New York May 21, 2016
There’s A Little Known Unique Sculpture Park In New York…And It’s Truly Amazing
Did you know that one of the world’s most amazing sculpture parks can be found right here in New York? Just an hour north of the Big Apple in the lower Hudson Valley region you’ll find this unforgettable open-air museum. Back open for the season once again, you can visit the Storm King Art Center now through the end of October!
While this park may be recognized and well known in the world of art, many of our residents manage to live in New York for too long without knowing this remarkable attraction is right here in our state.
In the small town of New Windsor, just north of our chaotic city, you'll find this incredibly relaxing sculpture park.
Opening it's doors to the public back in 1960, the open-air museum originally started off as a space to showcase art from the Hudson River School.
It wasn't long before the charming art museum turned into a full blown sculpture park! In 1967, 13 pieces of art sculpted by artist David Smith were purchased, the parks first start to forming its sculpture collection.
Now spanning across 500 acres of beautiful land, the park has certainly grown over the past 50 years, becoming a photographer's paradise.
Divided up into four sections, you can explore the North Woods, the South Fields, Museum Hill or the Meadows!
With such picturesque wide open spaces like these, you'll have a hard time not wanting to stroll around the park all day. But just in case your feet get tired, a tram runs every half hour throughout the park between the hours of 11AM and 4:30PM.
In 1975, five wonderful pieces of art by Mark di Suvero were added to the park.
After being on display at another museum, the works of art had plans to be taken apart and stored away. How disappointing would that have been?
One of the most eye-catching attractions? Artist Maya Lin's
While these uniquely curved hills that roll so effortlessly across the open fields are sure to grab your attention, it's their pairing with the Schunnemunk Mountains as a back drop that makes for an overall breathtaking sight.
With an incredible variety of sculptures, you'll leave this art center with all sorts of stunning pictures.
Often hosting events, one of the many things you can do here is enjoy a Moonlit Walking Tour!
Keep your eye out for listed Moonlit Walks,
Like something you've only seen in your dreams, Zhang Huan’s
Three Legged Buddha is simply enchanting.
three legged buddha
It's like you've stepped into your own fairytale movie!
Did we mention that the pictures you'll go home with on your camera will almost surely be worthy of being a professional computer background?
While there are plenty of towering sculptures here at the park, you can also never forget to look down!
Walk underneath and all around Menashe Kadishman’s sculpture
Suspended, as it defies gravity and blows your mind in amazement.
Ursula von Rydingsvard’s transformation of wood will leave you speechless!
Over 2,000 feet long, the Storm King Wall elegantly winds through the trees down into a pond in the park, a sight to be seen.
With so many unique spaces to explore, how could you not want to visit here?
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