Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wonderful day of Kite Flying at Storm King Sculpture Museum

My husband, son and I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Storm King Sculpture Museum in Mountainville, NY yesterday. There was a kite launch that anyone could join in one of the fields. The weather was fantastic. Enough wind for the kites and that kind of sky that the Hudson River school of painters loved. the shot of the hosta is from my front garden before we left for the day.

Storm King is a huge property with giant metal sculptures and wonderful site specific pieces, as well as small outdoor work and a little museum building. The most recent addition to the grounds is a piece call the Wave Field by Maya Lin. These mounds of earth and vegetation are 12 feet tall in places. You can see them from a height or wander among and over them. Within the museum they had a small exhibition of her work as well.

The wall you can see in the picture is Storm King Wall by Andy Goldsworthy. it serpentines and meanders up through the woods quite a ways. The museum is about 1 hour North of NYCity and well worth the trip from anywhere. The property is huge and one entry fee allows you to do whatever you wish. You can picnic and wander the fields and woods for hours and never feel crowded.


RuthJJamieson said...

Definitely a 'Museum' I would love! Thank you so much for showing it to us. Seeing all those kites aloft must have been breathtaking!

Jan Blencowe said...

The museum sounds fabulous, I'd love to visit with a sketchbook in hand (and maybe a kite!)