A Garden of Wonders: Stone Sculptures of Zimbabwe

ZimSculpt at Toledo Botanical Garden

With the largest outdoor collection of public art in the region, Toledo Botanical Garden is the ideal setting for art in the context of nature. A Garden of Wonders: Stone Sculptures of Zimbabwe will join the many works of art already on display throughout The Garden’s Elmer Drive campus this fall.

September 2 through October 30, 2017

Toledo Botanical Garden
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays

A Garden of Wonders: Stone Sculptures of Zimbabwe features more than 100 stone sculptures displayed throughout the Toledo Botanical Garden’s 66-acre Elmer Drive campus, from September 2 through October 31, 2017. Hours for the exhibition will be 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, with extended times of 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Groups or individuals with special events during this two-month period must have arranged in advance for admission (call 419.536.5566 for information).

The exhibition is created by ZimSculpt, a Harare, Zimbabwe-based organization that showcases the creative and cultural work of local sculptors in exclusive exhibitions around the world.

Large works will be located throughout the collections on the Elmer Drive campus. A detailed map will guide visitors on a walking tour through the exhibition.

The Toledo exhibition will feature several Zimbabwean artists who will be working and demonstrating their art in residence. The sculptors represent a multi-generational talent for capturing the country’s cultural legacy and contemporary environment. Works produced by these artists will go into this and other exhibitions.

The Toledo exhibition will also feature a Marketplace of almost 300 works for sale (ranging from hand-held to table-top pieces) in an outdoor, covered setting. All of the displayed works in the marketplace, and the work of our artists-in-residence are for sale, so the exhibition is continuously changing. The Marketplace will be located in the Artists’ Village.

The Preview Party for the exhibition is scheduled for September 1; the two-month exhibition will be filled with partnerships, programs, and celebrations.