A Walk in the Park: Storm King Art Center

Set among the green Catskill mountains and creeks which flow into the Hudson River, more than 500 acres of manicured landscape is home to large scale art installations. Storm King Art Center, located Upstate New York, lures art enthusiasts and curious amblers daily.

Amblers Among Us

Amblers Among Us

My month-long journey living in Kingston had come to its end. The car was repacked — stuffed with shoes and bins, coats and heavy sweaters set apart as Springtime was making its arrival, assuredly this time.

A girl tests gravity

A Gravity Test

And so, it would be our thirtieth day, that Andrew and I would finally make it to Storm King on our return to the city.

Cartwheels.

Cartwheels.

The area feels like a bowl.  None of the park is viewable or a tease from the highway. Instead these massive art installations stand concealed by the surrounding terrain.

Scale

The approach

As a volunteer at a museum in New York, entrance was free and near to it is a quirky outdoor café which served up delicious chili. We dined outside watching bicyclists and trolleys of tourists pass by.

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Human scale

Paths and walkways are built throughout the park but exploring these artistic monsters up close is encouraged.

Spider web

Spider web

The sheer vastness of the park makes it easy to understand may visitors may opt for wheels, and on my next trip, I would likely rent a bike to see more of this curious place.

It's all about the hat

It’s all about the hat

The sheer size and heft of material of each installation remarkable.

The Inner Workings

The Inner Workings

Come one, come all to check out Storm King.

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Shrimp Fest

Shrimp Fest

Corinthian

Corinthian

U.F.O. Landing Pads

U.F.O. Landing Pads