Gary Lee Price’s Great Contributors Bronze Statues Exhibit

Experience eight masterworks in Dallas.

The Great Contributors exhibit, on display until November 27, is a part of Gary Lee Price’s renowned art collection. A fellow of the National Sculpture Society, Price has been recognized worldwide for his bold work lifting and celebrating the human spirit. The life-size bronze sculptures placed throughout the spring garden include Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Claude Monet, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain and the Wright Brothers, many of which are on benches or in garden settings.These sculptures are only a few of the finest contributors in world history. With the original goal to create 10 male figures and 10 female figures, Price will soon embark on phase two with influencers such as Ruby Bridges, Sacajawea, Amelia Earhart, Mother Theresa and many more.

Visit from Gary Lee Price

Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9

Join us over Columbus Day weekend for a special visit from Great Contributors artist Gary Lee Price, including three days of lectures, walking tours, and live group sculpting with the master.

Friday, October 7

Walking Tour Tour with Gary - 11:00 a.m. (Ginsburg Plaza)

Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9

Lecture by Gary Lee Price, followed by walking tour of the Great Contributors

9:30 a.m. (Ginsburg Plaza)

This is a free event, but seats are limited to the first 100 - Please click here to make a reservation via email and be sure include your name.

Live Group Sculpting in Pecan Grove

Sessions at 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30 p.m.


Delbert the Dragon

This larger-than-life statue by Gary Lee Price made its national debut the weekend of July 23 in the Pecan Grove, where he will sit until November 27.

Great Contributors Tour

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. - Ginsburg Plaza

A docent-led tour through the gardens while visiting each Great Contributor along the way. Learn facts about the history, art and culture of the contributors. Great photo opportunities abound as guests are invited to sit on the bench with their favorite Great Contributor.

Children's Activities

Great Contributors Program for Student Groups

$10 per child | 1:8 teacher/chaperone free | $15 per additional adult

3rd – 8th Grade

Price includes Children’s Adventure Garden admission

Bring your student group to explore our special exhibition, Great Contributors, in the Main Garden. This one-hour Arboretum educator-led program focuses on the lives and times of eight historic figures, including Shakespeare, Lincoln, and the Wright Brothers – all artfully cast in bronze and placed throughout the garden. Each student will receive an interactive exhibit guide and will explore the art, culture, and history of the notable figures, their contemporaries, and Dallas during their day. Scholarships are available for this program and transportation funds are available upon request.

To make a reservation please contact the Reservations Department by phone at 214.515.6540, by fax at 214.515.6578 or by email at education@dallasarboretum.org.