Langlais Sculpture Preserve
The Langlais Sculpture Preserve was the 90-acre homestead of renowned Maine artist, Bernard “Blackie” Langlais and his wife Helen. “Blackie” created more than 3,500 indoor and outdoor works of art during his lifetime that are unique, edgy, very imaginative, and engaging to young and old.
The Preserve is located at 576 River Road, Cushing, and is open from dawn to dusk with a 1/4 mile ADA-accessible path. A wheelchair is available at the preserve. Please call 594-5166 to reserve.
- Twelve large wooden sculptures were restored on site by the Kohler Foundation Inc. who gifted the property to the Georges River Land Trust in November 2015.
- Visit our online Langlais photo gallery.
- Want to find more Langlais art in Maine? Visit The Langlais Art Trail where more than fifty institutions in more than forty Maine communities now display artworks by Langlais.
- We partnered with Leaps of Imagination to host summer art camp for kids at the Langlais Preserve.
- Together with the Maine Master Gardener Volunteer program, we’ve created a native plant garden to provide essential habitat for bees, birds, and butterflies. We’re happy to share the plant list and planting design.
- Take a quick tour in this video made by friend and former staffer Taylor Stenger
Videos About Langlais
We are fortunate to host a collection of videos about Langlais – how this preserve came to be, the sculpture conservators at work, historical footage, and oral histories about Langlais’ time in Cushing.