Capital Project

There’s No Place Like Storm King Art Center
For more than 60 years, Storm King’s groundbreaking vision of art, nature, and people has inspired visitors and artists to rethink what a museum can be. Each visit to Storm King offers a new experience and an unmatched collection of art in an everchanging natural landscape. The museum’s first-ever capital project will offer our growing community an unparalleled visitor experience, increase the opportunities for art and working with artists, and preserve the Art Center’s 500-acre site and collection for the next generation.

Storm King’s capital project is currently under construction. It comprises a new Welcome Sequence with consolidated parking and accessible amenities; the construction of the Art Center’s first dedicated conservation, fabrication, and maintenance building; and a holistic approach to landscape stewardship and environmental sustainability.

About the project:

Visitor Welcome Sequence

The Welcome Sequence will consolidate visitor parking to a single area on the forested edge of Storm King, increasing parking capacity alongside a dedicated bus and rideshare drop-off loop and new electric car charging stations. This new parking area eliminates cars from the visitor experience by removing two lots currently sited in Storm King’s grounds.

An outdoor lobby will feature a series of pavilions for visitor hospitality and essential amenities—ticketing/orientation, restrooms, and group gathering. Native plants throughout the lobby and parking area create a sense of place that resonates with the spirit of Storm King and guide visitors from the entrance into the Art Center’s art and landscape. Throughout, pathways and facilities are designed for accessibility.

David R. Collens Building for Conservation, Fabrication, and Maintenance

A dedicated building for conservation, fabrication, and maintenance Building to expand Storm King’s ability to realize extraordinary projects and its support of artists’ visions on a grand scale. Conceived as a venue for creative collaboration—and named in honor of Storm King’s former Director and Chief Curator—the David R. Collens Building will serve as a workshop, studio, mechanical shop, storage space, and office.

New Landscape for Art

The capital project will create new landscaped areas for art and programming by reclaiming 5 acres of centrally located parking lots.

Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship

Architectural rendering of two-story wood house with ticketing windows and a single-story wood structure with open-air windows. Both buildings are surrounded by trees, tall grasses, and flowers.Building on Storm King’s legacy of landscape stewardship and environmental sustainability, the capital project harnesses clean, renewable energy and enriches the Art Center’s landscape with new plantings selected for their resiliency in response to climate change.

Capital Project in the News

Read more about Storm King’s capital project in these selected press features.

News12 Hudson Valley
Gov. Hochul visits Storm King Art Center to announce $11 million in funding

The Guardian
Can a museum embody environmental justice?

The Art Newspaper
A first glimpse of Storm King Art Center’s $45m redesign

Architect’s Newspaper
Storm King Art Center taps powerhouse international team for $45 million capital project

Project Team

Storm King is working with a team of distinguished consultants whose global and local expertise will help realize the project’s vision.

heneghan peng architects |Dublin, Ireland
WXY architecture + urban design | New York
Reed Hilderbrand | Cambridge, MA, and New Haven, CT
Gustafson Porter + Bowman | London
Envoie Projects | New York
Consigli Construction Co.| Pleasant Valley, NY

Funding Support

Recognizing Storm King’s regional importance and the project’s focus on sustainability, New York State is providing $11.3 million in support. The New York State Council on the Arts has agreed to provide $7.5 million. Empire State Development has agreed to provide $3.2 million, as recommended by the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council. Additionally, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is providing $600,000 through the Carbon Neutral Community Economic Development program. All funding is made possible with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Project Donors
• Roberta and Steven Denning
• Sidney E. Frank Foundation
• Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc.
• Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo

• Janet Benton and David Schunter
• The Fisher Family
• The Lipman Family Foundation
• Ambassador and Mrs. W.L. Lyons Brown
• Stephen Trevor and Stephanie Hunt

• Judith W. and Anthony B. Evnin / The AE Family Foundation
• Agnes Gund
• Jennifer and Malcolm Nolen

• Charina Endowment Fund
• Kautz Family Foundation
• Sam Kellie-Smith and Cecilia Tay Kellie-Smith

• Anonymous (1)
• Jayne and Leonard Abess
• Helena and Peter Bienstock
• Lucy and Mike Danziger
• David Diamond and Karen Zukowski
• Janet and Jim Dicke
• Christopher J. Elliman
• Miguel Hennessy
• Paul and Barbara Jenkel
• Ronald and Sandra Kossar
• Debby and Rocco Landesman
• Victoria F. Morris
• The PHF Foundation, Inc.
• Nicholas A. Polsky and Eve Yohalem
• Barbara and David Roux
• Sara and Axel Schupf
• Lois and Arthur J. Stainman
• Hume R. Steyer

• The Estate of David Smith
• Virginia L. Gold
• Mary and James H. Ottaway, Jr.

• Anonymous (1)
• The Education Foundation of America
• Lynn Peebles and Douglas Land
• Adam D. Weinberg and Lorraine Ferguson
• Charles P. and Shelby S. Werner
• Margo and Anthony Viscusi
• Caryl Yanow

• Hugh J. Freund and Sandra Wijnberg
• Jane Gladstone
• Francis Kéré
• Richard and Elizabeth Smith
• Candida N. Smith
• Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Smith
• John P. Stern
• Judy Sund and E. Scott Gilbert

As of August 3, 2022