OPUS 40 "One of the largest and most beguiling works of art on the entire continent." - Brendan Gill, Architectural Digest
Opus 40 is a world-famous nonprofit sculpture park and museum with more than 60 acres of meadows, paths and bluestone quarries — including 6.5 acres of earthwork sculpture — in the heart of the Hudson Valley in Saugerties, NY.
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Storm King Art Center: "We have to say it: the Hudson Valley may be the best thing about living in New York City."
08/05/2019
Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center:

"We have to say it: the Hudson Valley may be the best thing about living in New York City."

"We have to say it: the Hudson Valley may be the best thing about living in New York City."

THIS WEEKEND on the lawn at Opus 40, as the sun sets over the majestic Catskill Mountains!Friday: a FREE Sunset Session ...
08/05/2019

THIS WEEKEND on the lawn at Opus 40, as the sun sets over the majestic Catskill Mountains!

Friday: a FREE Sunset Session with Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST, featuring the soul-pop sounds of New York City quartet Scruffy Pearls, plus savory eats from the best burger place in the region, Buns Burgers, sweet treats from small batch extraordinaire Zora Dora Paletaria, and CBD products from Woods & Meadow... Come early to reserve your spot among the hundreds of other attendees!

https://www.facebook.com/events/325351225020987/

Saturday: a jaw-dropping performance from critically acclaimed musician Roberto Juan Rodriguez Music, accompanied by Iván Barenboim, sharing a unique blend of Cuban Jazz and Klezmer, with beer and wine from Saugerties, New York's very own Dutch Ale House . Buy your ticket(s), before they sell out!

https://www.facebook.com/events/403951326882403/

Questions: [email protected]
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KIDS WELCOME | GREAT DATE NIGHT | SENIOR FRIENDLY

📷 Hudson Valley Drones; Catskill Aerials; Eileen Mcclatchy

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“A magnificent feat of landscape design and sculpture.” - Culture Trip, 2019, New York State’s 10 Best Sculpture ParksAl...
07/31/2019

“A magnificent feat of landscape design and sculpture.” - Culture Trip, 2019, New York State’s 10 Best Sculpture Parks

Also featuring the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, attached to MoMA The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Socrates Sculpture Park, set against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline in Long Island City, and our neighbor, Storm King Art Center, in New Windsor, Culture Trip goes on to say of Opus 40:

“The park continues to fulfil Fite’s artistic and cultural legacy, offering concerts, theatrical performances, lectures and outreach events.”

Indeed, that is our mission.

Last weekend, we hosted another FREE Friday Sunset Series concert with Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST, and an awe-inspiring interpretation of Jesus Christ Superstar by Centenary Stage Company on Saturday.

Next, we have a Sunset Series session August 9 — with live music from Scruffy Pearls, plus food from Buns Burgers and Zora Dora Paletaria, and a table setup from Woods & Meadows CBD Apothecary.

And that’s far from all:

There’s Cuban Jazz and Klezmer with the critically acclaimed Roberto Juan Rodriguez-Cuban Jewish Allstars on August 10, followed on the 11th by a Town Of Saugerties Animal Shelter Benefit with music and food trucks.

On August 17, bring your iPhone or camera for an exclusive Opus 40 photography workshop with the esteemed China Jorrin Photography.

And on August 31, celebrate the changing seasons with us at our Labor Day Weekend Festival with Hungry March Band and Hudson Valley Magazine-Best-Of BBQ from The Grille Wagon food truck.

For more info and to reserve your spot for any or all of these events, visit facebook.com/officialopus40/events

Pictured: Opus 40, by Gabriela Herman

This past Saturday at Opus 40, the lawn was packed with locals and visitors, who braved the overwhelming heat and threat...
07/31/2019

This past Saturday at Opus 40, the lawn was packed with locals and visitors, who braved the overwhelming heat and threats of thunderstorms to watch an incredible Opus 40-inspired performance of Jesus Christ Superstar by the visiting Centenary Stage Company (pictured).

Stay tuned — they’ll be back next year!

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07/30/2019

“Art is born on the earth’s surface... Art is like a conversation with all those who came before.” - Harvey Fite

VISITvortex Hudson Valley:

One of the largest and most beguiling works of art on the entire continent and the greatest earthwork sculpture in existence, according to Architectural Digest, Opus 40 is a vast environmental sculpture park and museum in High Woods, a small hamlet in the town of Saugerties.

Fashioned from an abandoned quarry over a period of 37 years by sculptor and quarryman Harvey Fite (1903–1976), the site was the home of Fite’s studio, garage, blacksmith shop, and, eventually, Quarryman’s Museum.

