Eustis Estate

Looking Back

The COVID-19 pandemic and the political and societal events of the last year shone a light on the many cracks straining the nation. Historic New England and the New England Sculptors Association asked sculptors to show us how they have responded to this unprecedented time with their art. The pieces in this exhibition represent many of the issues that were on our minds in 2020: isolation and fear in a global pandemic; the societal inequities that the pandemic exposed; calls for action and social justice on an incredible scale; environmental concerns; and calls for equal rights for all. We invite you to explore these powerful works in the landscape. The full artist statements and additional information can be found at the links below.

We want to know how the last year has affected you, too. Click here to share your experience and learn about upcoming programs to help you express yourself. You can also vote for your favorite piece in the exhibition for the People’s Choice Award.


Exhibition is on view until October 31. Grounds are open dawn to dusk and no ticket is needed.

Yellow and black geometric sculpture on grass in front of a stone building and trees.
The Missing Year, Chris Plaisted