Hello, fall. We’ve missed you. Dry, golden leaves are gathering in the gutters, and we’re cozying up with chunky knit sweaters and uncorking bottles of Malbec insteadof the crisp whites we enjoyed all summer. And you know what? We’re ready. The shift of seasons ignites a fire in us to change things up and seek out inspiration in new formswe also get itchy to hit the road. Just outside of the city, in Mountainville, NY, lies Storm King, an oasis of green and ochre and burnt sienna leaves ringing the 500 acres of fields which host a stupendous sculpture collection. Works by Mark di Suvero, Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Serra and more are situated in the landscape, creating an outdoor museum that is truly awe-inspiring. You know all those vacation days you’re hoarding? Use one to rent a car and cruise out there, stopping at nearby Jones Farm to load up on wholesome farm-baked goodies to nibble as you stroll the grounds (don’t forget to pick up a few pumpkins).
Storm King is open till the golden hour of 5:30 on weekdays, and till 8pm on weekends; we think the most gorgeous time to be there in the fall is late afternoon, with the brilliant blue of the late-afternoon sky providing a sharp backdrop for the ombre leaves and myriad sculptures. On exhibit through the end of the season are Luke Stettner’s mystical a, b, moon, d and Lynda Benglis’s Water Sources, beautifully displayed works which amplify the organic beauty of the surroundings. Storm King, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, New York 12553