treehouse Village and Woodland Boardwalk in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden and the Gwen Frostic Woodland Shade Garden will be closed due to tree removal for the safety of our guests. Thank you for your understanding. 

Garden closures

Please note: The Harvey Lemmen Sculpture Gallery in the Sculpture Park will be closed May 20-21 for scheduled tree work. Thank you for your understanding.

Spring Break Hours

Extended Hours

Enjoy extended spring break hours until 9 pm on April 1-5.

Extended Member Early Hours

Each Sunday from 9-11 am during Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming and Saturday, April 6, from 8-9 am. 

HOURS

Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE