Category Archives: Exhibits

NYS Museums Conference Call for Proposals


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cooperstown provided by MANYThe Museum Association of New York (MANY) annual conference has been set for April 7-9, 2019 in Cooperstown, NY. Coordinators have announced a call for proposals, following the theme Acess & Identity.

Presentations by individuals from institutions of all sizes, all stages of their careers, and from all disciplines are welcome to submit a proposal. Share how your museum is changing, or has changed, the ways in which it approaches issues of access and identity to support your mission, in 10 PowerPoint slides in 10 minutes. Continue reading

SculptureCenter Issues New Exhibition, Program Schedule


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Before Projection installation by Kyle KnodellSculptureCenter in Long Island City has announced upcoming programming which includes the first U.S. exhibition of Banu Cennetoğlu, solo exhibitions by French artist Jean-Luc Moulène and LA-based artist Fiona Connor, and a site-specific public artwork for Court Square by Matt Keegan.

Additional highlights include the annual In Practice exhibition featuring new work by emerging artitsts and the release of SculptureCenter’s first e-book, a continuation of the series Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture. Continue reading

Jersey City World War I Centennial Exhibition Opens


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WWI Beyond Flanders Fields exhibition The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Department of Cultural Affairs launched its fall season with an exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War in Jersey City, New Jersey.

WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields curated by Michelle Vitale, HCCC Director of Cultural Affairs honors New Jersey veterans and features unique military items from the National World War I Museum and Memorial, lectures by distinguished scholars, and interactive displays. Continue reading

Jim Dine: The Black Paintings Open in NYC


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Jim Dine The History of ScreamsRichard Gray Gallery has announced The Black Paintings, a solo exhibition of recent abstract works by Jim Dine, will be on view at the gallery’s City of New York location from October 25 through December 21, 2018. The exhibition opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, October 25 from 6 to 8 pm.

The Black Paintings are a series of eight large-format works first conceived in 2015 at Jim Dine’s studio in Walla Walla, Washington. Built from a thick impasto of acrylic paint, sand and charcoal, Dine carefully works each canvas with an electric sander to achieve distinct and textured surfaces. A dominant configuration of related black shapes anchors the composition of each painting, which the artist explains “evokes a figurative image that was (and is) human, yet [is] visually concrete so that the black forms can be interpreted unconsciously as many things.” Continue reading

New Hands-On Archaeology Exhibit in Rome, NY


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hands on archaeology exhibit at Rome Historical SocietyOn October 6th, the Rome Historical Society’s newest exhibit “Dig! Study! Share!” is set to officially open. Designed just for kids, this interactive exhibit features a dig pit full of strange objects ready to be examined and cataloged by young aspiring archaeologists. Screens, shovels, brushes, and more can all be used while searching for artifacts, just like at a real archaeological dig. Continue reading

State Museum Opening Second Erie Canal Exhibit


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Little Falls New York by William Rickarby Miller 1852The New York State Museum will open the second and final phase of it’s exhibition Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal on Saturday, September 22.

The first phase of the exhibition opened in September 2017 and focused on the circumstances leading up to building the canal and the canal’s construction. The second phase of the exhibition focuses on the Erie Canal’s growth, politics, industries and legacy.

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East Hampton Exhibition: 150 Years of Parties and Picnics


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A Day at Main Beach, 1919The East Hampton Historical Society has announced a new exhibit, “150 Years of Parties & Picnics in East Hampton.”

This exhibit explores the celebratory exploits of the East End hamlet, from Main Street Promenades, simple date nights at the cinema, to family weekends at the beach.  The fabled summer happenings of East Hampton are brought to life through a rare collection of fashionably curated vignettes of costumes, and rare objects, including textiles and photos. Continue reading

Campaign Furniture: The March of Portable Design


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Collapsible armchairThe Boscobel House and Gardens has announced its 2018 exhibition, Campaign Furniture: The March of Portable Design, featuring two dozen 18th and 19th century examples that are as functional as they are elegant. Collapsible chairs, tables, beds, and more were once considered essential equipment for military officers, Hudson River School artists, and well-heeled tourists. These ingeniously designed objects document the desire for the comforts of home, even when out on the road. Continue reading

Albany Institute Extends Thomas Cole Exhibition


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Expulsion from the Garden of edenThe 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