Category Archives: Exhibits

Friends of Historic Kingston 2018 Season Events


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Fred J. Johnston HouseFriends of Historic Kingston (FHK) is set to reopen its doors for the 2018 season beginning Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5.

This season celebrates Kingston’s landmarks and local history with an exhibit in the FHK Gallery entitled, “Charles Keefe, Colonial Revival Architect, Kingston and New York,” the Fred J. Johnston House Tour, and monthly guided walking tours of the Stockade and Rondout National Historic Districts. Continue reading

Automobile Racing in Vermont Exhibit Opening


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auto racing in vermontA new exhibit on Automobile Racing in Vermont is set to open April 28th, 2018 at the Vermont History Center in Barre.

Anything for Speed explores a century of automobile racing in Vermont from the earliest experimental days to traditions at local tracks.

The exhibit includes trophies, models, car parts, firesuits, flags, photographs and more. Visitors can record memories, or challenge friends in the racing simulator. Continue reading

Rebellious Brew: New York’s Tea Party of 1774


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A Rebellious Brew walking tourA walking tour, “New York’s Tea Party of 1774,” has been set for Saturday, April 21st, 2018 from 11 am to 1 pm.

Boston was not the only Colonial city to have its own ‘tea party’ in revolutionary times. Many seaport cities, including New York, had their own rebellions.

Join licensed New York City Tour Guide Fred Cookinham to envision New York’s 1774 waterfront and discover why the city was late in the game to revel in patriotic spirit. Continue reading

19th Century Wood-Block Prints at Albany Institute


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woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige courtesy of Reading Public MuseumThe Albany Institute of History & Art has opened “Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido,” a traveling exhibition organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania. The exhibition, which features over fifty historic wood-block prints, runs through June 10, 2018.

The exhibition features 55 wood-block prints by Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858), recording the scenic views along the famous “Eastern Road” that linked Edo (now Tokyo) with Kyoto, the ancient imperial capital of Japan. This popular series, known as the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road, was published in 1834 and established Hiroshige’s reputation as an artist of the topographical landscape. Continue reading

Frick Publications on Spanish and Latin American Art


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The americas revealedOn Thursday, March 29, at 6 pm, the Frick’s Center for the History of Collecting is set to host an event to celebrate the recent publication of several books and exhibits on Spanish and Latin American topics.

Among them are two books that evolved from symposia organized by the Center: El Greco Comes to America: The Discovery of a Modern Old Master and The Americas Revealed: Collecting Colonial and Modern Latin American Art in the United States. Continue reading

Exhibit Celebrates Utica’s Benita Denemark


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Denemark Family in the early 1950's- Be and Nathan Denemark, daughters Debrah and GaelThe Oneida County History Center has announced a new exhibit on Benita “Be” Denemark, one of Utica’s leading businesswomen during the middle 20th century, is set to start on Saturday, March 3rd at 1 pm.

This short term exhibit highlights Denemark’s accomplishments in the business community and her advocacy work in the realms of social justice and women’s equality. The exhibit will be introduced by Executive Director Brian Howard and includes remarks from Be’s family and friends.

The public is invited to share their memories and stories of Be following the opening remarks. Continue reading

Instrumental Stories Exhibit Opens In Canton, Feb 17


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Family banjo uke with homemade tailpieceTraditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) has announced the opening of its next major exhibition, Instrumental Stories, is set for February 17, 2018.

This exhibit, curated by TAUNY Director of Research and Programs Camilla Ammirati, features new and heirloom instruments made and/or used in Northern New York; the people who make and keep them; and how they connect people to their heritage, to living regional traditions, and to each other. Continue reading