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Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center, sculpture park and museum in Mountainville, N.Y., some 55 mi (89 km) north of New York City. Founded in 1960, it comprises 500 acres (202 hectares) of lawns, fields, hills, and forests, which provide a unique backdrop for sculpture, and a Norman-style museum (1935). The center has a large permanent collection of sculpture, much of it displayed on the grounds. Its holdings were mainly created after 1960 and are predominantly abstract and often monumental in scale. The core of the collection is a group of 13 large works by David Smith. Among the other notable works in the collection are those by such modern masters as Barbara Hepworth, Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Mark di Suvero, Richard Serra, George Ricky, and Kenneth Snelson. The collection also includes pieces by a number of younger sculptors.

See J. Beardsley, A Landscape for Modern Sculpture (rev. ed. 1996).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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