Storm King Art Center: New Windsor, NY


A few weeks ago, Nicole over at Sketch42blog posted about her day trip to the Storm King Art Center. Totally inspired, I got in the car with my friend Jaime and we headed upstate to get the last glimpses of Fall.

The Storm King Art Center has over 500 acres of rolling hills and fields, located only 50 miles north of the city. This museum is a true celebration of art and nature. The art is not pretentious nor precious here, even with more than 100 post-World War II sculptures from internationally renowned artists. Nature has a way of leveling the playing field, even bringing the most formidable pieces back down to earth for you to enjoy. DSC_2738

DSC_2751 DSC_2753 DSC_2765 DSC_2767 DSC_2771I honestly love watching people react to art and spent most of today creeping on strangers, taking their pics. Kids, families, couples, and friends  everywhere were enjoying the crisp weather and taking their time walking the grounds. This place is really special.
DSC_2776 DSC_2777 DSC_2785 DSC_2791 DSC_2798 DSC_2799 DSC_2805 DSC_2812 DSC_2821 DSC_2827 DSC_2837 DSC_2852 DSC_2855 DSC_2862Ironically enough, we only scratched the surface in our visit today. There’s so much ground to cover! I HIGHLY recommend getting out here before it closes for the winter.

Storm King’s 2013 season runs from April 3 through December 1. April 3 through November 17, hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm (until 5:00 pm in November). November 18 through December 1, hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, except for the holiday Mondays of Columbus and Veterans Days.

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