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Lyndhurst Unveils Expanded Outdoor Halloween Experience with New Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition


Lyndhurst Unveils Expanded Outdoor Halloween Experience

Tarrytown, NY – June 2018 – Adding to the variety of fall activities in the Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown area, this October, Lyndhurst debuts an all-new outdoor sculpture exhibition featuring large-scale, handmade metal sculptures. The Futurescape exhibition will complement Lyndhurst’s landscape with eerie, mystical shapes curated by local artists. The sculpture exhibition will be on view during the day and will also be eerily lit during the nighttime theater experience, Jay Ghoul’s House of Curiosities.  

This year, Lyndhurst presents a completely new outdoor landscape experience called Futurescape. From visitor parking to the mansion, Lyndhurst’s carriage drive will be lined with a stunning display of futuristic outdoor sculptures. Local sculptor Malcolm MacDougall, III, an ArtsWestchester 50 for 50 Outstanding Artist, will curate the exhibition of exciting, contemporary metal sculptures on parcels of Lyndhurst’s sprawling landscape. The display will give visitors the opportunity to explore areas of the site that they would not normally discover.

Always a popular place for fall leaf-peeping, Lyndhurst’s grounds will be particularly beautiful leaves change color and begin to reveal spectacular views of the Hudson River and new Mario Cuomo Bridge. At night, the reflective sculptures are dramatically lit for a supernatural, eerie quality. Walking the secluded landscape in the dark is always a major part of the experience.

“Lyndhurst has always been a space to explore intersections of history, art, and architecture,” said Lyndhurst executive Director Howard Zar. “Sculptures like MacDougall’s Stromatolites will inspire visitors to consider the synergy between nature and art, past and present, architecture and landscape.” Plus, they make for a great selfie.

In collaboration with his work on the Futurescape installation, MacDougall will work with 200 Sleepy Hollow Middle School students on the installation of the always popular Scarecrow Invasion. The partnership will provide students with opportunities to exhibit alongside professional artists and engage in an imaginative dialogue around the students’ own creative processes.

The sculpture exhibition will be on view at Lyndhurst from October 8th through 31st. To enjoy walking through the Futurescape exhibition and grounds only, there is a $5 parking fee per visitor. However, the sculpture walk is included in admission to both the daytime Mansion Tours with a Halloween Twist and the nighttime theater performances of Jay Ghoul’s House of Curiosities, both of which also feature new themes for 2018. For information about Lyndhurst’s Halloween programming, please visit Lyndhurst.org.

Dates and Information

Futurescape Sculpture Exhibition and Scarecrow Invasion

On View:

October 8 – 31, Daytime during mansion opening hours
October 19 – 31, Evenings during Jay Ghoul’s House of Curiosity hours

$5 per person at gate – cash only. Free when attending other Halloween events.

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About Lyndhurst.  Originally built in 1838, Lyndhurst is considered by many to be the most important American home of the 19th century. Designed by A.J. Davis, the Frank Lloyd Wright of the 19th century in Gothic Revival style, Lyndhurst was one of the first homes to be built in the Hudson Valley as a romantic retreat. Lyndhurst is situated on 67 magnificently landscaped acres on the widest part of the lower Hudson River.  Lyndhurst is where the Hudson Valley begins.