(Photo: Matthew Williams)
Designed by Elizabeth Roberts Architects
Generous support also provided by Benjamin Moore, Brook Landscape, HAY, Signature Design & Construction, and Tri-Lox
This summer, the Brooklyn Museum is pleased to unveil the newly revamped Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, designed by architecture and design studio Elizabeth Roberts Architects. Conceived during the COVID-19 pandemic, the renovation of the Museum’s rear Sculpture Garden creates a vibrant outdoor public venue to be enlivened by community and cultural programming. Summer activations will include pop-up poetry readings, live music sets, happy hours, art-making classes, jazz concerts, and more.
The Sculpture Garden’s redesign offers a lush refuge to visitors and locals alike. Built-in benches and brand-new landscaping invigorate the space. Imaginative use of both fixed and movable furniture accommodates a wide variety of Museum programming and events, such as performances and educational workshops, as well as outdoor dining. Located behind the Museum and looking out toward the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the updated Sculpture Garden is a welcoming forum for resting, learning, and experiencing the Museum from a different vantage point.
Elizabeth Roberts of Elizabeth Roberts Architects assembled a team of collaborators who generously provided goods and labor and executed her design. Benjamin Moore provided paint; Brook Landscape provided plants, planters, labor, and irrigation; HAY provided outdoor furniture; Signature Design & Construction provided general contracting and bench construction; and Tri-Lox sourced lumber and advised on bench construction.
To learn more about events taking place in the Sculpture Garden, and all of the Brooklyn Museum’s upcoming programs, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar.