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John Clement's (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

John Clement's "DUKE," a large, red, spiral of welded steel, is one of the sculptures showcased on the lawn at Adelphi University. (March 15, 2013)

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Sculpture gardens on Long Island

You expect to see artwork in a museum or gallery -- but how about outdoors? Visit sculpture gardens on Long Island and you'll see striking works nestled in a grove of trees or peeking playfully out of a patch of tulips.

A sculpture called
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

A sculpture called "Soldiers" is on display in a field at the Nova's Ark Project in Water Mill. (Aug. 30, 2012)

A sculpture called
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

A sculpture called "The Astronauts" is on view at the Nova's Ark Project in Water Mill. (Aug. 30, 2012)

William Andreolas and his son Gabriel, 5, with
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

William Andreolas and his son Gabriel, 5, with his wife Theodora and son Emmanuel, 3, from Syosset, pose for Newsday next to the REDBANK 31-Nassau Variation, a Cor-ten steel sculptural installation by Allen Bertoldi that is in the sculpture garden of the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn. (March 10, 2013)

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FREE MONEY is a bronze sculpture by Tom
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

FREE MONEY is a bronze sculpture by Tom Otterness in the sculpture garden of the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn. (March 10, 2013)

WOOD DUCK is a painted steel sculpture by
(Credit: Barbara Alper)

WOOD DUCK is a painted steel sculpture by Allen Bertoldi that is in the sculpture garden of the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn. (March 10, 2013)

A sculpture called
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

A sculpture called "Milky Way" at the Nova's Ark Project in Water Mill. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Sculptures in silhouette called
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Sculptures in silhouette called "The Astronauts", left, and "The Bell", right, at the Nova's Ark Project in Water Mill. (Aug. 30, 2012)

A 2011 sculpture by Maria A. Hall is
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

A 2011 sculpture by Maria A. Hall is one of the sculptures showcased on the lawn at Adelphi University. (March 15, 2013)

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Jack Dowd's
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Jack Dowd's "Southern Exposure" is one of the sculptures showcased on the lawn at Adelphi University. (March 15, 2013)

Hans Van de Bovenkamp's
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Hans Van de Bovenkamp's "Family Outing," composed of stainless steel, is one of the sculptures showcased on the lawn at Adelphi University. (March 15, 2013)

Dan Christoffel's
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Dan Christoffel's "Requiem 9/11" is one of the sculptures showcased on the lawn at Adelphi University. (March 15, 2013)

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John Clement's
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

John Clement's "DUKE," a large, red, spiral of welded steel, is one of the sculptures showcased on the lawn at Adelphi University. (March 15, 2013)

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(Credit: Linda Rosier)

" Creating " by J. Seward Johnson, Jr.sits outside Brower Hall on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead. ( March 15, 2013)

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A painted horse is a sculpture that stands
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

A painted horse is a sculpture that stands outside of Roosevelt hall on the campus of Hofstra University. ( March 15, 2013)

(Credit: Linda Rosier)

" Phoenix" by John Safer is dedicated to members of the Hofstra community who died on September 11th outside Herman A. Berliner Hall on the campus of Hofstra University. ( March 15, 2013)

This is a detail from a sculpture of
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

This is a detail from a sculpture of Frederick Douglass by artist Vinnie Bagwell on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead. (March 15, 2013)

A sculpture of Frederick Douglass by artist Vinnie
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

A sculpture of Frederick Douglass by artist Vinnie Bagwell is on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead. (March 15, 2013)

Mihail Chemiakin's sculpture called PLATO HAVING A DIALOGUE
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Mihail Chemiakin's sculpture called PLATO HAVING A DIALOGUE WITH SOCRATES stands near the library at Hofstra University. (March 15, 2013)

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(Credit: Linda Rosier)

" The Ides Of March" by Pavia stands outside the Student Center at Hofstra University. (March 15, 2013)

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