Activities and events for every age group occur year round at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. Whether you're interested in learning more about our collection of contemporary sculpture, experiencing the most unique cocktail party of the season or helping to restore our prairie, we have something for you.

Coming Events

Carts & Cocktails 

Saturday, September 13
2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
On the lower patio behind Hall of Governors, D-Wing
Tickets: $125 per person

Cocktails sipped under a lakeside tent. Chauffeured golf carts rambling across
an early autumn prairie ablaze with gold. Monumental artworks that challenge your sense of scale.
What’s not to like?
Join us for the 4th Annual Carts & Cocktails – a great afternoon of fun, food, and fine art. NBC 5 Chicago Morning News anchor Stefan Holt will host the event and Visiting Artist Chakaia Booker will be our Special Guest. We’ll be celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the creation of Mark diSuvero’s Yes! for Lady Day and the sculpture of Chakaia Booker.
Spend your afternoon at the best cocktail party in town!

BMO Harris Bank is pleased to support this annual benefit fundraiser as a Platinum-level sponsor.

Programs and events at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park are sponsored, in part, by the generous assistance of individuals, corporations and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


Tours of the Park

Custom, individualized tours of the park are available by contacting the park staff at or 708.534.4486. More information about arranging a tour of the park for a group can be found at Visit the Park.

Docents provide guided tours of the park free of charge on select weekends between May and October. Check this page after March to see our schedule for 2014.