Following the surprise Halloween snow storm, New York has enjoyed some particularly fine autumn weather, prompting Storm King Arts Center to keep its grounds open to the public Fridays through Sundays until November 27. If you haven’t already had the pleasure of taking the trip to Mountainville, New York (located in the lower Hudson Valley, just about an hour and a half drive from NYC), now is the perfect time to roam this amazing outdoor sculpture park.
For over 50 years, Storm King has been showcasing the work of modern artists, with a focus on the sorts of large sculptures that demand a “museum” of epic proportions. The center’s beautiful rolling 500-acre landscape, featuring vast fields and picturesque woodlands, is dotted with 100+ sculptures that have been carefully placed to create an incredible viewing experience for visitors.
Alexander Calder, Andy Goldsworthy, Roy Lichtenstein, Nam June Paik, and Richard Serra are just a few of the many artists whose works can be seen here. Abstract sculptures dominate the collection. When standing atop a hill, looking down across the South Fields at Mark di Suvero’s sculptures, one can’t help but to think of alien crop formations. There are also some more figurative pieces on display, such Zhang Huan’s massive, whimsical “Three Legged Buddha,” which is particularly popular among visitors.
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