Opus 40 is an Ulster County MUST VISIT.

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“For more than 40 years, Opus 40 has showcased the harmony between art and nature in the Hudson Valley” - Heather Croner...
07/29/2019
Heather Croner Real Estate Sotheby's International Realty

“For more than 40 years, Opus 40 has showcased the harmony between art and nature in the Hudson Valley” - Heather Croner Real Estate Sotheby's International Realty

With its mix of historic sites, farms, walkable villages and cultural events, there’s no shortage of things to do in the Hudson Valley. Just 100 miles north of Manhattan, the historic region is a peaceful escape known for its art, local culinary offerings and opportunities for outdoor adventure.

From OPUS 40 to Love Apple Farm, read on for five unique Hudson Valley experiences:

Getting married? Why not tie the knot here, with the majestic Overlook Mountain as your backdrop, like Sarah and Asha?On...
07/28/2019

Getting married? Why not tie the knot here, with the majestic Overlook Mountain as your backdrop, like Sarah and Asha?

One of New York State’s most prized historical and artistic landmarks, Opus 40 is our nearly 60-acre park, with 6.5 acres of bluestone sculpture hand-crafted over 37 years by Harvey Fite, in the heart of The Hudson Valley.

For rates and other information, contact Caroline Crumpacker at [email protected] or +1 845 681 9352.

📷 Studio Matthew Brooks

07/28/2019
Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST

This past Friday at Opus 40 — Wilder Woods performs for 300 at Sunset Sessions with Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST!

Wilder Woods at OPUS 40 #sunsetsessions

‪”With the backdrop of our awe-inspiring sculpture park, it will really be an extra-special, unique experience for peopl...
07/25/2019
Opus 40 in Saugerties hosts production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' on July 27

‪”With the backdrop of our awe-inspiring sculpture park, it will really be an extra-special, unique experience for people of all ages” - Caroline Crumpacker, Executive Director‬

‪via Daily Freeman

Harvey Fite's famed outdoor sculpture park Opus 40 serves as the backdrop for the Centenary Stage Company's production of the iconic 1970s rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" on Saturday, July

”A spectacular stone monument... Stunning and striking visual imagery.” - Noisey/VICE, on Opus 40, in an article on jazz...
07/24/2019

”A spectacular stone monument... Stunning and striking visual imagery.” - Noisey/VICE, on Opus 40, in an article on jazz legend Sonny Rollins choosing The Hudson Valley landmark as the site for an August 1986 concert

📷 Rollins continuing to play after misguiding a mid-solo jump

THIS August, Opus 40 hosts Roberto Juan Rodriguez Music, a Cuban American jazz musician known for fusing Latin and Jewish Klezmer music — and a little less for his on-stage aerial acrobatics!

For more info on this upcoming show, with beer and wine furnished by Dutch Ale House, visit our Events page at facebook.com/officialopus40/events

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The Official Sonny Rollins Page

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The future of Opus 40...Thanks, The Art Newspaper!
07/23/2019
The Art Newspaper

The future of Opus 40...

Thanks, The Art Newspaper!

Artist Harvey Fite's OPUS 40 near Saugerties, New York—a work the artist toiled on for 37 years before his death in 1976—will expand its programming.

As you know, this past Friday was a scorcher. But that didn’t stop throngs of Hudson Valley locals and visitors from joi...
07/23/2019

As you know, this past Friday was a scorcher. But that didn’t stop throngs of Hudson Valley locals and visitors from joining us on the majestic grounds of Opus 40 for the second week of our FREE Sunset Series with Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST, this time featuring the all-mighty reggae, roots and dub band Royal KhaoZ!

THIS Friday, the high is 80 and the low is 65, according to our friends at Hudson Valley Weather. So get here early to reserve your spot, ‘cause we’re expecting another big crowd for week 3 performers Wilder Woods and Chloe Cannon!

Food will be available from The Latin Garden Food Truck, with frozen treats from Zora Dora Paletaria.

MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/325351225020987/

📷 Jermaine Bama Williams of Royal Khaoz

You may have seen Jesus Christ Superstar before, but you’ve never seen it like this!Winner of multiple Tony and Drama De...
07/23/2019

You may have seen Jesus Christ Superstar before, but you’ve never seen it like this!

Winner of multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Jesus Christ Superstar is an internationally acclaimed 1970 rock opera featuring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical tells the story of the last week of Jesus's life, loosely based on the Gospels, with ironic allusions to modern life scattered throughout the depiction of political events.

