Storm King Art Center’s archives are now available online. The collection of material includes photographs, exhibition catalogues, unique special collections, and numerous interviews (including corresponding transcripts) with artists and institutional leaders who have shaped the center since its founding in 1960. Collected as part of the Oral History and Archival Program, the videos shed light on Storm King’s evolution and provide insight into the process of mounting large-scale outdoor exhibitions.
Storm King Art Center launched a new Oral History and Archival Program in 2018, made possible by a prestigious grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. These programs preserve the perspectives of the leaders and artists who have supported the growth of Storm King, and document the works in the collection.
The Archives of Storm King Art Center are open to researchers for the first time in the museum’s history. Photographs, exhibition catalogues and brochures, correspondence, and unique special collections now appear on Storm King’s website, enhancing the museum’s online interface and providing rich opportunities for the public to learn about Storm King’s history. Interviews conducted through the Oral History Program are also shared online via full-length transcripts, offering details about the origin of Storm King, the development of site-specific sculptures, and the unique labor required to mount large-scale outdoor exhibitions. Short videos were created from each interview to highlight different topics from Storm King’s past, and feature artists, long-time staff and trustees, and a plethora of visual materials from the Archives.
The Oral History Program includes interviews with artists and institutional leaders integral to the evolution of Storm King since its founding in 1960. Full transcripts are available online for research use alongside short videos that illustrate highlights from the interviews, and trace Storm King’s intersections with movements in contemporary art, arts education, and sustainability.