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Six Tons of Whimsical and Whirling Art

The Taft Museum of Art is now home to a unique fantasy experience brought to life by world-renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty. Dougherty has taken six tons of willow tree saplings and twisted and turned them—with the amazing help of more than 150 community volunteers—into whimsical, whirling shapes.

Free. Museum admission sold separately.


About the Artist

Patrick Dougherty combines his carpentry skills and artistic vision with his love of nature to produce his works of art. Over the course of 30 years, Dougherty has built more than 250 sculptures on four continents, gracing some of the most prestigious museums, universities, botanical gardens, and other institutions around the world. Visit to learn more. 

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