Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park


The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, or “theNate” as we like to call it, is a collection of 30 master works 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 and is free of charge. The Park provides programs for adults and children that integrate art and nature. Although it is located on the campus of Governors State University, it was founded and is maintained through grants and donations from businesses and individuals. 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!

2020 Calendar Highlights include: 

• April 16: cocktail reception at Susanin’s

• April 18: Earth Day Tour of theNate

• May 14: Nate & Frank: Frank Lloyd Wright Bradley House event in Kankakee

• June 20: Summer Solstice Celebration

• September 12: Sculpture Wine & Dine

• October 31: Kids in Costumes / Bark in the Park

• December 12: Winter Walk / Empty Bowls / Holiday Party


Top Image: John Henry, Illinois Landscape, No. 5, 1975