OMI Sculpture Park

Rolling fields sprinkled with thought provoking art, the OMI International Arts Center [1405 Co Rte 22, Ghent, NY 12075] in Columbia County’s Ghent is a must see. I never know how to pronounce the name, is it oh-me, or ah-mi, say it however you will – but definitely get there! If you like walking in the sunshine, physical art, or a bit of nature, OMI has got it all. The park can be seen in about an hour, give or take depending on your pace, and moves in a general wide circle. We decided to visit the park again after a few years had gone by, and were happily surprised with new exhibits. After pondering the snake eating the empire state building?


We continued towards the architectural pieces in a clockwise loop. If you pass the giant heads you’re going the way we did.

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Don’t forget to delve into the wooded trails where you will find more works of intriguing art.

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The architecture field was large and sprawling, you certainly get a good hike in here. The sculptures here are so fluid some look as though they might walk away.

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If you visit during the spring you may see sweet fuzzy goslings in the pond,

IMG_5332Right by the iron(y).


My favorite sculpture of all was a terrifying dark figure that looks as though it is spawned by dripping death black wax into a devilish mold.


Very spooky. We had such a great time remembering our last visit years ago, enjoying our current visit with all of the new and old exhibits. The weather was perfect; spring was bursting with new life and so many wildflowers, nature’s artistic contribution to view. This amazing park is free to visit, head out there now.

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