On October 15, 2008, the New York Times featured an article on the work of the
TKF FOUNDATION, which funded UMBC's Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park. OPEN SPACES, SACRED PLACES, a book published this month by the TKF foundation, recounts the story behind the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park and other TKF-funded gardens.
In the spring of 2001 CADVC organized The Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership, a public art and community tree-planting project that resulted in the JOSEPH BEUYS SCULPTURE PARK at UMBC and three additional Beuys parks in Baltimore City. The parks are inspired by German visual artist Joseph Beuys' (1921-1986) extensive 7000 Oaks tree planting project--a far reaching visionary program that transformed the sidewalks and landscape of Kassel, Germany with the planting of 7000 oak trees between 1982 and 1987.
To schedule a tour of the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park at UMBC, please contact Sandra Abbott at 410-455-1440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.