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.


Wednesday Walks in the Park

Noon - 12:45 p.m.

Every other Wednesday, beginning October 5. Explore the big art park in GSU's own backyard! Visitors should gather on the patio behind D-Wing’s Hall of Governors at Noon. Guests should wear sturdy, comfortable walking shoes.


Wednesday, October 5

Activity Level: Easy
Untitled, Joel Shapiro
Oscar's Inclination, Michael Dunbar
Meeting Ends, Chakaia Booker
Serendipity, Chakaia Booker
Illinois Landscape No. 5, John Henry
Windwaves, Yvonne Domenge 


Wednesday, October 19

Activity level: Moderate
Falling Meteor, Jerry Peart
Phoenix, Edvins Strautmanis
Paul, Tony Tasset
Spiral, Clement Meadmore
Sisyphus' Aviary, Dan Yarbrough
Frame, Richard Rezac


Wednesday, November 2

Activity Level: Moderate/High
Bodark Arc, Martin Puryear
The Granary Project, Dan Peterman
Icarus, Charles Ginnever
What's Not, Chakaia Booker


Wednesday, November 30

Activity Level: Easy
Large Planar Hybrid, Richard Hunt
Outgrown Pyramid II, Richard Hunt
Sextant Yoke, Mike Baur
Arc 3, Mike Baur
Art Ark, Terry Karpowicz 


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. 

Carts & Cocktails

Carts & Cocktails is an annual fundraising event in support of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. An outdoor afternoon of fun, food, and fine art combine to provide an experience unparalleled in the Chicago region.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

2-5 p.m.
E-Lounge and Patio
Includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, sweets, and a sculpture park tour.

Host and special guest artist for 2017 TBA.

We will have an online application for you to purchase seats for the event online soon. Please check back.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, purchasing seats, or the event in general, please contact Gina Ragland at 708.235.7559.