Martha Russo, nomos (curve) (detail), 2016. Porcelain, wood, paper, polyethylene foam, rubber scrim, and paper, 58 x 11 x 16 ft. Photo: Jeff Wells.
Paul Kittelson, Staples, 2001. Stainless steel, 15 x 80 x 18 in. Photo: Courtesy HALL Group.
Lenka Clayton and Jon Rubin, Fruit and Other Things, 2018. Interactive project commissioned for the 57th Carnegie International. Photo: Tom Little.
Adejoke Tugbiyele, Son De La Musique, 2020. Work in progress in the artist’s studio, Burkina Faso. Photo: Courtesy the artist.
Liu Wei, installation view of “Invisible Cities,” moCa Cleveland, 2019–20. Photo: Field Studio
Jes Fan, installation view of “An Opera for Animals,” Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, 2019. Photo: Courtesy the artist and Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
Donald Lipski, Chilean Red, 2004. Swarovski crystals, bronze, wire, resin, and mixed media, 10 x 20 x 10 ft. View of installation in the Rutherford Chandelier Room, Napa, California. Photo: Courtesy HALL Group.
The ISC was created with a vision that remains as strong today as it was over half a century ago, to advance the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique and vital contribution to society.
The mission of the International Sculpture Center is to:
At the core of all services provided by the ISC, we value:
Strategic Plan 2019-2021
The International Sculpture Center is recognized as a forerunner in the field of sculpture. With well-established programs and publications the ISC stands as a highly respected leader and serves as a voice to the community.
Our current plan outlines how we will build on our strengths to offer better services to our constituents. There are five main goals that are focused around governance and sustainability, creating pathways and partnerships to strengthen our communications, and building personal relationships with individuals and organizations in the field.
We are committed to continued improvement not only for our organization but the community that we serve. Over the next three years, our work will result in increased visibility, dialogue, learning, professional development, and advocacy of sculpture worldwide, leading to greater appreciation of the impact of sculpture on a community level.View Plan
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement
International Sculpture Center believes in fair treatment, equality of opportunity, advancement, and fairness in regard to access and resources for all. The ISC strives to build a culture of belonging by actively inviting participation and contribution from everyone.
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James Turrell, Perfectly Clear (Ganzfeld), 1991 North Adams, MASS MoCA. Photo: Florian Holzherr.
What We Do
- Throughout the year, ISC hosts special events providing regular in person and virtual gatherings to engage in critical discourse. Our events include the annual International Sculpture Conference, Awards Galas, Cultural Tours and the tremendously successful ISDAY.
- ISC serves as the lead voice and the pre-eminent publisher on contemporary sculpture in the US and around the world. Current issues and topics are offered through our various publications including Sculpture magazine, ISC Press books, and the ISC blog.
- We offer members access to opportunities including internships, competitions, conferences & symposia, employment opportunities, memberships, public art projects, residencies, scholarships, grants, fellowships, studio rentals and workshops.
- ISC builds and enhances strong relationships within the sculpture community. Through dynamic programming, online community & forums, and special events, ISC provides meaningful networking opportunities and interaction amongst sculpture professionals.
- The distinguished Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture, Lifetime Achievement, Patron, and Outstanding Educator Awards programs recognize excellence in the field of sculpture at all career levels and interests.
- ISC is the go to place for all resources related to sculpture. We offer a comprehensive directory for finding all things sculpture including University sculpture programs, public art, fabricators, art in airports, sculptor groups, sculpture and parks & gardens.