Upstate Art Weekend’s Exhilarating, Expansive 2022 Program

This year's installment weaves together more than 145 participants across eight counties

One of the most refreshing occasions on the annual arts calendar, Upstate Art Weekend returns for a third installment this 22-24 July. The exhilarating 2022 program includes 100 exhibitions, coupled with more than 50 open artist studios—a first for the series. This is a substantial increase from last year’s 61 participants, and the 23 venues of Upstate Art Weekend’s 2020 debut. More than statistics that support one weekend’s …

Best of CH 2020: Editors’ Favorites

From outdoor art to virtual conversations, our picks from the year that was

Browsing the thousands of stories we published on COOL HUNTING each year provides us with meaningful memories. In 2020, the many experiences we had with people and places were significant, despite being very different from any year previous. The inability to travel, visit artist’s studios, dine next to a fascinating individual, and see shows in sweaty venues led us to attempt more creative ways of …

Storm King Art Center Turns 60 Years Old

Experiences on these 500 acres of site-specific, large-scale art in the Hudson Valley are never the same

“It was seeing birds moving along the landscape,” John Stern, president of Storm King Art Center, says of his earliest memories at the picturesque outdoor museum in New York State’s Hudson Valley. Stern was born the same year that his father (H Peter Stern) and paternal grandfather (Ralph Ogden) opened the monumental sculpture park. And since that day in 1960, Storm King has welcomed wanderers, wonderers, …