We won! theNate was voted #1 sculpture park in the Nation


Sculpture, Wine & Dine 2021 purchase tickets online 

 Sponsorship and ticket information: Sara Tweddle, GSU Foundation, 708-235-7559

Tickets: $200 per person; $1500 for a table of six and a listing in the program

RSVP by August 30, 2021

Purchase tickets online

4:00 p.m. registration opens with welcome beverages - meet and greet artists represented in the collection; guided tours by golf cart; self-guided walking tours with our free app "Otocast"; screening of "Searching for Lady Day: A Portrait in Steel" a 30-minute documentary about artist Mark di Suvero; cocktails and hors d'oeuvres; "Crowd Gate" by Rodrigo Lara Zendejas on view in the Visual Arts Gallery as a memorial of 9/11; Silent Auction featuring art from favorite regional artists and other exciting items.

7 p.m. farm-to-table dinner in the Park; Dedication of the new acquisition, "Stargazing with Contrails" by Terrence Karpowicz; debut of commissioned musical tribute to Richard Hunt by Ernest Dawkins

Afterglow Party: drinks by the fire, music, and mingling

· Park in Lot East 3

· Registration is at the F Entrance - near the big yellow sculpture "Illinois Landscape, No. 5" by John Henry.

· The event will take place rain or shine.

· Please wear shoes for walking in grass, and dress in layers for changing temperatures throughout the event.

· Watch your email for updates.

Covid19 protocols will be followed including: masks even for vaccinated individuals are to be worn indoors, and outdoors when within six feet of others; hand sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the event; social distancing and mostly outdoor (beneath a tent with air circulation)


Prairie Party: A Date With theNate

In this video presentation, the friends of theNate and advisory board members share exciting news that will make you want to visit in person.

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We are THE safe, socially distanced, kid friendly, art lovers' destination FREE admission and parking, and a free app Otocast to guide you through the 100 acres of prairie lands and the art collection.

Post your visit using #thenate tag us on Instagram @_thenate_ and find us on Facebook @nathan.manilow.sculpture.park


News from theNate - Year End 2020 Issue


Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana gratefully acknowledges all companies and organizations – including theNate - who officially partner with us. Partnerships amplify our individual resources and expertise; enable us to bring attention to issues that affect the lives of 45,000 girl members, their families and nearly 19,000 adult volunteers; and create heightened brand recognition for focused experiences that do more good to improve the well-being of the 245 communities we serve than any entity can do separately.”

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