Falling for Storm King Art CenterMonday, October 19, 2015
With fall foliage at its peak in New York, I rounded up a fun little group to visit Storm King Art Center last weekend. I've enjoyed this lush open air museum before in the spring but have long wanted to visit in the fall to see the monumental art framed by fiery red trees. Storm King did not disappoint, greeting us with glorious foliage at the entrance and giving us one heck of a playground to while our Sunday afternoon away. On my previous visit to Storm King, everything was lush and green, and we were somewhat distracted and missed out on a few key installations. This time, I made sure we got to see them: Maya Lin's Wave Field at the southern edge of the park is absolutely amazing while Zhang Huan's Three Legged Buddha was a quirky sight to see. The only hiccup was the weather, which last Sunday was somewhat less obliging, wrapping us in its chilly embrace on what ended up being the coldest fall day this year. At the end of the afternoon, we watched in disbelief as snow started to fall in the park—seemingly like a cruel mirage but in fact heartbreakingly real. It was a reminder that this beautiful season is an all too fleeting one. As the Starks say, winter is coming, so do make the most of every autumn day that remains!
Storm King Art Center is located at 1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, New York.