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 22, Saturday: Earth Day Walk. “Air Play” performance at 2pm, walk at 3:30pm 

Jun 17, Saturday: Juneteenth Summer Solstice

Sept 9, Saturday: Sculpture, Wine & Dine

Dec 9, Saturday: Winter Walk


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

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