60th Anniversary Celebration

60th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit Auction

In lieu of our Annual Gala in New York City, we celebrated our 60-year commitment to art in nature from October 1 – 15 with free virtual programs, which featured Storm King artists, curators, and collaborators, plus an online benefit auction powered by Artsy.  

60th Anniversary Celebration Programming

Storm King artists and special guests came together to celebrate our 60th Anniversary and discuss the power of art in nature at Storm King and beyond.  

Maya Lin & Edwina von Gal | Watch the program here
Heather Hart & Hank Willis Thomas | Watch the program here
Maren Hassinger & Virginia Overton Watch the program here
Andy Goldsworthy Watch the program here  

Benefit Auction 

Storm King is grateful to all of the artists and galleries who donated to our Benefit Auction on Artsy, which was a huge success 

We also look forward to partnering with Christie’s, where donated works by Storm King artists Mark di SuveroRashid Johnson, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Richard Serra, Joel Shapiro, and Johnny Swing will be featured in their upcoming Postwar & Contemporary Day Sale in early December. 100% of the auction proceeds will benefit Storm King.

Plan a Visit





Enhance your experience at Storm King and toast our 60th Anniversary by reserving a gourmet picnic featuring Ruinart Champagne to accompany your visit.  Advance timed-entry tickets required for all visits, book here. We look forward to welcoming you during this milestone season!   

Ruinart is a proud partner of Storm King Art Center’s 60th Anniversary Celebration. 

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. 

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 



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
Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky
Nicholas A. Polsky and Eve Yohalem 

Bloomberg Philanthropies
Jane R. Gladstone
Cathy and Peter Halstead
Stephen Meringoff 
Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger
Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo 

Anne P. Sidamon-Eristoff
Agnes Gund
Mary and Jim Ottaway
Paula and Ira Resnick
Hume R. Steyer and Nanahya C. Santana 

DeWitt Stern
Aashish and Dinyar Devitre
David Diamond and Karen Zukowski
Tony and Judy Evnin
Debby and Rocco Landesman
Erica and Jake Howard–Potter
Lynn G. Straus 
Susan and Brad Tate  

Helena and Peter Bienstock
Claudia and Evan Breibart
Ehrenkranz Partners
Gretchen Frank 
Peelle Family
Kelly and Scott Mueller
Lianne Lazetera and Sanford J. Schlesinger
Caryl Yanow  


Sue and Joseph Berland
Marsha Gordan and Javier Garcia
Mary Ann Keeler
Jeffrey A. Klein 
Putter Pence
Lynn Povich and Stephen Shepard
Stefanie Birkmann and Sunil Savkar
Norman Selby 
Richard J. Smith 

As of October 28, 2020 

**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. 

Updated October 16, 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