About The Fields & the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center Gallery

Situated in the beautiful Hudson Valley in Ghent, New York and comprised of over sixty acres of rolling farmland, wetlands and wooded areas, The Fields Sculpture Park presents the works of internationally recognized contemporary and modern artists, offering the unique possibility to experience a wide range of large-scale works in a singular outdoor environment. Founded in 1998, The Fields offer more than 60 works of art on view – with several pieces added or exchanged every year.

The public doorway to The Fields Sculpture Park, the Benenson Center and Gallery accommodates concerts, lectures, readings and dance performances developed during the Art Omi residency programs. It includes a spacious 1,500 square foot gallery for paintings, sculpture and video exhibitions, and serves as home to the adult and children’s art education programs.

Program Board Committee

  • John Cross
  • Margaret Evangeline
  • Peter Franck
  • Carol Frederick
  • Sandra Gering
  • Nancy Kohler
  • Sarah Anderson Lock
  • Dominique Nahas
  • Annina Nosei
  • Anders Schroeder
  • Sandi Slone
  • Kathleen Triem
  • Lilly Wei
  • Rachel Weingeist

Program Director

The Fields Sculpture Park Director, Bill Maynes, is also the owner of BMI–producing and directing documentaries of artists, writers, and art historians. His recent clients include: The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture, New York; The Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania; Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton, United Kingdom; Alexandre Gallery, New York; Loretta Howard Gallery, New York; Rijksmuseum Twenthe, The Netherlands; the BBC; and Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.

From 1993 to 2004, he owned and directed three separate art galleries: two in New York City, and early on, one in Hudson, New York. Bill Maynes Gallery, Inc., which opened in the Chelsea district of Manhattan in 1996, represented twenty contemporary artists working in painting, sculpture, photography and new media; whose careers were in their early stages of development. His exhibitions were regularly reviewed in The New York Times, ARTnews, Art in America, and Artforum Cornell and Columbia. His architectural drawings are in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, and Centre Canadien d’Architecture.

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