"In Cold Springs there is truly one of the chicest collections combined with exceptional architecture created just for the collection. This is a private warehouse art space created by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu for their personal collection of Italian Post-war and Contemporary art."
"My friends have raved about (and created great instagram envy from) this celebrated sculpture park located in the town of Cornwall. The center boasts a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures nestled in the midst 500 acres of rolling hills, woodlands and fields of native grasses and wildflowers. Maybe I’ll see you there!"
“Although it is self-serving to mention, I do feel that Storm King Art Center is an essential Hudson Valley destination. Our 500-acres have been sculpted over the past 58 years specifically to display outdoor artwork. It is a unique destination where visitors can experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky.”
"Another great outdoor adventure is Art Omi, which is a large outdoor art park that has recently added an area of outdoor architectural installations. There’s a pleasant visitor’s center and gallery that serves coffee and snacks, not to mention great kids programs and the park is dog friendly. Something for everyone!"
"You must check out Opus 40 is a large environmental sculpture in Saugerties, New York, created by sculptor and quarryman Harvey Fite. It comprises a sprawling series of dry-stone ramps, pedestals and platforms covering 6.5 acres of a bluestonequarry."
"I used to love visiting the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton and if you like Dia:Chelsea, Dia: Beacon is well-worth the drive. This 300,000-square-foot former industrial building, now houses one of the world’s most distinguished collections of contemporary art along the banks of the Hudson River."
“Many people combine a trip to Storm King with a trip to Dia. While you could spend a day (or more) exploring each, experiencing both allows you to see works by some of the same artists in two very different settings.”
"The Wassaic project was a labor of love for developers Tony Zunio, Richard Berry, along with artists Bowie Zunio, Eve Biddle, and Elan Bogarin, who together stepped in and restored Maxon Mills. On the verge of being torn down, they transformed the 1940s mill into a seven-floor 8,000 square foot art exhibition space hosting three or more exhibitions per year."
"Feeling cultural? Pop into the Hamlet of Wassaic, where Wassaic Project has transformed old mill town into a vibrant and bustling artists’ community. With ever changing exhibits by artist-in-residence at Maxon Mills, your eyes and mind will be opened by the vast array of styles and subjects presented."
“Modelling itself after the fabulously popular Tenement Museum on the lower east side of Manhattan, The Reher Center has recently opened in what was the Reher Bakery, a late 19th/early 20th Century bakery which served the ever changing and multi-cultural Kingston community. A fascinating look at how this Hudson River town, the 1st capital of NY State, has survived and evolved.”
“We’re so lucky to have the Fisher Center just down the road! World-class performances—incredible stuff from opera and dance to futurist puppet plays—in a Frank Gehry-designed building. In the summer, they bring a fabulous Spiegeltent onto the grounds and Mx. Justin Vivian Bond hosts a cabaret series and dance parties, which are a real treat—it can get a bit rowdy, certainly bawdy! Not what you expect from 'the country.'"
"Opened as a Vaudeville and movie house in 1920, this professional theater always has a great seasonal program of contemporary plays and musicals. Currently they are showing the American premiere of a new play called Bang Bang written by John Cleese of Monty Python fame."
"Nonprofit arts organization and the Arts Council for Sullivan County, New York. DVAA supports local artists with gallery exhibitions and grant funding. One of my favorite shows has a silent auction for pieces under 4x4 inches."