WANDER AMONG THE SCULPTURES
“Up the Ramp,” a sculpture by David Stromeyer with soaring yellow twists of metal (shownright), is easy to glimpse while driving on Rockville Pike in North Bethesda. It anchors thesculpture garden at the Strathmore arts complex, where a walkway leads you past 12 worksby 11 artists (another seven are sprinkled around the campus). Among them: a long-limbed;gure arced in a side plank, a whimsical lamppost wearing a necktie and bowler hat, and atrio of human ;gures entwined to create a musical symbol. Though climbing on sculptures isnot allowed, the shaded garden is a nice place to spread a picnic blanket on the grass. It’salso fun to wander the grounds and happen upon the works of art. If you’re with kids, stopinside the mansion and ask for a brochure for “The Great Sculpture Garden Hunt,” whichtakes you on an art-themed adventure around the campus.
Strathmore Sculpture Garden, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; 301-581-5109,