New York Art Insiders Get Out of Town

Celebrations at Storm King Art Center and The Glass House salute summer.

STORM KING ART CENTER'S Summer Solstice Celebration
Dinner in the di Suvero Fields. Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center.

If this past weekend is any indication, New York art insiders are itching to leave the city. Two separate celebrations took place outside the five boroughs: one at Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York, and the other at The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. Both parties were generously attended by people happy to get some fresh air.

Storm King Art Center Summer Solstice Celebration:
Guests had the chance to explore Storm King’s massive grounds, including guided tours of two new installations. The reception took place next to Zhang Huan’s Evoking Tradition, which comprises six sculptures, most notably a large, three-legged Buddha statue. Many attendees took the opportunity to visit Virginia Overton’s Outlooks, a transformative, site-specific installation which features a thin metal tube spanning 400 feet, allowing for an array of unique aural and visual experiences. Finally, guests were treated to a gourmet, farm-sourced meal under the stars in the di Suvero Fields.

Darsie Alexander, Lisa Niccolini Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center.

Darsie Alexander, Lisa Niccolini
Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center/Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com.

Deniz Cicek, Nanaya Santana, John Stern, LouAnne Roberts Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center.

Deniz Cicek, Nanaya Santana, John Stern, LouAnne Roberts
Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center/Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com.

Grace Knowlton. Johnny Swing Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center.

Grace Knowlton. Johnny Swing
Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center/Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com.

John Stern, Alyson Shotz, Nora Lawrence, David Collens Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center.

John Stern, Alyson Shotz, Nora Lawrence, David Collens
Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center/Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com.

Melissa Chiu, artnet News Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Genocchio, David Collens Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center.

Melissa Chiu, artnet News Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Genocchio, David Collens
Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center/Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com.

Melissa Johnston, Nigel Parry, Meredith Folsom, Louanne James Verrier Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center

Melissa Johnston, Nigel Parry, Meredith Folsom, James Verrier, LouAnne Roberts
Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center/Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com.

Peter Hoffman, Shelley Boris Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center

Peter Hoffman, Shelley Boris
Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center/Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com.

Peter Stephens, Brooke Kamin Rapaport, David Collens Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center.

Peter Stephens, Brooke Kamin Rapaport, David Collens
Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center/Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com.

Scott Vandervoort, Warren Webster, Katie Heimbold, Lynda Stern Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center.

Scott Vandervoort, Warren Webster, Katie Heimbold, Lynda Stern
Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center/Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com.

Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center.

Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center/Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com.

Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center.

Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center/Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com.

Zhang Huan, Three-Legged Buddha (2007) Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center.

Zhang Huan, Three-Legged Buddha (2007)
Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center/Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com.

Dinner in the di Suvero fields. Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center.

Dinner in the di Suvero fields.
Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center/Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com.

The Glass House Summer Party:
The Philip Johnson Glass House sits on a picturesque 49-acre campus, and the annual Summer Party boasted a benefit committee including Dustin Yellin, Beth Rudin DeWoody and Nan Goldin. Guests sipped champagne and enjoyed a festive picnic while taking in the majesty of the grounds. Visitors were also given a showing of Fujiko Nakaya’s Veil, a temporary installation that engages with the iconic house using a dense veil of mist that renders it invisible for several minutes, only to slowly return as the fog dissipates.

Henry Urbach Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Henry Urbach
Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Joseph Becker, Henry Urbach, Pantea Tehrani, Murray Moss, Franklin Gretchell Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Joseph Becker, Henry Urbach, Pantea Tehrani, Murray Moss, Franklin Gretchell
Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Clare Carter, Victoria Hely-Hutchinson Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Clare Carter, Victoria Hely-Hutchinson
Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Susan Magrino Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Susan Magrino
Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Misha Nonoo, Holly Greenfield Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Misha Nonoo, Holly Greenfield
Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Richard Barnes, Alexia Borden Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Richard Barnes, Alexia Borden
Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Guests enjoy picnic lunches. Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Guests enjoy picnic lunches.
Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Jennifer Krasinski, Meghan Daily Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Jennifer Krasinski, Meghan Daily
Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Party atmosphere. Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

Party atmosphere.
Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

The Glass House Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

The Glass House, and Fujiko Nakaya’s Veil.
Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

The Glass House, Interior Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.

The Glass House, Interior
Photo: Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com.


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