A tranquil oasis of art and nature, the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden showcases masterworks of 20th- and 21st-century sculpture by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Dan Graham, Henri Matisse, Auguste Rodin, and David Smith.
This garden was created by sculptor Isamu Noguchi. “I had a revelation of the earth outdoors as a new way of conceiving sculpture,” Noguchi once wrote, and he described his gardens as “sculpture for sculpture.” His plan for the Cullen Sculpture Garden was a modern approach to the traditional idea of a garden—framed by concrete walls ranging in height, the works of sculpture are complemented by native trees, bamboo, and flowering crepe myrtle.
The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden was erected with generous funding from The Cullen Foundation, The Brown Foundation, Inc., Antonette and Isaac Arnold, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Theodore N. Law, Mr. and Mrs. Meredith J. Long, Mr. Douglas B. Marshall, Jr., Mr. William James Hill. Trees and plantings in the garden have been generously sponsored by The River Oaks Garden Club, Mr. and Mrs. M.S. Stude, The Garden Club of Houston.
Admission to Cullen Sculpture Garden is free.