Gallery: Omi International Art Center Grows Greener


It’s one thing when environmental art brings you out into the field, up into the trees, and reaches beyond our usual expectations, but The Omi International Art Center in Columbia County, NY does all of this and then some with its new LEED-certified visitors center and gallery space. The Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center & Gallery opened its doors this past June and was celebrated as a perfect marriage between green building and the environmental sculpture projects that the site is world-renowned for. Designed by Hudson Valley based FT:Architecture, the new visitor building is consistent with the art center’s objective of melding art, architecture, and a landscaped environment that fosters creative residencies and installation projects for some of the world’s most provocative sculptors and enviro-artists.

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