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Storm King Art Center

To immerse yourself in great art without being trapped in a museum all day, visit the Storm King Art Center. Located just an hour north of the city in the Hudson Valley, the 500 acre outdoor museum is filled with more than 100 pieces of sculpture and land art from some of the most acclaimed post-war modern and contemporary artists. The peaceful sanctuary is a calming escape from the chaos of New York. Set in Mountainville, NY, Storm King extends the idea of a sculpture garden to an entire landscape, beautifully celebrating the relationship between nature and art. Unencumbered by walls, the artworks are set within a magnificent exhibition space created by the distant mountains, the waving fields, and native woodlands of Storm King. The striking view of a sculpture from across the field, half a mile away with the mountains rising behind it is considered just as carefully as the native plants that surround its immediate location. If you don't have a car or don't want to rent one, Coach USA offers bus day trips for just $45. (Storm King Art Center; 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY; one hour by car)

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1 Comment

  1. natesmithny June 23, 2013 at 6:24 pm
    Found your blog doing research for my own article on Storm King - it's magical, right? Wasn't so keen on Fire Island though... Anyway my wife and I want to check out some of the other destinations. Thanks for posting!