Free Admission Saturday at Socrates Sculpture Park - see INFO below. Sculpture Park was founded in 1986 by visionary sculptor Mark di Suvero as a community engaged, accessible arts space dedicated to supporting artists in the production and presentation of public artworks. Socrates is now a New York City public park and significant cultural anchor in Queens exhibiting topical contemporary public art that intimately engages our five-acre waterfront landscape and diverse audiences. The Parks visual arts programming presents emerging, mid-career and internationally renowned artists by offering an open platform for public art and encouraging unfettered ambition in scale and subject matter. Since the Parks inception, the vast majority of artworks exhibited at the Park have been commissioned and built on-site in our outdoor artist studio space. This gives our visitors the unique opportunity to witness the creative and often labor-intensive art-making process. The Park also remains open during exhibition installation and de-installation. More Info below.