Now, imagine this timeless classic retold with the historical, nearly 60-acre Opus 40 sculpture park as its inspiration, performed by Centenary Stage Company, whose mission is "to entertain, to enlighten and to inspire" through "the transformative power of live performance"!

THAT’s what’s happening THIS Saturday, July 27, at 2 PM, in the heart of The Hudson Valley in Saugerties, New York.

Tickets are going fast, but it’s not too late!

Purchase Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/centenary-stage-presents-jesus-christ-super-star-tickets-55717268851

Pictured: YOUR BACKDROP

TONIGHT... INDOORS — CAN’T MISS!
07/21/2019

TONIGHT... INDOORS — CAN’T MISS!

THIS Sunday, July 21, at 530 PM, at The Gallery at Opus 40, we’re hosting a special Gallery Talk with Historian Tom Wolf and Sculptor Kenji Fujita!

Mr. Wolf will discuss our exhibit featuring Kenji and his father S. Neil Fujita. This show marks the first time their work has been shown together. A Question & Answer session with the historian and artist will.

Refreshments, including white wine, mint-lemonade and sorbet, will be provided.

Join us! @ The Gallery at Opus 40

THIS Sunday, July 21, at 530 PM, at The Gallery at Opus 40, we’re hosting a special Gallery Talk with Historian Tom Wolf...
07/18/2019

THIS Sunday, July 21, at 530 PM, at The Gallery at Opus 40, we’re hosting a special Gallery Talk with Historian Tom Wolf and Sculptor Kenji Fujita!

Mr. Wolf will discuss our exhibit featuring Kenji and his father S. Neil Fujita. This show marks the first time their work has been shown together. A Question & Answer session with the historian and artist will.

Refreshments, including white wine, mint-lemonade and sorbet, will be provided.

Join us! @ The Gallery at Opus 40

This past weekend at the Opus 40 was an incredible success — kicking off Friday with more than 250 locals and visitors o...
07/16/2019

This past weekend at the Opus 40 was an incredible success — kicking off Friday with more than 250 locals and visitors of all ages attending the first night of our weekly summer Sunset Sessions with Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST, followed by the thought-provoking Poetics in Space poetry writing workshop with Poet and Literary Critic Laura Hilton, and concluding Sunday with our Day of Divination and Psychic Fair, featuring readers, tellers and local vendors!

Thanks to everyone who joined us. We’re honored to play a part in your Hudson Valley weekend.

For more information on upcoming events, including week 2 of the Sunset Sessions THIS Friday with Royal KhaoZ, and Centenary Stage Company’s July 27 performance of Jesus Christ Superstar, visit our Events section at facebook.com/officialopus40/events

Business owners: want to be a part of an upcoming event? We’re ALWAYS looking to expand our roster on behalf of our visitors. So send us a message!

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“This is my wardrobe, if I was a landscape artist.” - Kozaburo Akasaka, LVMH Special Prize-winning fashion designer, on ...
07/15/2019

“This is my wardrobe, if I was a landscape artist.” - Kozaburo Akasaka, LVMH Special Prize-winning fashion designer, on Opus 40

AS SEEN IN Vogue... Kozaburo chose Opus 40 as the backdrop for his Spring 2020 lookbook.

+ 📷 bit.ly/kozaburo-spring2020

“For more than 40 years, Opus 40 has showcased the harmony between art and nature in the Hudson Valley.” - Hudson Valley...
07/14/2019
Hudson Valley Magazine

“For more than 40 years, Opus 40 has showcased the harmony between art and nature in the Hudson Valley.” - Hudson Valley Magazine

How many of the Hudson Valley's larger-than-life sculpture parks have you visited?

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"One of the largest and most beguiling works of art on the entire continent... a cousin of Stonehenge and the long since...
07/09/2019

"One of the largest and most beguiling works of art on the entire continent... a cousin of Stonehenge and the long since vanished Hanging Gardens of Babylon." – Brendan Gill, Architectural Digest

Visit for a guided tour, art workshop or performance.

http://facebook.com/officialopus40/events

07/08/2019

Be sure to check out ALL our upcoming events at Opus 40! Starting THIS Friday...

Our FREE Sunset Concert Series with Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST, kicking off July 12 and running every Friday through Labor Day.

Educational Workshops, like Poetry Writing this Saturday, July 13, with poet, essayist and critic Laura Hinton — FREE for students and local artists.

Daytime festivals, including our awe-inspiring Divination Day and Psychic Fair on Sunday, July 14.

