Visit the Amazing Opus 40 in Saugerties
I don’t know if you have visited Opus 40 in Saugerties. It is one of the valley’s most inspiring places. Built by one man, Harvey Fite over a period of 37 years, it’s considered one of the world’s most renowned bluestone sculptures. Brendan Gill, in the March, 1989 edition of Architectural Digest, called Opus 40 “one of the largest and most beguiling works of art on the entire continent.”
Opus 40 is made from millions of pieces of Ulster County Bluestone that were all layed by hand! Time and weather have taken a bit of a toll on the structure, but most of it remains intact. Fundraising efforts are ongoing to keep Opus 40 around for generations. Please donate what you can.
Over the years Opus 40 has hosted concerts with some of music’s biggest and most talented. Concert or not, it ranks way up on this area’s “must see” bucket list.