The Albany Institute of History & Art has extended the run of the Thomas Cole’s Paper Trail exhibition to November 28th, 2018. The exhibit was originally scheduled to close on October 28.
In 1818, the youthful Thomas Cole emigrated from his native England to begin a new life in the United States. After several years struggling as an engraver and designer for his parents’ short-lived floor cloth and wallpaper manufactories, he embarked on a career as painter of landscapes and settled in the thriving port city of New York. There he found patrons and a welcoming audience for his works that were exhibited at the National Academy of Design and other venues. Now, during the bicentennial year of Cole’s arrival in the United States, this naturalized American artist is being publicly recognized once again at museums and historic sites on both sides of the Atlantic. Continue reading
Two new exhibits are set to open at the Oneida County History Center on August 9, 2018.
World War I Centennial: Oneida County and New York in the Great War commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the first World War by focusing on the American experience and local history of the war. The exhibit uses original documents, artifacts, and posters to explore topics such as New York’s efforts to fund the war and conserve resources, technological innovation and its impacts, women in the war, and individual Utican’s experiences during the conflict.
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has announced they will unveil a juried photography exhibition in 2019 called Photo Finish, and are now accepting submissions of photography work by both amateur and professional photographers in relation to thoroughbred racing in America. Continue reading
The Warren County Historical Society is opening a new exhibit, Logging at the Bend of the River, curated by Faith Bouchard. A debut reception will be held on Thursday, August 2 from 4 to 7 pm at the Society’s headquarters, 50 Gurney Lane, in Queensbury.
The exhibit showcases the important history of logging and papermaking in Warren County and the southern Adirondacks and features the role of some the region’s oldest companies, Finch in Glens Falls and International Paper in Ticonderoga (and formerly South Glens Falls).
Two new exhibitions featuring women’s art are set to open on Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at the Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., in Glens Falls, NY.
“Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad” will run through October 12 in Wood and Feibes & Schmitt Galleries, and “Changing the Landscape: Women Impressionists from the Thomas Clark Collection” will run through October 21 in Whitney-Renz and Hoopes Galleries. Continue reading
A new exhibit, “100 Years of Photographs from Morris Studio: 1892-1992” is set open on Saturday, August 18th at Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY. A free opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 pm, refreshments will be served.
This exhibit presents the rich history of the South Fork on Long Island through the historic archives from The Morris Studio. The photographs date as far back as 1892. Tough The Morris Studio closed its doors in 2017 the photographs show a long lost era of time to be presented over 100 years later. Among the photographs are local historic landmarks and portraits of local families. Continue reading
The Seneca Nation of Indians (Onon:dowa’ga:’) will open its new Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca, NY on August 4, 2018 at 11 am.
The new 33,000 square-foot $18 million museum and cultural center will celebrate Seneca and Native history and also have a focus on the future.
What follows is an announcement that was sent to the press.
The Fraunces Tavern Museum will debut its newest exhibition, Fear & Force: New York City’s Sons of Liberty on August 22, 2018.
On display in the Museum’s largest gallery, the exhibition will immerse visitors in New York City in the late 18th century, when the Sons of Liberty first began to make a name for themselves as an organized group who opposed British rule through violent resistance prior to the outbreak of the American Revolution. Continue reading
Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) has extended the exhibition Living in Style: Selections from the George Way Collection of Dutch Fine and Decorative Art until December 16, 2018.
Featuring more than one hundred 17th and 18th Century Dutch items from the Netherlands — including 22 oil paintings, a rich diversity of interior furnishings, and decorative and utilitarian objects — the exhibition is installed in a period room in the historic Jean Hasbrouck House (ca. 1721) and celebrates the Dutch culture that flourished in the 1600s and 1700s in New York State’s New Netherland Colony. Continue reading
A new exhibition on Shaker Baskets is now open at the Columbia County Historical Society Museum & Library, in the new Smook | Peduzzi Gallery.
Durable Beauty: Shaker Baskets from Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon was produced by the Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) along with the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, with the baskets on loan to CCHS from SM|ML. It will be on view for the 2018 visitor season at the CCHS Museum & Library. Continue reading