Taconic Sculpture Park

October 6, 2016 – Spencertown, NY

 

Taconic Sculpture Park is located just minutes from the Taconic State Parkway in Columbia County, NY. After spending a couple of days in the Albany area to do some hiking in Thacher State Park, I wanted to see if there were any areas of interest on my way back to Westchester County. What a find this place turned out to be. Artist Roy Kanwit has transformed his property into an outdoor art gallery.

Taconic Sculpture Park

Taconic Sculpture Park

Nestled in the hills overlooking the Taconic State Parkway is a unique place in a tranquil setting. I am not an art buff, but I can appreciate the effort and care that it took to make this a special place.

Taconic Sculpture Park

Taconic Sculpture Park

Upon entering the property you are greeted by a very distinctive looking building.

building

building

building

building

Just up the hill to the left is a giant head laying on it’s side.

giant head

giant head

It was quite enjoyable having the place to ourselves. We walked around just snapping away at all the sculptures on display.

turkey

turkey

castle

castle

Another giant head on display.

giant head

giant head

My personal favorite was this dragon.

dragon

dragon

I walked up the hill on a mowed path and I was greeted by another giant head, only this one is 20 feet tall and can be seen from the Taconic while traveling north.

giant head

giant head

This place has quite a view as well.

nice view

nice view

The sculptures were many, so below are just a few more of the striking works of art on Mr. Kanwit’s property.

Taconic Sculpture ParkTaconic Sculpture ParkTaconic Sculpture Park

His home sat overlooking the property and his art. It is made of stone and is rather stunning.

stone house

stone house

His patio was impressive and those arches rock.

patio

patio

Also on the property is a trail that possibly loops around. If not for the 7.5 mile hike the previous day, I may have checked it out. Instead I soaked in some culture and enjoyed an artist’s hard work. Thank you Mr. Roy Kanwit for providing this exceptional setting to enjoy your works of art.

 

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