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Sculpture park in Sonoma

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Sculpture park in Sonoma

Founded in 2011, The Donum Collection is one of the largest accessible private sculpture collections in the world. More than 50 monumental works, including open-air sculptures, are placed on The Donum Estate, a leader in single-vineyard, single-appellation Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Sonoma in Northern California. With a focus on commissioning, each piece plays with scale, nature, and imagination.

The Donum Collection brings together a global community of artists, including works from leading practitioners from 18 nations, across six continents, including Doug Aitken, Ghada Amer, El Anatsui, Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Elmgreen & Dragset, Wim Delvoye, Tracey Emin, Subodh Gupta, Keith Haring, Jeppe Hein, Anselm Kiefer, Yayoi Kusama, Minjun Yue, Jaume Plensa, Thomas J. Price, Ugo Rondinone, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Danh Vo, Zhan Wang, Liu Xiaodong, and Ai Weiwei, among others. The Donum Collection brings to life a delicate balance between wine, land, and art that has made it an international destination. 

Donum’s sculpture collection creates an open-air encounter with global art of diverse origins and practices; yet the works are united in their seamless integration into the rolling vineyards with views to the Sonoma Mountains and San Francisco Bay. Visitors who come to taste Donum’s wines in this intimate, bucolic setting can heighten their sensory experiences by walking through the extensive grounds to see the evolving collection of art, which will continue to grow and develop over the years.

Last year, The Donum Estate announced a new wine tasting pavilion created by Studio Other Spaces, the office founded by artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann. The pavilion is a significant addition to the development of the Estate’s bespoke architectural experiences, which include a state-of-the-art wine production facility and hospitality center, Donum Home; and finally, a white cube conservation space that houses Crouching Spider by Louise Bourgeois. This pavilion features a collection of concepts that in this form, is a first. Located on a small hill, it will mark the start of a path leading to an elevated area of the Estate, offering visitors a special new vantage point to take in the monumental, open-air sculpture collection. Opening in summer 2022, the pavilion will also provide a panoramic view of the surrounding 200-acre landscape, nestled between Napa and Sonoma wine regions.

We are happy to present The Donum Collection in this post by the Independent Collectors.

Sonic Mountain, Sonoma, 2019. Image: Jamie Barron
Sonic Mountain, Sonoma, 2019. Image: Jamie Barron
Ai Weiwei, Circle of Animals Zodiac Heads, 2011. Image: Anthony Laurino
Ai Weiwei, Circle of Animals Zodiac Heads, 2011. Image: Anthony Laurino
Anselm Kiefer,  Mohn und Geda êchtnis, 2017. Image: Adrian Gaut
Anselm Kiefer, Mohn und Geda êchtnis, 2017. Image: Adrian Gaut
Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Non-violence, 1985. Image: Robert Berg
Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Non-violence, 1985. Image: Robert Berg
Danh Vo, We the People, 2010-2014. Image: Robert Berg
Danh Vo, We the People, 2010-2014. Image: Robert Berg
Douglas White, Black Palm, 2011. Image: Gregory Gorman
Douglas White, Black Palm, 2011. Image: Gregory Gorman
Elmgreen & Dragset, The Care of Oneself, 2017. Photo: Gregory Gorman
Elmgreen & Dragset, The Care of Oneself, 2017. Photo: Gregory Gorman
Fernando Botero, Hombre Caminante, 1999. Image: Robert Berg
Fernando Botero, Hombre Caminante, 1999. Image: Robert Berg
Fredrik Wretman, Half Foot, 2017. Image: Robert Berg
Fredrik Wretman, Half Foot, 2017. Image: Robert Berg
Gao Weigang, Maze, 2017. Image: Robert Berg
Gao Weigang, Maze, 2017. Image: Robert Berg
Ghada Amer, The Words I Love the Most, 2012. Image: Robert Berg
Ghada Amer, The Words I Love the Most, 2012. Image: Robert Berg
Jaume Plensa, Sanna, 2015. Image: Anthony Laurino
Jaume Plensa, Sanna, 2015. Image: Anthony Laurino
Jeppe Hein, One Two Three, 2017. Image: Robert Berg
Jeppe Hein, One Two Three, 2017. Image: Robert Berg
Keith Haring, King and Queen, 1987. Image: Anthony Laurino
Keith Haring, King and Queen, 1987. Image: Anthony Laurino
Li Hui, Captured Rhino, 2012. Image: Robert Berg
Li Hui, Captured Rhino, 2012. Image: Robert Berg
Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider, 2003. Image: Robert Berg
Louise Bourgeois, Crouching Spider, 2003. Image: Robert Berg
Lynda Benglis, Pink Ladies, 2014. Image: Robert Berg
Lynda Benglis, Pink Ladies, 2014. Image: Robert Berg
Marc Quinn, Held by Desire (The Dimensions of Freedom), 2017. Image: Robert Berg
Marc Quinn, Held by Desire (The Dimensions of Freedom), 2017. Image: Robert Berg
Marc Quinn, The Architecture of Life, 2013. Image: Robert Berg
Marc Quinn, The Architecture of Life, 2013. Image: Robert Berg
Mark Manders, Composition with Long Verticals, 2016. Image: Robert Berg
Mark Manders, Composition with Long Verticals, 2016. Image: Robert Berg
Pascale Marthine Tayou, Mikado Tree, 2010. Image: Robert Berg
Pascale Marthine Tayou, Mikado Tree, 2010. Image: Robert Berg
Rendering © The Donum Estate and Studio Other Spaces
Rendering © The Donum Estate and Studio Other Spaces
Richard Hudson, Love Me, 2016. Image: Gregory Gorman
Richard Hudson, Love Me, 2016. Image: Gregory Gorman
Sopheap Pich, Morning Glory, 2017. Image: Robert Berg
Sopheap Pich, Morning Glory, 2017. Image: Robert Berg
Subodh Gupta, People Tree, 2017. Image: Robert Berg
Subodh Gupta, People Tree, 2017. Image: Robert Berg
Subodh Gupta, Soma, 2016. Image: Robert Berg
Subodh Gupta, Soma, 2016. Image: Robert Berg
Robert Indiana, Love (Red/Gold), 1966. Image: Robert Berg
Robert Indiana, Love (Red/Gold), 1966. Image: Robert Berg
Tracey Emin, All I Want is You, 2016. Image: Robert Berg
Tracey Emin, All I Want is You, 2016. Image: Robert Berg
Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin, 2014. Image: Robert Berg
Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin, 2014. Image: Robert Berg
Yue Minjun, Contemporary Terracotta Warriors, 2005. Image: Gregory Gorman
Yue Minjun, Contemporary Terracotta Warriors, 2005. Image: Gregory Gorman
Zhan Wang, Artificial Rock No126, 2007-2013. Image: Robert Berg
Zhan Wang, Artificial Rock No126, 2007-2013. Image: Robert Berg

All images © the artists and The Donum Collection