ABOUT LAUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK
Engaging the community through art and nature.
Laumeier Sculpture Park presents 60 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Free and open daily, Laumeier serves 300,000 visitors of all ages each year through sculpture conservation, education programs, temporary exhibitions and public events.
Founded in 1976, Laumeier is one of the first and largest sculpture parks in the country. In 1968, Mrs. Matilda Laumeier bequeathed the first 72 acres of the future Laumeier Sculpture Park to St. Louis County in memory of her husband, Henry Laumeier. In 1976, local artist Ernest Trova gifted 40 artworks, with an estimated market value of approximately one million dollars, to St. Louis County for the formation of a sculpture park and gallery. Laumeier Sculpture Park opened as part of the St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation system on July 7, 1976. One year later, Laumeier Sculpture Park was officially incorporated.
Today, Laumeier is an internationally recognized, nonprofit arts organization that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks. In 2015, Laumeier closed its first major capital campaign, Sculpting the Future, culminating in the renovation of the Laumeier’s 1917 Estate House into the Kranzberg Education Lab and the construction of the new Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center for exhibitions, programs and events.
Laumeier is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks; however, the nonprofit must raise more than $1 million annually from individuals, corporations and foundations to support our mission.
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