Saugerties, New York: Opus 40: Environmental Sculpture

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Address:
50 Fite Rd, Saugerties, NY
Directions:
New York State Thruway Saugerties exit, take Route 212 west to Woodstock; about halfway between the two towns hang a left at Shultis Corners onto County Road 32 (also called the Glasco Turnpike), go about two miles and look for the blue Opus 40 marker on left.
Hours:
April 1 - Oct 31 Th-Su 11-5:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
845-681-9352
Admission:
Adults $12.
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Opus 40.

Opus 40: Environmental Sculpture

A large "environmental sculpture" in an abandoned quarry.

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Opus 40.

Opus 40 - Environmental Sculpture

Opus 40.

[Scott, 03/26/2014]

Art professor Harvey Fite bought an abandoned quarry for stone to use in his sculptures, and ended up turning the quarry itself into a massive environmental artwork. He died in 1976. A nonprofit organization keeps it well-trimmed and open to the public.

Opus 40.

Opus 40

Quarry artwork. We visited while the trees were in their fall colors. It is beautiful, and well worth the trip. Our GPS took us there with no problem.

[Lynette, 10/27/2013]
Opus 40

Saugerties - Opus 40, in upstate Saugerties, NY, is a [bluestone] quarry covering a half dozen or so acres that was bought in the 60s? by an Art (sculpture) professor from nearby Bard College. It's one huge sculpture. I've attended concerts and weddings there. The sculptor was killed when a truckload of [bluestone] rolled over him while he was working. An amazing place.

[William Troeller, 07/21/1997]

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