I get the feeling that Mr. Goldsworthy would find this kind of hero worship to be nauseating.
I am attracted to his ideas and his extraordinary craft, execution, and representation; I have long believed that respect is given for free to everyone, while admiration is earned by the outstanding few. I admire Andy Goldsworthy greatly. To see his work, to touch it and feel it, is the final act required in solidifying this admiration and a connection between my own ideas and his - an important alliance. Just as a deal must be shaken on, an admired artwork must be witnessed.
If you plan to visit Storm King, this is what you can expect: There is a 40 minute long narrated tram ride which picks up and drops off passengers at predetermined stops. The best place to pick up the tram is from its origin at the base of the Museum Hill elevator. The tram can become too full to accept new passengers. Another place to pick it up is at The Wave Field - where many passengers will be disembarking. Also, plan to bring a picnic lunch. The grounds are perfect for picnicking. There is a small concession stand by the North Parking Lot. You may rent bicycles which will help you access some of the distantly placed sculptures. You are not permitted to bring your own bikes onto the grounds. Fees are $12 for adults. As far as art museums go, Storm King is perhaps the best for exposing children of varying ages to erudite art.
Storm King is a must-see in any Hudson Valley trip itinerary.
Address for your GPS: 1 Museum Road, New Windsor NY 12553
| Coordinates: N41.427154,W074.064292 |
|From Bridgeport||1.5 Hours|
|From New Haven||2 Hours|
|From Hartford||2 Hours|
|From New London||2.5 Hours|
|From Providence||3 Hours|
|From New York||1.25 Hours|
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Storm King Arts Center
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