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Sculpture & Art Gardens

Sculpture & Art Gardens
Photo: Iliad by Alexander Liberman at Storm King Art Center
Several years ago when I had my PR firm, I was introduced to LongHouse Reserve (www.longhouse.org), a beautiful sculpture and art garden in East Hampton, New York.  It is the home of textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen, and he has made it his legacy to turn the property and all of the incredible works on it, open and available to the public.  We had the pleasure of working with LongHouse for many years, and in that time, I learned so much more about art and sculpture but also, to truly appreciated the incredible beauty that the gardens and art gave each visitor. Today, LongHouse is a gem in the Hamptons, and I like to think that my company helped spread the word about Longhouse and introduce many people to it's incredible grounds.  This summer, I will write about Longhouse more (in a later blog) and three other sculpture parks I love -- Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York, Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, and Cornerstone in Sonoma.  All very different but all equally incredible.  

 This past holiday weekend, my family and I went to Storm King for the first time.  I have wanted to visit for a long time and just haven't made the trip.  Just an hour from my home in Greenwich or 90 minutes from Manhattan, it is famous for it's expansiveness and it did not disappoint.  Some sculpture parks are perfect for walking but Storm King is wonderful for walking or bike riding.  Our whole family rented bikes and toured the entire park (approximately 5 miles around covering 500 acres!)   A really fun way to see the massive pieces and get a little exercise.

Neruda's Gate by Mark di Suvero can be seen from a distance.  The vistas are so vast, truly amazing.
 

The Storm King Art Center is a non-profit sculpture gallery that opened to the public in 1960. The pristine landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides a beautiful setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. The collections include pieces by: Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder, David Smith, Isamu Noguchi, Maya Lin’s “Storm King Wavefield”, and Mark di Suvero.  In addition to its permanent installation of sculpture, Storm King currently features two special exhibitions Lynda Benglis: Water Sources (pictured below) and Luke Stettner: Outlook.

        

       Water Sources by Lynda Benglis (left) Pink Ladies by Lynda Beglis

The first ever residency program began this year, running from June to November. Storm King is offering 15 residencies for 3 artists at a time, and each artist will receive a private studio and on-sight housing.  There is a wonderful small museum and museum store on site, a delicious cafe for lunch or a break from bike riding, and trolleys for people who don't want to walk.

 City on the High Mountain by Louise Nevelson

 Three Legged Buddha by Zhang Huan. Photo courtesy of Storm King website

 

To visit Storm King, below is all of the information!  Enjoy!

1 Museum Rd 

New Windsor, NY 12553

www.stormking.org

Contact: info@stormkingartcenter.org or  845-534-3115.

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