STORM KING

 

WEBSITE: www.stormking.org
LOCATION: 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553
NEAREST AIRPORTS: Newark International Airport, 1hour 15mins drive
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Storm King is a sculpture park an hour north of New York founded in the 60’s by local donors Ralph E. Ogden and H. Peter Stern. The want of a legacy started modestly, but as the potential of sculpture in landscape became apparent, so the scope of the park grew. The park’s collection now has over 100 sculptures in 500 acres of American country land.

Realising that the landscape was an integral part of how the sculptures are viewed, the surrounding property was bought up to maintain the natural backdrop of the park. The result is spectacular, with each piece placed carefully and with much consideration.

It would be impossible to see the whole park in one day and the changing seasons are a good reason to return to experience it in different colours. There are bicycles available to rent and a tram service for those less keen on peddling around the grounds.

The large grounds are littered with monumental modern sculptures by modern and contemporary masters, including Henry Moore, Richard Serra, Isamu Noguchi, and Andy Goldsworthy. There are many works on loan keeping the landscape in flux, as well as a temporary exhibition programme exploring the works on a solo artist. It is a perfect way to explore the Hudson Valley.

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