Art in the Park: Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park

June 29, 2011

Wave by Richard Serra, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle

The Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park is one of Seattle’s best bargain destinations.  Admission is free!  It’s located right on the waterfront overlooking Elliott Bay, so you can enjoy superb views while you view the art.

The Wave sculpture

The Wave by Richard Serra

Typewriter Eraser, Scale X by Claes Oldenberg and Coosje van Bruggen with Alexander Calder's red Eagle in the background

Detail of Typewriter Eraser

Flemish Lines by Nicholas Nyland

Flemish Lines

Seattle Cloud Cover by Teresita Fernandez, with Spaceneedle

Red chairs with ferry, Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle

 

8 Responses to “Art in the Park: Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park”

  1. ouri Says:

    The view of the Calder with the eraser in the foreground offers such a unique contrast of scale. I’ve never bothered to walk down to the eraser, but I will next time!

    • Rosemary Says:

      I’m never sure I’ll be able to find a unique viewpoint for a photo. I, too, felt this was a great shot. Thanks for your comment.

  2. garden2day Says:

    Wow!!!! I love The Wave! The shadows are excellent! Thanks for sharing all of the beauty in your area. Admission is in my price range but getting there isn’t :(. Take care!

    • Rosemary Says:

      The Wave is my favorite, too, I think. It’s interesting how rusting steel weathers — all the colors in what looks like rusty metal. I love the crevasses that appear, widen, and narrow between the hulking pieces as you walk around them. And I love looking at the shadows, if I’m lucky enough to be there on a sunny day.

  3. Hallysann Says:

    Another set of great photos thanks, I particularly like the rope ones, and the red chairs.


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