Legend Sculpture Park is Russia's largest open-air museum of contemporary sculpture. Legend Park holds more than 400 unique pieces made of marble, granite, wood, metal, and bronze by sculptors from 72 countries.
The park is among the top 30 best tourist attractions in Russia according to the Russia Ten contest. Since 2012, the International Festival of Contemporary Art, which contributed to the creation of the Park, has been held annually under the auspices of UNESCO.
Legend Park is part of a museum complex that also includes several architectural and layout assemblies: the first one is the eight-meter tall Bio-fountain, a modern kinetic sculpture made of shining stainless steel. The Bio-fountain is surrounded by an artificial lake in which it is reflected. Water flows over the top and spreads over several gutters, thus moving a water mill. Water from the lake around the bio-fountain flows down a stream into a large pond. Across the stream there is a bridge from which one can observe the sculpture and the movement of the water. The famous Japanese artist Satoru Takada designed the sculpture.
The museum complex includes one of the largest Japanese rock gardens in the world. Its dimensions are 40 meters by 25 meters. The composition is made in full accordance with the tradition of rock gardens located in the Zen Buddhist monasteries of Japan. The main symbols of such «dry» gardens are dry «water» (gravel) and «mountains» (stone groups). As the traditional planning structure requires, the garden is divided into seven groups of stones arranged according to certain rules of composition.
The Source of Power sculpture and natural complex is located 800 meters from the rock garden on the bank of a huge pond. The center of the composition is a natural mineral water spring, which is powered by steam bursts from deep below the surface. . The complex consists of two areas connected by a 16-meter-long bridge. Each area is made of wrought and welded elements linked with each other in a narrative composition.
Legend Sculpture Park offers interactive excursions for different visitor categories: game excursions for elementary schoolers, quest excursions for high school students, meditative excursions in the Japanese rock garden, general excursions in the Art Penza gallery of modern world art, healthy walks in the Legend sculpture park, and visits to artists» studios.
|Phone number:||+7 (8412) 39-07-17|
|Address:||Penza Oblast, Mokshansky District, Ramazay village, Ozdorovitelnaya Street, Building 9|