The Hudson Valley’s world-famous, historical sculpture park and museum continues its legacy of offering outdoor escape to locals and visitors alike
Saugerties, N.Y. -- Opus 40, Inc., and its executive director Caroline Crumpacker have announced the launch of a new season, marked by all-new events and the return of the National Historic Register site’s most popular engagements. Located in the Ulster County Town of Saugerties, NY, in the heart of the Hudson Valley, Opus 40 is a world-famous sculpture park and museum created by pioneering artist, quarryman and Bard College professor Harvey Fite in 1978, now regarded as an international tourist destination known for its 6.5-acre sculpture, quarryman’s museum and educational, cultural, arts, nature and historical programming.
This season, Opus 40 will feature live music and theater from Vanaver Cavern, Bindlestiff Cirkus, American Symphony Orchestra, Wind of Anatolia, Hot Jazz Jumpers, and Spanglish Fly, as well as monthly outdoor film screenings with Upstate Films, the popular Sunset Sessions Friday concerts with Radio Woodstock, and gallery shows with Saugerties Arts Studio Tour, Melora Kuhn, and Laura Battle. Opus 40 will also play host to the kickoff event celebrating an inaugural week of events from Ulster County Arts Collaborative Events.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer a season of live performance at Opus 40 once again, after this long year of quarantine,” says Ms. Crumpacker. “This summer we have community partners who bring wonderful new experiences to our site, and we all so look forward to welcoming our guests to celebrate and dance and enjoy nature together.”
Considered by many to be the Stonehenge of North America, Opus 40 welcomes more than 20,000 visitors from the Hudson Valley, New York City, and throughout the state, country and world, each and every year. Opus 40’s free community programs, including concerts, classes and fairs, reach another 4,000 annually; meanwhile, the “spectacular stone monument” (VICE) serves as a popular site for destination weddings, as well as photo shoots for the likes of Barneys NY, VOGUE, Nylon and famed photographer Nigel Barker.
Opus 40 is now open for spring visits from Friday through Sunday, and will expand its hours and commence its season of live events with the annual Community Day, free for locals, on May 15.
All events and visits have attendance caps and COVID-19 protocols in place.
To learn more about Opus 40, visit www.Opus40.org
For the 2021 Opus 40 event schedule, click here.
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