In lieu of its Annual Gala in New York City, Storm King Art Center will host a series of online artist talks and panel discussions featuring Storm King artists, curators, and collaborators as the museum celebrates 60 years of art in nature. The two-week live event program will coincide with an online benefit auction hosted by Artsy from October 1-15, 2020.
“We are inviting our visitors, artists, and neighbors to celebrate virtually this year, not just to commemorate our 60th anniversary, but also to recognize and honor all those who have supported Storm King over the past six decades,” said John Stern, President of Storm King. “At Storm King, visitors interact with art in a landscape that changes with each passing season – a unique experience made possible because of our supporters who are behind all of what we do and can do. Participating in these artist-led programs and our benefit auction helps us to continue our mission to commission artists, preserve our grounds and collection, and offer new exhibitions and programs each year.”
Storm King’s 60th Anniversary Celebration will feature artist talks hosted by Andy Goldsworthy and Maya Lin–whose landmark commissions Storm King Wall and Storm King Wavefield helped define the museum’s site. Storm King Board Members and artists Heather Hart and Virginia Overton will also host online conversations with other special artist guests including Hank Willis Thomas and Maren Hassinger.
The online benefit auction, featuring works by preeminent artists from Zhang Huan to Alice Aycock, as well as fine art photographs of Storm King by Jerry L. Thompson, will open to bids on Artsy’s website from 1PM EST on October 1, 2020 through 5PM EST on October 15, 2020.
Offerings will also include a curated Storm King getaway to an architectural gem in nearby Mountainville, complete with glass walls that provide 360-degree sweeping views of the Art Center and Schunemunk Mountain. As a part of the experience, guests will enjoy a private tour of Storm King, followed by a gourmet picnic with champagne pairings led by one of Ruinart’s expert wine ambassadors.
All funds raised will support Storm King Art Center’s exhibitions and public programs.
Thursday, October 1 – Thursday, October 15, 2020
60th ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL PROGRAM
Maya Lin & Edwina von Gal:
Moderated by Nora Lawrence, Storm King’s Senior Curator
Thursday, October 1, 5:30-6:30pm EST
Heather Hart & Hank Willis Thomas: Earth Seed
Tuesday, October 6, 6-7pm EST
Virginia Overton & Maren Hassinger:
Wednesday, October 14, 6-7pm EST
Thursday, October 15, 1-2pm EST
For further information please visit: https://www.stormking60.org/
Storm King’s Benefit Auction, in partnership with Artsy, will feature artworks by Mark Dion, Chakaia Booker, Martha Tuttle, and Zhang Huan, among others. Also included will be a curated weekend getaway complete with an in-depth private tour of the Art Center and gourmet picnic, and accommodation at a nearby mid-century, glass-walled home with sweeping, 360-degree views of Storm King and Schunemunk Mountain.
All proceeds benefit Storm King’s exhibitions and programs.
For auction information, including previews of confirmed lots, please visit https://www.stormking60.org/.
Toby Anne Milstein
Roberta and Steven Denning
Jennifer Napier Nolen and Malcolm Nolen
Cathy and Peter Halstead
Hume R. Steyer and Nanahya C. Santana
David Diamond and Karen Zukowski
Debby and Rocco Landesman
Jim and Mary Ottaway
Erica and Jake Howard-Potter
Stefanie Birkmann and Sunil Savkar
Richard J. Smith
Storm King Art Center
Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley, where visitors experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky. Since 1960, Storm King has been dedicated to stewarding the hills, meadows, and forests of its site and surrounding landscape. Building on the visionary thinking of its founders, Storm King supports artists and some of their most ambitious works. Changing exhibitions, programming, and seasons offer discoveries with every visit.
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Storm King is located at 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, New York
Member Mornings: Sunday, 10:00am–11:00am
Timed-entry tickets are required for all visitors and per-vehicle pricing is in effect. Visitors may purchase tickets for up to 6 people per vehicle (children under 5 are not included person count).
Car (1 person) $20.00 Car (4 people) $68.00
Car (2 people) $40.00 Car (5 people) $76.00
Car (3 people) $48.00 Car (6 people) $84.00
Storm King is pleased to offer complimentary admission in 2020 to the following frontline healthcare workers: doctors, nurses, hospital staff, EMTs, and paramedics. Other visitors who are eligible to access free admission include active military and their families, EBT users via Museums for All, and Storm King partner school students, families, and educators. Visitors may also obtain free admission for a vehicle of 6 via a local Library Membership. Visitors who qualify for free admission must call and reserve their ticket by phone.
Members receive unlimited free admission, access to Member Mornings and virtual events, and a 10% discount in the online Museum Store.