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Fort Worth Botanic Garden Hosts “Living” Sculptures by Renowned Artist Seward Johnson 

Art That Makes the Ordinary Extraordinary 

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden will be hosting Seward Johnson Sculptures in the Garden, Mar. 1 – Sept. 1. This art installation of 21 lifelike sculptures by the late artist Seward Johnson, will take Garden guests by surprise as they encounter “living” art that fools the eye and begs for double takes. Strategically placed to blend with their surroundings, Johnson’s unique creations make everyday occurrences special and bring classic art to life.  

Incorporating daily life into the fabric of the art, each sculpture reflects the realism and attention to detail that are the hallmark of Johnson’s work. From intimate moments between loved ones to inspirational moments from history, the effect is an immersive encounter. The art invites the viewer to step beyond the frame and experience the joy of small moments frozen in time.  

“Mr. Johnson’s unique sculptures exist in an exciting place between realism and fantasy,” said Patrick Newman, President and CEO at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. “Guests will find themselves taking a second look each time they encounter these lifelike art displays.” 

Seward Johnson’s sculptures have been displayed in prominent public spaces around the world, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the Venice Film Festival, and the G20 World Leaders Summit. More than 400 of his cast bronze figures have also been featured in private collections and museums throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For almost 50 years, his work has been noted for its impact on public art dialogue. 

“Our hope is that Mr. Johnson’s art will engage and delight the Fort Worth community by calling attention to the small pleasures and moments echoed in our daily tasks and activities,” said Lynn DeClemente Losavio, Chief Legacy Officer, for the Seward Johnson Atelier.  

Entrance to Seward Johnson Sculptures in the Garden is included with the purchase of regular Garden admission through May 30. Starting March 1, the Garden will be open to the public 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. To purchase tickets in advance, visit fwbg.org. Onsite parking is complimentary and children 5 and under are free. 

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