Monday, October 17, 2011
Hamilton, Ohio - City of Sculpture
On August 16, 2000, Ohio’s governor formally recognized Hamilton as “The City of Sculpture.” Dozens, if not hundreds, of sculptures decorate the city. They can be found in public areas on both sides of the Great Miami River and make for a nice walk, since it's nearly impossible to walk around downtown Hamilton without encountering several pieces of sculpture.
In addition, Hamilton's Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park boasts another 60+ sculptures. Visitors to the park can rent Art Carts (golf carts) to drive throughout the hilly park for a closer look at the various sculptures. They range in size and shape and are created by dozens of artists. Pyramid Hill considers itself "an outdoor museum focusing on monumental pieces of sculpture in an environment of meadows, forests, and various gardens."