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Opus 40

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Address: 50 Fite Rd, Saugerties, NY 12477-3260
Phone Number: +1 845-246-3400
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This sculpture park was intended to house the works of the designer, but...

This sculpture park was intended to house the works of the designer, but the setting itself became the artist's masterwork.

It is possible to visit by appointment on non-open days.

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A truly unique place!

It's a 6 acre stone sculpture that the artist spent 37 years building. Pictures don't really capture it, you really need to wander around and let it all soak in. The biggest and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a 6 acre stone sculpture that the artist spent 37 years building. Pictures don't really capture it, you really need to wander around and let it all soak in. The biggest and best Earthworks Sculpture I've ever seen.

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Thank Joe K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating work of art by Bard art professor Harvey Fite. You can wander the grounds as long as you have time for admiring the complexity of the work and the dry stone construction using blue stone. There are some sculptures around the edges and a fish pond as well as mountain views in the distance including Overlook with its two... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 6 was looking for an outdoor activity and was told about Opus 40. OP40 is a man's life work of creating outdoor art from local blue rock. The enormity of the main sculpture is mind boggling and add the fact that 1 person created it is a true wonder. There is also a small museum and pretty... More 

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Monsey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ready to be amazed? This is an art of "one man" operation over the course of 37 years! The perseverance and articulation of this masterpiece will blow your mind away. It's the story of what a person decided to do w/an abandoned quarry.....(their site has a full description). Talk about turning dust into gold!

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Thank Mordechai P
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really don't know what to say , I mean the place is nice , great view to the catskill mountain , bunch of stones , nice old museum ... but you can get all of this Durkheim nice track and not paying 26 $ for family with 2 kids ... I think if you are really into one sculpture... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A scenic drive from the thruway exit ( there are signs directing from the roads); this is an amazing place to visit. I found it a bit ironic that it is in the middle of a quiet neighborhood. Walking around, on, and through the sculpture was meditative, fascinating and inspiring. The video playing in the visitor center was informative about... More 

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Thank Anne S
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating, powerful, serene place. The presentation and administration of the work are perfectly low-key, and really allow the art to speak for itself without the business of it getting in the way at all. Well worth a 1-hour visit. Maybe keep an eye on the weather, as you will be in the sun since there is no shade (although the... More 

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Thank as81as
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Opus 40 is absolutely wonderful place to visit for the whole family. The staff is really nice and makes you feel welcome as if you've been there many times. The grounds are super clean and convenient to walk around and take in the beauty of this magnificent place. The story of the artist is also important in learning the... More 

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Thank Moti G
Madison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful treat. My husband so came here on a Saturday afternoon and had a great time wandering around. The volunteers who work there were very friendly and helpful and were supremely knowledgable about the site. Definitely were sunscreen and rubber-soled shoes/sneakers if you plan on visiting.

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Thank gigismommie
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sculpture garden was amazing, can't believe one man did this work! Take the time to walk around the whole grounds.

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