Storm King Art Center Embodies Monumentality

November 2022

The grounds at Storm King

Back to our week-long trip that began in New York’s Hudson Valley, the Storm King Art Center set a high bar for our expectations over the next six days.  Located near West Point Military Academy on the river’s west bank, this 500-acre pastoral landscape of woodlands, wildflower and native grasses, lawns, allées of stately trees, and mowed walking paths is a grand setting for hundreds of metal, stone, wood and earthwork sculptures.

From exhibits mammoth to human size, the Center collects, conserves, and exhibits these contemporary works of art––“a dynamic and unique place to explore art in nature.” Founded in 1960 by H. Peter Stern and Ralph E. Ogdon, Storm King hosts the largest collection of contemporary art in the United States.

The grounds at Storm King
Sculpture at Storm King
People walking at Storm King

Visitors need timed tickets to visit. We walked around the site for a little over two hours, not nearly enough time to see all we wanted. Take the tram, which we did not, to travel to more remote areas and sculptures. Just don’t miss the opportunity to be awed! Closed Tuesdays.

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This post is one of a series from our Hudson Valley and Berkshires trip. Stay tuned for more highlight experiences, presented over the next few weeks. 

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