Press Release  October 15, 2020

Storm King Celebrates 60 Years with Benefit Auction

Courtesy Storm King Art Center

In lieu of its Annual Gala in New York City, Storm King Art Center will host a series of online artist talks and panel discussions featuring Storm King artists, curators, and collaborators as the museum celebrates 60 years of art in nature. The two-week live event program will coincide with an online benefit auction hosted by Artsy from October 1-15, 2020.

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Jenny Kendler, Camouflage XXXIV (Poacher Protection for Endangered White Cockatoo), 2014. Vintage porcelain bird, paperclay, gold leaf and mixed media.

“We are inviting our visitors, artists, and neighbors to celebrate virtually this year, not just to commemorate our 60th anniversary, but also to recognize and honor all those who have supported Storm King over the past six decades,” said John Stern, President of Storm King. “At Storm King, visitors interact with art in a landscape that changes with each passing season–a unique experience made possible because of our supporters who are behind all of what we do and can do. Participating in these artist-led programs and our benefit auction helps us to continue our mission to commission artists, preserve our grounds and collection, and offer new exhibitions and programs each year.”

Storm King’s 60th Anniversary Celebration will feature artist talks hosted by Andy Goldsworthy and Maya Lin–whose landmark commissions Storm King Wall and Storm King Wavefield helped define the museum’s site. Storm King Board Members and artists Heather Hart and Virginia Overton will also host online conversations with other special artist guests including Hank Willis Thomas and Maren Hassinger.

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Dana Sherwood, Pile of Cakes with Foxes. Watercolor and ink on paper.

The online benefit auction, featuring works by preeminent artists from Zhang Huan to Alice Aycock, as well as fine art photographs of Storm King by Jerry L. Thompson, will open to bids on Artsy’s website from 1PM EST on October 1, 2020 through 5PM EST on October 15, 2020.

Offerings will also include a curated Storm King getaway to an architectural gem in nearby Mountainville, complete with glass walls that provide 360-degree sweeping views of the Art Center and Schunemunk Mountain. As a part of the experience, guests will enjoy a private tour of Storm King, followed by a gourmet picnic with champagne pairings led by one of Ruinart’s expert wine ambassadors.

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Mark Dion, Gull Topography, 2020. White ink on brown paper.

Storm King’s Benefit Auction, in partnership with Artsy, will feature artworks by Mark Dion, Chakaia Booker, Martha Tuttle, and Zhang Huan, among others. Also included will be a curated weekend getaway complete with an in-depth private tour of the Art Center and gourmet picnic, and accommodation at a nearby mid-century, glass-walled home with sweeping, 360-degree views of Storm King and Schunemunk Mountain.

All funds raised will support Storm King Art Center’s exhibitions and public programs.

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