Storm King Art Center
I love New York City, but sometimes you just need to get away.... so when I had the opportunity to visit Storm King Art Center, I ran wild...literally.
I had the chance to visit for their annual 'Summer Solstice' celebration, which is a night of amazing food, drinks, and music. Before the dinner, we were given tours of the grounds via golf carts, and then even let us get out and explore the grounds at various points. I surprisingly navigated the hills just fine in my heels.
If you've never heard of the Storm King Art Center..no worries. It's an open-air museum in Mountainville, New York, which is about an hour and a half outside of Manhattan depending on the traffic). You can get there by car, train or bus.
It has artworks from the following artists (and more)
Mark di Suvero
Work by Elaine Cameron-Weir, part of their 'outlooks' series
Above is a work by Mark di Suvero, called Mother Peace, 1969–70.
Work by Jenny Kendler as part of the 'Indicators: Artist on Climate Change" series
After the tour, we enjoyed a lovely dinner, created by Chef's Michael Anthony from Gramercy Tavern and Shelley Boris. Ever item was sourced locally from the Hudson River Valley and the dinner consisted of the following:
Appetizer: Roasted carrot salad (local honey, pistachios, and spices), Gramercy Tavern potato-scallion focaccia
Buffet: Roasted tilefish (spinach, kale and sugar snap pea salad, salsa verde), Freekah (mushrooms and grilled asparagus), Baked Sweet Potatoes (grilled onion and garden herbs)
Dessert: Strawberry and cream coupe
and wine (duh)
It was a lovely night, and I'd love to go back and rent bikes to explore the grounds even further.