Featuring over 100 thoughtfully situated, monumental sculptures by modern masters and contemporary talents from Alexander Calder to Andy Goldsworthy, Storm King Art Center
comprises 500 bucolic acres in the southern part of the Hudson River Valley, only one hour north of New York City. Named after the neighboring Storm King Mountain, the art center began in the Museum Building, a converted Normandy-style residence that continues to showcase the best in contemporary art from Louise Bourgeois to Sol Lewitt. Originally intended to exhibit the work of the Hudson River School
, the center was opened to the public in 1960 by founders Ralph E. Ogden and H. Peter Stern. By 1961, Storm King was entirely devoted to contemporary sculpture upon the purchase of 13 pieces by abstract expressionist, David Smith
. Five decades later, Storm King continues to evolve its dynamic collection as one of the leading sculpture parks in the country.