This past Sunday CMYBacon and I headed up to Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY via a tour bus full of hipsters and outlet mall shoppers. And boy, was it worth it. I can’t begin to imagine a more perfect fall day to galavant around the 500 acre sculpture garden, the skies were bright blue and the leaves were a million colors. It was that in between temperature where you’re not quite sure whether a sweater is enough, or maybe you need a jacket.
After conquering the fantastic outdoor cafe (all locally sourced, organic fare), we took off with the idea to catch the tram for an overall look at the place. But then we kept walking. And then just a little bit further. And a little more.
After thoroughly investigating the Normandy-style museum building – and deciding we’d be perfectly okay with living there – we finally made our way to the 40 minute tram ride to investigate the far-reaching bits of the property. (Psst… can you spot the couple making out in the photo above?!)
One of my favorite pieces, I loved the distorted perspective.
The light was insane, and all of our photos either turned out dramatic and awesome completely whited out.
My favorite shot of the day, the sun perfectly blocked out by the sculpture.
My favorite piece, it took everything I had not to walk over it like a bridge!
I almost had the equivalent of a second major in art history during college, so seeing all of these pieces I’d only ever spied on pages of books was a dream.
The area got hit pretty hard during last weekend freak October snowstorm, and lots of branches were down. There were even fields that still had flashes of snow. Which when melted leads to mud. Check out my shoes the morning of waiting at Port Authority and post-gallavanting. Luckily Martin was a good sport! I definitely recommend making a day of visiting Storm King if you’re ever in the area, you can thank me later.