The Mermaid Finds A Home
Photos courtesy of Rick Darke and the Storm King Art Center
Located in Mountainville, NY, the Storm King Art Center is a museum that celebrates the relationship between sculpture and nature. Five hundred acres of landscaped lawns, fields and woodlands provide the site for postwar sculptures by internationally renowned artists.
It is also the current resting spot for an America’s Cup yacht from the 1995 event. You may remember the PACT 95 syndicate, which had the artist Roy Lichtenstein create the graphics for their boat named Young America. Adorned along the length of the hull was an 80-foot long mermaid that covered the sides and bottom of the yacht.
To preserve the yacht and the painting for future generations to enjoy and not have her lost forever through neglect, generous gifts from the Young America Foundation, the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc., and a very special grant from the Ford Foundation, provided the funding to enable Storm King to add it to their permanent collection (museum website).