Jay Goldstein

Brookgreen Gardens now has twenty-six pieces by Jay F. Goldstein, FNSS sculpture. Goldstein traveled to Brookgreen Gardens and met with Robin R. Salmon, VP of Art & Historical Collections and Curator of Sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens.

Jay Goldstein, FNSS by his work “The Meeting”

In other Brookgreen Gardens news, Walter Matia, FNSS has joined its Board of Trustees. Matia worked in the exhibits department at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and The Nature Conservancy. He started his art studio, Curlew Casting, in 1984, and since then, his works have been exhibited across the country. Matia is a master signature member of the Society of Animal Artists and a master wildlife artist at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. He resides in Dickerson, Maryland with his wife, Dr. Pamela Lewis Matia, and two children. He currently serves on the board of the American Bird Conservancy (Treasurer of the Auction Fund), Old Town Pet Resort, and Fried Family Foundation, previously the American Museum of Fly Fishing and Society of Animal Artists.

Earlier in 2024, Brookgreen Gardens broke ground on its new Welcome Center and Conservatory Gardens, The Purdy Center. The Purdy Center is the capstone project within Brookgreen’s broader initiative, the Campaign for the Next Generation, aimed at expanding its art, nature, and history programs for future generations. This initiative includes new and renovated facilities as well as supporting endowments.