Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

Here at theNate (Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park) you will find a collection of 31 master works (soon to be 32 with new donations/acquisitions!) of large-scale sculpture situated within 100 acres of prairie landscape.

This “museum-in-the-prairie” is open for public viewing 365 days a year, from dawn to dusk, and is free of charge – even parking on the campus of Governors State University is free! GSU and theNate are connected to Chicago’s Millennium Park Metra Station by the Metra Electric Line; an 8 minute walk from the University Park Metra Station to GSU’s campus and theNate will begin to reveal the beauty of the prairie and the outdoor sculpture collection.

Download our FREE Otocast app for a self-guided tour, complete with recordings of artists talking about their work!


Apr 23, Saturday: Earth Day Walk at the Nate 12pm Ambassador lunch. 1pm Public Tour

Jun 18, Saturday: Juneteenth Summer Solstice

Jul 29, Saturday: Public event Ann Coddington Workshop and reception

Sept 10, Saturday: Prairie Party. Biennial friend-raising event that alternates with Sculpture, Wine & Dine

Dec 10: Winter Walk, Empty Bowls, Holiday Party


Image: John Henry, Illinois Landscape, No. 5, 1975 during a Juneteenth Event


Past Events