Celebrate Summer Solstice @ Storm King Art Center, June 20

  |  June 12, 2015
Storm King Art Center's Summer Solstice Celebration-mosphere

Photo: Mark di Suvero. Beethoven’s Quartet, 2003. © Mark di Suvero, courtesy of the artist and Spacetime, C.C. Photograph by Benjamin Lozovsky/Billy Farrell Agency.

When it comes to ringing in the first sultry days of summer, the Hudson Valley is the place to be. Gorgeous, lush green vistas make this area a summertime destination, and Storm King Art Center takes that lush greenness and mixes in a splendid array of art and creativity in the form of sculpture. Take in the whole scene during Storm King’s Summer Solstice Celebration on Saturday, June 20. The event will offer a cocktails and a farm dinner set against the backdrop of Storm King’s 500-acre sculpture park featuring works by Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, Andy Goldsworthy, Zhang Huan, Maya Lin, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra, David Smith, and Ursula von Rydingsvard, just to name a few. Chefs Shelley Boris (Fresh Company) and Peter Hoffman (Back Forty West in Soho) will provide a farm-to-table menu not only pleasing to the tastebuds, but to the eyes, as well. Dinner will be served family-style in the fields under twinkling lights and the solstice sky at 7:30pm.


© Storm King Art Center

Music for the event will be provided by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Peter Francis. Francis, co-founder of the band Dispatch and Dragon Crest Collective collaborator, is an innovator in the field of indie-music, making him a perfect musical match for Storm King’s Solstice Celebration.

Celebration-goers will also be treated to special exhibit showings of Lynda Benglis: Water Sources, which consists of large scale sculptures and outdoor fountains, and Outlooks: Luke Stettner, a site-specific outdoor installation and indoor exhibition.


Left: Pink Ladies, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Cheim & Read, New York. Right: Pink Lady (For Asha), 2013. Courtesy the artist; Cheim & Read, New York; and Locks Gallery, Philadelphia. © Lynda Benglis / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson.

Don’t miss out on amazing food, breathtaking sculpture exhibits, and dancing to live music under the stars at Storm King. Tickets can be purchased here and run from $150 for the 5-7pm cocktail reception to a $350 Yong Patron ticket for both the reception and dinner. Visit the Storm King Solstice Celebration event page for more information.

Storm King Art Center Summer Solstice Celebration

Saturday, June 20, 2015
5pm-7pm: Cocktail Reception
7:30pm: Dinner
1 Museum Road, New Windsor


About Storm King Art Center

Widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the globe for fifty years. It is located only one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, where its pristine 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.

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