Saturday, May 17, 2014

Oh the places we'll go! Storm King (and DIA:Beacon)

This, dear sister, is the place you'll go after a breakfast at Stone Barn Farm in June!
Storm King Art Center is an absolutely gorgeous outdoor museum with sculptures and landscape art by artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Maya Lin and Richard Serra.

The park is huge, but even if you arrive as late as we did (one hour before closing), you should still go in, because more time to stroll around would be better, but within one hour, you already get to see a lot. It is also possible to rent bikes, but walking around is equally nice. Another thing I really really liked was that if you go there with a zipcar, you get two tickets for the price of one! Awesome! Hach, I will miss my little zipcar back in Berlin!

Now, before we went to Storm King, we visited DIA:Beacon, which is about a 40 minute drive away from Storm King.

You are not allowed to take photos at DIA:Beacon but at least it didn't seem to be illegal to take photos of the cherry tree garden. We timed our visit perfectly right and the trees were in full bloom. Dare I admit that the cherry trees were the nicest thing about DIA:Beacon? Well, let's put it this way: there are so many German artists on display (such as Blinky Palermo), that it's kind of boring if you're from Germany. The building however, an old factory, is absolutely stunning. That said, if you only have little time, I would always advise you to go to Storm King over DIA:Beacon.

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