storm king

June 11, 2009 |  Category:   art + design outings












What took us so long to come here? Storm King Art Center has long been high on our list of places to visit, but it took a field trip organized by Mia’s preschool in which lots of parents took off work to come along, to finally get us up there. Let’s just say that these photos, or any photos, don’t do the place justice – you really need to stand in the middle of the field, with these amazing sculptures around you, to fully comprehend the magnitude of experiencing art without any walls or ceilings. The 500 acre outdoor museum is nestled in the Hudson, about an hour and a half away from NYC and it was the perfect place to celebrate the near-end of preschool as the program seems to mirror and share the same spirit and philosophies as the Art Center. I need to go back, however, and spend more time with a few installations that we just breezed by, Maya Lin’s Bodies of Water, and especially Andy Goldworthy’s Wall. But the beauty of Storm King? It changes with the seasons and the weather. We went on a foggy, overcast day which made the skies quite dramatic, but I can’t wait to see it in the Fall.

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  • Kathy June 11, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    This looks great! My daughter (2 years old) and I were just visiting my parents in the Boston area and they were talking about Storm King. So I was really glad to see this post. Hopefully on one of our next visit back East we will go.

  • Lecia/A Day that is Dessert June 11, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Wow! I’ll try to fit this in the agenda the next time we’re east – my sister lives in Manhattan. LOVE Andy Goldsworthy. Have you been to the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle?

  • Jenna June 11, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Lecia, I feel like I have been to the Sculpture Park, but it was before kids. Will need to check it out next time when we’re out that way.

  • bronwyn June 11, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    What a beautiful place. I love sculpture gardens, but have never been to anything on this scale. Looks like the kids enjoyed it too.

  • Kitty June 11, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Oh god I want to go there, right now!

  • Brenda June 11, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Wow! I want to go, too! You must have had a ball!

  • Annie From Seattle June 12, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Um….I do love our Sculpture Park but this looks bigger and grander than anything we’ve got here. I have to put Storm King on my wish list, along with Marfa.

    Thanks for the cool pictures, Jenna. This place is amazing.

  • ninja June 12, 2009 at 12:51 am

    We just went on Memorial Day Weekend. One of our favorite day trip destinations … what a great idea for a field trip! I haven’t seen the park in the fall yet, but the trees lining the main path are supposed to be maple … and beautiful when the leaves change. Too bad they’re closing down during the winter months – the art would be such a surreal experience in the snow.

  • jennifer June 12, 2009 at 7:55 am

    This is so funny, we’re going there tomorrow! I was actually googling storm king just now and your post came up!

  • Cadmiumgold June 12, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Your photos and the landscape are absolutely amazing!!! Breathtaking at times. Thank so much for sharing :)

  • Jenna June 12, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Jennifer, that is so funny. Have fun tomorrow! take pictures! And boy, google indexes fast!