A fundamental element of Storm King’s mission, the preservation of the Art Center’s landscape and ecology, is critical to its ongoing success and to the visitor experience. For much of its history, Storm King worked with landscape architect William A. Rutherford and more recently with native grass expert Darrel Morrison. As Storm King seeks to preserve and enhance its natural resources, the Art Center has engaged landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand to advise on preserving its iconic allées. With Reed Hilderbrand and other partners, Storm King is exploring new and innovative ways to enrich and maintain its 500-acre landscape, frame art in nature, encourage ecological diversity, and create a long-term plan for a sustainable natural landscape.
Maya Lin, Storm King Wavefield, 2007 – 08. © Maya Lin Studio, courtesy Pace Gallery. Photo by Jerry L. Thompson.
Recent Grants & Funding
Storm King has received a prestigious grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support Storm King’s archive program and a new oral history initiative in 2017 and 2018. These programs will jointly serve to preserve the perspectives of the leaders and artists who supported the growth of Storm King, as well as the physical items that document this history. Storm King’s Outlooks exhibition series, which invites one emerging or mid-career artist to engage with Storm King’s landscape and create a site-specific work for a single season, received generous funds from the Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust, Via Art Fund, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in 2017. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation have provided support for The Shandaken Project at Storm King, a process-based artist residency program hosted on the grounds of the Art Center. Storm King’s special exhibition for 2017, David Smith: The White Sculptures, received institutional support from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bafflin Foundation, the Henry Moore Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, and The Robert Lehman Foundation. Storm King has also received a major grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in support of its school partnership programs in 2017 and 2018.
Storm King Art Center is one of the world’s leading sculpture parks. Located in New York’s Hudson Valley about an hour north of New York City, Storm King encompasses over 500 acres of rolling hills, woodlands, and fields of native grasses and wildflowers. This landscape provides a dramatic backdrop for a collection of more than 100 large-scale sculptures by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time, including Alice Aycock, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, Andy Goldsworthy, Sol Lewitt, Maya Lin, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Nam June Paik, Richard Serra, Joel Shapiro, David Smith, and Ursula von Rydingsvard, among others.