On Tuesday, the Speed Art Museum broke ground on Speed Outdoors, a 3-acre art park outside the main museum building.
The park’s main attractions will be a collection of 13 sculptures, including works by Sol LeWitt, Zaha Hadid, Kulapat Yantrasast, and Deborah Butterfield, but it will also include pollinator-friendly plants and a shade canopy created by 150 native trees, according to a press release.
The space, which is set to be finished in 2025, will be free and open to the public year-round.
At the groundbreaking ceremony, Speed director Raphaela Platow said, “Our vision is simple: to provide our city with an outdoor space that visitors can enjoy whenever they choose; to open the gates and never close them, because, like art and beauty and joy, this space is for everyone to experience in their own way and in their own time.”
Check out photos of the groundbreaking and renderings of the future space in the gallery above.
10/17/2023 | Photos by Alexandra Lee Studios