60th Anniversary Celebration

60th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit Auction

In lieu of our Annual Gala in New York City, we invite you to participate and support Storm King in a new way this fall. Over two weeks, we will be exploring our 60-year commitment to art in nature with free virtual programs featuring Storm King artists, curators, and collaborators, plus an online benefit auction powered by Artsy.

More details will be provided soon. Check back here for programming updates and a link to the auction.

60th Anniversary Celebration Programming

Join us to hear artists as they come together to celebrate our 60th Anniversary and discuss the power of art in nature at Storm King and beyond. 

Maya Lin & Edwina von Gal | Thursday, October 1, 5:30 – 6:30PM EST | Register here

Heather Hart & Hank Willis Thomas | Tuesday, October 6,  6 – 7PM EST | Register here

Maren Hassinger & Virginia Overton | Wednesday, October 14, 6 – 7PM EST | Register here

Andy Goldsworthy | Thursday, October 15,  1 – 2PM EST | Register here

Donors to Storm King at the $2,500 level and above will be invited to a Meet the Artist 30-minute virtual event immediately following each public program. 

Storm King Benefit Auction 
Starting October 1, bid on original artworkseditions, and exciting experiences featuring your favorite Storm King artists and more.  

Support Storm King and the 60th Anniversary Celebration
We rely on your support now more than ever to sustain our most important work: protecting our landscape and collection, and presenting new exhibitions and programs each year. Please consider a gift in honor of our 60th Anniversary Celebration. Gifts of $1,000 and above will receive the following benefits and recognition. Or, make a donation of any amount to the Fund for Storm King.

BENEFACTOR $50,000 ($44,000 tax-deductible)

Receive all benefits of Patron-level, plus: 

  • A private Storm King guided experience after hours with the President and Chief Curator followed by dinner in the South Fields for up to ten guests.**  



PATRON $25,000 ($24,400 tax-deductible)

Receive all benefits of Sponsor-level, plus: 

  • A private Storm King guided experience after hours with the President and Chief Curator followed by a picnic on Museum Hill for up to six guests.**  
  • Ability to book a visit to Storm King even when timed-entry tickets are sold out* 
  • Invitation to a private preview of the Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary sale in November, which will feature works by Storm King artists; 100% of proceeds from those lots will support Storm King 



SPONSOR $10,000 ($9,400 tax-deductible)

Receive all benefits of Supporter-level, plus: 

  • A Hudson Valley picnic lunch for up to six (6) guests to accompany your visit to Storm King** 




Receive all benefits of Friend-level, plus: 

  • guided experience of Storm King’s latest exhibitions with the Senior Curator for up to six (6) guests.* 
  • Name recognition on the Annual Donor Wall in the Museum Building 



FRIEND $2,500

Receive all benefits of Donor-level, plus: 

  • Six total (6) complimentary Storm King guest tickets with a welcome from the President or Chief Curator upon arrival.* 
  • Invitation to join private artist Q+A after each 60th Anniversary Celebration virtual program.  

DONOR $1,000

  • Two (2) complimentary Storm King guest tickets. 
  • A Storm King Art Center Sculpture Guide  
  • Name recognition on Storm King’s website 



**Restrictions apply per New York State Forward and Storm King’s health restrictions and guidelines. *Subject to Storm King staff availability, available during regular admission hours. Pre-registration is required to visit Storm King.  All benefits may be waived for a fully tax-deductible gift. Admission tickets valid when Storm King is open to the public. Valid through December 31, 2021.

We are grateful to the following artists and galleries for contributing to the Benefit Auction 

Alice Aycock
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Chakaia Booker
Mark Dion
Ellie Ga
Heather Hart
Zhang Huan
Rashid Johnson 
Jenny Kendler
Mary Mattingly 
Virginia Overton
Gabriela Salazar
Joel Shapiro 
Dana Sherwood
Alyson Shotz 
Johnny Swing 
Jerry L. Thompson
Martha Tuttle
Ursula Von Rydingsvard 

Benefit Chairs
Cathy Halstead
Heather Hart
Debby Landesman

Benefit Committee
Tania Cavallo
Kelli Cross
Molly Krause
Toby Anne Milstein
Afrodet Zuri

Roberta and Steve Denning
Jennifer Napier Nolen and Malcolm Nolen

Cathy and Peter Halstead

Hume R. Steyer and Nanahya C. Santana

David Diamond and Karen Zukowski
Debby and Rocco Landesman
Jim and Mary Ottaway
Erica and Jake Howard–Potter

Peelle Family

Stefanie Birkmann and Sunil Savkar
Richard J. Smith

As of September 24, 2020

Photo: Alyson Shotz, Mirror Fence, 2003 (refabricated 2014). Gift of the artist and Derek Eller Gallery, with generous lead support from Roberta and Steven Denning. Additional support provided by The Donald R. Mullen Family Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Schwartz. ©Alyson Shotz. Photo: Storm King Art Center ©2020