You may recall I recently wrote about my visit to the Sojo Spa Club as a great thing in the surrounding New York City are and today I want to share another hot spot – the Storm King Art Center. From the name I had thought we might be making pottery but I was very mistaken, this gorgeous open-air museum is definitely somewhere everyone should make sure to visit. Luckily a few days before a quick Google search pulled up the spot and when Trip Advisor describes a place as, “Widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks” it has got to be pretty good. Depending on who you ask it is located in Mountainville or New Windsor, New York and I could have spent way more than two hours at this gorgeous spot.
I visited the Storm King Art Center in the middle of September when I went to my friend Oriane’s bachelorette party (the same one who got married here) and as one of the weekend activities we went to Storm King. When we arrived I was the first one to grab the brochure and start catching up on the history and I’ll share a few of the facts I learned – the private collection has been open to the public since 1960 and it now spans more than 250 acres of land with works from more than 50 esteemed artists. To be honest I had only heard of two or three of them but I believed the guide books and 100+ other tourists – they must be the best in their field to have the honor of having their work included in this gorgeous sculpture garden!
There was a group of ten girls and when we arrived at Storm King we had wanted to take the trolly ride around property but we did not time it well so walked down the main path, seen on the brochure, and explored on foot for an hour before we conveniently jumped on at a trolly stop at a stop mid way through the loop and got to see half of the property via the trolley. Overall it was a very nice break from our weekend of drinking and honestly the weather could not have been nicer – my only complaint was that I did not wear a short sleeve shirt – what was a I thinking!
It was a beautiful day and a great outside activity – I probably could have stayed longer exploring the park and seeing more of the exhibits but that just gives me something to do next time I head back to the Storm King Art Center – I think a picnic in the Spring is definitely needed!
Would you ever visit Storm King Art Center?