One of the first places I visited, as a way to expose myself to the current world of sculpture, was the Grounds For Sculpture. The concentration of so many interesting pieces on one place was very stimulating. If you are ever in the Trenton, New Jersey area be sure and check it out.
Really love this idea of a sculpture garden (but the real estate and insurance costs are likely too high for me to create one; very tempting though). Imagine an outdoor garden attraction featuring scheduled/temporarily outdoor sculpture exhibitions connected to a food/music/gallery space (would adding a day spa be going too far)…
Their web site: http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/index.cfm
Here’s one of the shots I took while there; from inside one of the buildings looking out:
Not only is the art work very cool, so are the grounds: