A Message from our President

On Friday June 12, Storm King’s President John P. Stern sent a letter to our newsletter subscribers about Storm King’s ongoing commitment to be a more racially just, inclusive, and equitable organization for our staff and wider community of artists, visitors, and collaborators.

We share the email with you here:

Dear Storm King Community,

We at Storm King Art Center add our voice to those calling for justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others. As we posted last week on our social media platforms for #BlackoutTuesday, we stand in support with the Black Lives Matter movement. We join in solidarity against racism and abuses of power. We support unity and progress, even as we confront feelings of sadness, confusion, anger, and dismay.

Storm King affirms our ongoing commitment to be a more racially just, inclusive, and equitable organization. We are spending time right now as a staff and with our Board to educate ourselves, challenge ourselves, and actively listen to each other on issues of racial justice, and to recognize the many ways we can support social justice and the Black Lives Matter movement. Most importantly, we are asking ourselves—as individuals and as a community—how we can do more.

We want to do more, and we want to do better. In the coming weeks, you will be hearing from us on our website about the steps we are taking and our plans going forward.

Your voice matters to us. We welcome your feedback, comments, ideas, and questions at hello@stormkingartcenter.org.

We look forward to sharing more and staying in touch.

John P. Stern