ABOUT THE SCULPTURE CENTER
Founded by Cleveland artist David E. Davis in 1989, The Sculpture Center is a not-for-profit arts organization with a mission unique to this country of supporting the careers of emerging sculptors of Ohio and our greater region and encouraging the preservation of Ohio public outdoor sculpture. The Sculpture Center exhibits the highest quality contemporary sculpture by rapidly rising, mid-career, and established artists with a focus on artists of our region. We value risk taking and an exploration of new avenues of creativity by every artist. New artwork is created especially for all our curated exhibitions.
We invite you to meet these exceptional contemporary artists at our free openings and artists panels and to explore the creative artist minds and highly original use of materials and technologies by today’s sculptors that are found in our exhibitions. Contact us ahead of time if you’d like a tour of the exhibitions. The Sculpture Center encourages the collection of sculpture, and our exhibitions often provide the opportunity for the purchase of works of art.
Through the annual Revealed Emerging Artist Series (formerly called W2S series or Window to Sculpture Emerging Artist), initiated in 1990, The Sculpture Center advances and supports the careers of emerging sculptors of the greater Ohio region with solo, full gallery exhibitions, publications, and professional mentoring. Our other curated exhibitions place the experimental work of the W2S series in the broader context of current thinking and production in contemporary sculpture. Early career sculptors are invited to apply annually to our Revealed series and all sculptors, including students, to After the Pedestal, our summer juried exhibition of small sculpture.
The Sculpture Center founded and now maintains Ohio Outdoor Sculpture, a dynamic, ever expanding web database of information on Ohio outdoor public sculpture for use by the public through which we encourage the preservation of Ohio outdoor sculpture. Your are invited to add new and updated information about the sculptures already in Ohio Outdoor Sculpture and new public sculptures that you have created or that have been installed where you live or work.
Admission is always free. There is ample free parking and handicap accessibility to our galleries.