Joan O. Stern Oral History

Video directed by Graham Mason © Storm King Art Center, 2018

Joan O. Stern grew up in the enclave of Mountainville, daughter of Storm King founder Ralph E. Ogden. In this interview, she describes a foundational moment in Storm King’s history—a trip to Bolton Landing with her father to see the sculptures of artist David Smith—and the surprise when Ogden decided to purchase thirteen of Smith’s sculptures.
Interview Transcript
Interview with
Joan Stern
Conducted by
Sarah Dziedzic
Interview Date
November 29, 2017
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