The Best Museum Ever

Mark di Suvero, Jambalaya

We took a wonderful five day trip last week exploring the mid-Hudson River Valley.  We held our breath hoping for good weather for the final full day when we planned to visit Storm King Art Center.

As you will see by these photos, the day couldn't have been more perfect.  What a gift, truly, to spend the day in such an incredible setting with temperatures no more than 80 degrees.

We spent five and a half hours walking all over the grounds with a rest for a picnic lunch.  We didn't have the time or energy for two whole sections, but we felt incredibly satisfied with what we experienced.  I hope we return again.

I became enthralled by the relationship between the sculptures and their environment.  While I count ourselves lucky to have been there on an ideal weather day, the photos I have seen of these works enveloped in fog or with the Autumn foliage replacing the green with gold offers a completely different experience.

To give you a sense of the scale of these sculptures, Michael and Olivia are standing underneath, nearby, or alongside in some of the photos. 

 Menashe Kadishman, Suspended

Mark di Suvero, Mother Peace (with Michael & Olivia underneath)
Alexander Calder (with Michael standing near the middle of the photo)

Mark di Suvero, Pyradmidian (I told Olivia to stop running and freeze!)

Maya Lin, Storm King Wavefield