Field trip: Storm King and Dia: Beacon, 10/26/13

On October 26, the Art Ready group went on our annual all-day Saturday field trip to Storm King/Dia: Beacon, traveling by bus to two exciting art centers in upstate New York. This year we were accompanied by students from the Jump Start education program of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, our partner and funder this year. Everyone had fun getting to know each other and learning about the work being done in both programs.

Storm King is a 500-acre sculpture garden in the Lower Hudson Valley, home to over 100 sculptures by accomplished modern and contemporary artists. It also provides a great setting to walk, run, hike, and play (including playing with and on some of the sculptures themselves!)

After a picnic lunch and stroll through Storm King’s grounds, the group received a tour at Dia: Beacon, a former Nabisco box printing factory in Beacon, NY that has been converted into a museum. We saw site-specific art by such groundbreaking artists as Richard Serra, Louise Bourgeois, and Sol Lewitt, including more large-scale sculptures that provided some interesting viewpoints.

Check out the photos from Storm King below!

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A BIG thank-you to the Joan Mitchell Foundation for generously funding the 2013 Storm King/Dia: Beacon trip. Special thanks to Dumbo Kitchen and Peas and Pickles for donating food for lunch!

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