Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

Here at theNate (Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park) you will find a collection of over 30 large-scale sculptures 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 (or shuttle ride) 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!


Dec 9, 2023 Saturday: Winter Walk

Apr 20, 2024: Saturday: Earth Day Walk

Jun 7, 2024: Friday: A Seat at The Table Luncheon

Jun 20, 2024: Thursday: Juneteenth Summer Solstice Festival

Sept 14, 2024: Saturday: Sculpture, Wine & Dine


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

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