Tag: Art

Storm King Art Centre

Storm King is one of the world’s leading sculpture parks which has been around for over fifty years. With over 500 acres of rolling hills, woodlands, endless fields of grass and wildflowers, Storm King is a site to see. The park includes 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.

It is the largest collection of contemporary outdoor sculptures in the United States. Founded in 1960 by Ralph E. Ogden as a museum for the Hudson River School paintings, it soon evolved into a major sculpture venue with works from some of the most acclaimed artists of the 20th century.

The Storm King site and art has been identified by collector Alan Gibbs as one source of inspiration for Gibbs Farm, his private outdoor sculpture museum and landscape in New Zealand.[1]

 

In Season 2 of the Aziz Ansari series Master of None the two main characters visit Storm King and tour the sculpture garden during the Fall Foliage illuminating the beauty of this special time of year.Master of None which just completed it’s second season is one of my boyfriend and I’s favorite shows and the reason that I found out about Storm King Art Centre. After seeing it in the show we were so ready to go and see it.

Depending on traffic, Storm King is around 1 hour and 15 minutes drive from New York City. It’s a great getaway for an artistic adventure. Living in metropolitan cities makes you feel the need to escape from the chaos of the city. The idea of being in the middle of a huge green park with fresh air and lots of art pieces sounds like an amazing withdrawal from the craziness that is NYC.


 

 

For now, I will leave you with some pictures to enjoy. If you have a chance while visiting New York you should definitely go and see this magnificent park. I highly recommended it and will definitely go again without a doubt. Have a great week everyone! Enjoy the last good weather weekends and make your way to Storm King!

The Incredible Sculptures of Gibbs Farm [1]
Jump up ^ “The Farm” by Rob Garrett – retrieved Jan 15, 2015 [2]

Dia: Beacon

Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries is the museum for the Dia Art Foundation‘s collection of art from the 1960s to the present. The museum, which opened in 2003, is situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York. It is one of the largest exhibition spaces in the country for modern and contemporary art.

It is one of my favorite art galleries so far in New York, because it give you the chance to escape from New York City and it is only 1 hour and 15 mins drive.



I loved this picture in front of Bruce Nauman’s neon lights. This is so fascinating that how simple neon lights can create such a powerful, magical colours. This part of the exhibition was quite popular visitors who were on the line to take great instagram or facebook profile pictures! 🙂

Of course, we chose to be comfy with my partner in crime for a long walk in and out of the art gallery because Dia has a great garden to hang out as well.