The Benini Studio & Sculpture Ranch
377 Shiloh Road
Johnson City, Texas USA 78636
830-868-5244 Studios Building
830-868-5224 Studios Building
Open Friday through Sunday 10 to 6 the first full weekend of each month.
We still accept school and art tours. We do live and work on the ranch so we can
often accommodate other days.
From his first one-man show in Milan in 1962, Benini’s exhibition career
encompasses 160 one-man exhibitions internationally. In 1999, Benini
relocated to the Texas Hill Country and established The Benini Galleries
and Sculpture Ranch now open to visitors and student tours.
A 14,000 sq. ft. building hosts a permanent retrospective exhibition of Benini's
paintings, a guest-artists gallery, as well as offices, studios, and a
fine arts library. Large-scale sculptures of national and international
artists are being installed on the surrounding 140 acres, with 115 pieces
now installed by artists from around the country and abroad..
Located in the heart
of the Texas Hill Country:
From Austin, one
hour’s drive west.
Antonio, one hours drive northwest
City, seven miles
Map and Directions
From Johnson City: From the blinking light in
Johnson City, continue 1.2 miles west on Highway 290. Turn left on
Country Road 204 (Flat Creek Road). Continue 5.2 miles to Shiloh Road.
Turn right onto Shiloh Road. Come over the cattle guard, and turn sharp
left. Click here for printable version.
After Hye, continue 1.8 miles to Rocky Road. You will see a green
sign before the turn on the curve indicating Country Road 205 to the
right. That is also Rocky Road. After turning right here, you will
continue to bear right at the little Rocky Community Church.
Stay on Rocky Road for 2.8 miles. Your next turn is a bit hidden, so
watch the mileage and turn left onto Flat Creek Road.
Continue on Flat Creek Road for 2.7 miles to Shiloh Road.
(Mailboxes on the right).
Turn left on Shiloh Road.
On Shiloh, looking 10:00 up on the mountain, you will see our house.
Continue Shiloh, over the cattle guard, and turn sharp left, following the fence. This brings you down a road,
continue through the gate with the gold stars and straight to the stone
Be aware on Flat Creek, it is open range so you may encounter animals.
Any questions, call the Studio 830-868-5244.
Cost: Free to the public.
Educational and travel
tours are welcome.
Respect for the
Photography is permitted, however we ask that you not touch, lean on,
sit on or climb on any of the artwork on display. If you shoot some
photographs on the ranch you consider noteworthy, forward them to us
photo credit. We are building a section on the Sculpture Ranch website - www.SculptureRanch.com - just for this. The diversity of
images shot through the seasons by different photographers, amateur and
professional is amazing.