Cleveland Public Library Eastman Garden

Cleveland Public Library Eastman Garden

325 Superior Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Cleveland Public Library Eastman Garden webpage

About this Location

The Eastman Reading Garden is enclosed by a bronze gate, designed by sculptor Tom Otterness. The gate includes doors built out of letters and word fragments which piece together to form words and sentences. Tom Otterness also sculpted playful small bronze figures, which are scattered around the garden and adorning planters and window ledges of the 80-year-old main library building. They mischievously rearrange and steal letters from the gate. Continuing in the theme of words and meanings, Maya Lin created an L-shaped fountain and reflecting pool. The title, “Reading a Garden,” can only be read correctly if seen as a reflection in the water. Tan Lin wrote the words and poems around the garden, encouraging visitors to create their own poems and meanings.

The artwork in the Eastman Reading Garden was completed through the generous support of the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.

Restrooms on site.

Content from Cleveland Public Library Eastman Garden webpage