Art in the Park

James Weldon Johnson Park is home to several monuments and sculptures, as well as a sculpture garden
with rotating exhibits from UNF Sculpture Students.

Opposing
Forces

Opposing Forces is from a sculpture series by Hanna Jubran that deals with the concept of gravity and the four elements – Earth, Water, Fire and Wind – in our universe on both the micro leval and the macro level. It expresses the cycle of life, growth and opposing forces in our universe with the interplay of line, form, space and colors.

Preston Haskell donated Opposing Forces, to James Weldon Johnson Park in May 2016.

Mosh mouth

MOSH Mouth by Artists Luca Berton and Michael Turner, was originally created for “The Body Within” exhibit at the Museum of Science and History. The 18.5-foot long by 8-foot wide mouth sculpture has been one of the most photographed spots in the park!

Guest exhibitions

DEER by Olivia Warro

Olivia Warro’s “Deer” Sculpture is part of the UNF Student Sculpture Project, where UNF students to respond to a formal call to artists, appear before an art selection panel, and create and install large scale sculpture in a public park.

HISTOR-TREE by Jennifer Peek

Jennifer Peek’s “Histor-Tree” Sculpture is part of the UNF Student Sculpture Project, where UNF students to respond to a formal call to artists, appear before an art selection panel, and create and install large scale sculpture in a public park.

SUNSHINE MIMOSA by Stephen Magyar

Stephen Magyar’s “Sunshine Mimosa” Sculpture is part of the UNF Student Sculpture Project, where UNF students to respond to a formal call to artists, appear before an art selection panel, and create and install large scale sculpture in a public park.

General Fund

Donor support is a vital source of support that makes it possible for us to add and upgrade amenities, offer free programs to the public, host great events and keeping the park safe and clean.

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Sculpture Fund

Help us keep visual arts alive in our park by donating to our Sculpture Fund. The Fund was established to offer rotating exhibits and maintain permanent artwork in James Weldon Johnson Park.

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Musician fund

Help us celebrate Jacksonville’s rich culture and diverse talent at our Live at Lunch Series by donating to our Musician Fund.

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