Theater performances, such as Jesus Christ Superstar with Centenary Stage Company on July 27.

Month-long art exhibits at The Gallery at Opus 40, in July and August featuring the works of father and son S. Neil Fujita and Kenji Fujita — for the first time ever.

For more info on ALL our events, visit facebook.com/officialopus40/events

Questions? Send us a private message here!

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Getting married? Why not tie the knot here, with the majestic Overlook Mountain as your backdrop!?One of New York State’...
07/07/2019

Getting married? Why not tie the knot here, with the majestic Overlook Mountain as your backdrop!?

One of New York State’s most prized historical and artistic landmarks, Opus 40 is our nearly 60-acre park, with 6.5 acres of bluestone sculpture hand-crafted over 37 years by Harvey Fite, in the heart of The Hudson Valley.

For rates and other information, contact Caroline Crumpacker at [email protected] or +1 845 681 9352.

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07/05/2019
A classic Catskills escape gets a new spin

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About 100 miles north of the city — or a two-hour drive without traffic — Woodstock and the surrounding small towns in the Catskill Mountains brim with clean air, arty finds and outdoor adventure. In

Happy 4th of July, from Opus 40 — we’re open!📷 Whimbrel Nature
07/04/2019

Happy 4th of July, from Opus 40 — we’re open!

📷 Whimbrel Nature

THIS WEEK, July 4-8...Summer Fun — and breathtaking scenery — at Opus 40, sponsored by Zora Dora Paletaria’s micro-batch...
07/03/2019

THIS WEEK, July 4-8...

Summer Fun — and breathtaking scenery — at Opus 40, sponsored by Zora Dora Paletaria’s micro-batch popsicles and Suzanne's Smart Cookies!

Another successful Opus 40 Workshop — this time, drawing with Faheem Haider!
06/30/2019

Another successful Opus 40 Workshop — this time, drawing with Faheem Haider!

“One of the largest and most beguiling works of art on the entire continent... a cousin of Stonehenge and the long since...
06/30/2019

“One of the largest and most beguiling works of art on the entire continent... a cousin of Stonehenge and the long since vanished Hanging Gardens of Babylon.”

- Brendan Gill, Architectural Digest, on Opus 40

📷 Andrew Von Schlapp

Dear friends, We are closed Saturday June 22 for a wedding. Only exception is ticket holders for the circus!
06/22/2019
Cirkus Luna! and Makbet with Dzieci Theater: June 22 at 1 PM & 23 at 6 PM

Dear friends, We are closed Saturday June 22 for a wedding. Only exception is ticket holders for the circus!

Please join us for two remarkable events with Dzieci Theatre, an international experimental theatre ensemble dedicated to a search for the “sacred” through the medium of theatre. Crikus Luna! Performance and Workshop: An absurdist romp from the greatest (and only) East Molvanian circus in the wo...

In the The Hudson Valley this weekend, and thinking of things to do? We've got your answer, right here in the Upstate Ar...
06/18/2019

In the The Hudson Valley this weekend, and thinking of things to do? We've got your answer, right here in the Upstate Arts Mecca of Saugerties, New York...

On Saturday and Sunday, we're hosting a CAN'T-MISS two-performance outdoor theatre event at our 6.5-acre sculpture park — and tickets are going, FAST!

Here's one reason why:

“You haven’t seen Macbeth until you’ve seen it presented by Dzieci Theatre | Service & Art… an eye-popping-ear-poking confirmation that Shakespeare once again constructed something not easily degraded.” - HuffPost

Get your tickets today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cirkus-luna-and-makbet-with-dzieci-theater-june-22-23-tickets-56219824007

Faheem Haider and Linda Mary Montano at Faheem's and China Jorrin's show at The Gallery at Opus 40 (up all of June).
06/13/2019

Faheem Haider and Linda Mary Montano at Faheem's and China Jorrin's show at The Gallery at Opus 40 (up all of June).

PC: @lichenmenow"The Bather" Sculpted by Harvey Fite
06/11/2019

PC: @lichenmenow
"The Bather" Sculpted by Harvey Fite

Opus 40 Facilities Manager Tim Gilmore and art handler Steve Dunning with brilliant artist China Jorrin just after hangi...
06/09/2019

Opus 40 Facilities Manager Tim Gilmore and art handler Steve Dunning with brilliant artist China Jorrin just after hanging her show at The Gallery at Opus 40. ❤️❤️

06/03/2019

What a magical wedding this weekend. Sending cosmic wishes to the lovely couple, Alanna & Jeff. We are so lucky to have been the site of such a wonderful happening.

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