Storm King Art Center, New York Photo Gallery

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Storm King Art Center, a 500-acre sculpture park about an hour north of Manhattan, boasts an expansive, open-air environment where massive pieces of art are dwarfed—and complimented by—the surrounding landscape.  
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Some, like Jampalaya—a painted steel 60' x 40'x x35' piece by Mark di Suvero—are truly massive, and yet only seem overwhelming when you stand at its base and look up.  
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While others, like this series of sculptures near the visitor center, would be at home in a city gallery. Storm King also hosts a series of special exhibits and indoor pieces.  
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Yet even these 'conventional' sculptures, like the bronze Tall Bather by Emilio Greco, benefit from its pastoral setting.  
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Works from well-known artists like Richard Serra and pieces like Alexander Calder's Gui…  
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…can be found along side lesser-known artist works like Nam June Paik's Waiting for UFO.  
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But some of the most striking remain those that integrate nature, like Andy Goldsworthy's Storm King Wall.  
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This 2,278-foot-long site-specific sculpture was made from field stones gathered from the Art Center property. The wall weaves around a stretch of trees, seems to plunge into a small lake, and climbs up to the property’s border.  
Credit: Nathan Borchelt 
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Others, like Ursula von Rydingsvard's For Paul, use conventional sculptural materials that end up replicating landscapes typically found in nature.  
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For this piece, she painstakingly constructed layers of cedar and then rubbed graphite into the wood, giving it the appearance of a basalt rock face. The massive sculpture stands 14.5 feet tall, reinforcing the sense that it belongs to the natural world.  
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Storm King also houses several sculptures that invert expectations. This piece manipulates rubber into something appears almost organic.  
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But the true lure of Storm King definitely resides in the invitation for hours-long ambles through its 500 acres, noticing how the shifting sun unveils new faces to the sculptures.  
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