Copeland Sculpture Garden

The Copeland Sculpture Garden offers visitors a pleasant walk around the Museum’s lush surroundings. Tom Otterness’ Crying Giant, a 13-foot-tall bronze construction, is a favorite among children and sits near the studio wing. Three Rectangles Horizontal Jointed Gyratory III, by George Rickey, moves with the slightest breeze and makes one wonder how it stays upright. A sound sculpture by the region’s Joe Moss is designed to manipulate the voices of those nearby. In total, nine sculptures are currently on view, all from the Museum’s permanent collection.

Even the lightest touch can damage a work of art. Please do not touch or climb on the art or outside sculptures. Be careful to keep your hands, bags, bodies and other people accompanying you a safe distance from the artwork. Your great-great-grandchildren will thank you. 


Toward the back of the Copeland Sculpture Garden, visitors will find the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir, which has been recast as a labyrinth. A labyrinth is not a maze; if you follow the single, folded path, you will arrive in the center. The labyrinth allows visitors to slow down, let their minds settle, and step into the quietude of another time.


Crying Giant, 2002. Tom Otterness (born 1952). Bronze, 173 x 132 x 78 inches. Delaware Art Museum, F. V. du Pont Acquisition Fund, 2004.


Photograph by Leslie W. Kipp