Category Archives: Exhibits

Moran Studio Reopening in East Hampton, LI


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Thomas Moran & Mary Nimmo Moran StudioThe East Hampton Historical Society, the new stewards of the Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio, have announced an Opening Celebration to be held on the evening of Friday, July 6, 2018.

The benefit will celebrate the opening of the Moran Studio Exhibition. Located on East Hampton’s Main Street Historic District, this turreted Queen Anne shingled piece of Victorian architectural is a registered National Historic Landmark. Continue reading

‘Taste of History’ Exhibit at Ten Broeck Mansion


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The Albany County Historical Association (ACHA) and Ten Broeck Mansion have announced the opening of a new exhibit, “Taste of History.”

An opening reception will be held on June 15th from 5 to 7 pm. Explore Albany’s culinary past and present in this journey though food, from the earliest Dutch settlers to modern-day food culture. The exhibit and reception will be held at the King’s Place Gallery at 29 N. Swan Street. Light refreshments will be served. Continue reading

SS United States Exhibit Opening at National Lighthouse Museum


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full speed ahead to the fabulous ss united statesThe National Lighthouse Museum, in partnership with the New York Chapter of the SS United States Conservancy, has announced a new exhibit “Full Speed Ahead to the Fabulous! SS United States.” This exhibit, on display at the National Lighthouse Museum from June 14th to August 3rd, celebrates the career of the luxury liner known as “America’s Flagship.”

The exhibition’s grand opening will take place on Thursday, June 14th at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a screening of the recently discovered short film Colossus on the River (1965; Run time approx. 15 min). Continue reading

Grant Cottage Opening With New Exhibits


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red chess setU.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site is set to open for the 2018 season on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, with new exhibits and the return of a popular program highlighting Cottage caretaker and Civil War veteran Oliver Pendelton Clarke and his wife Martha.

A new exhibit in the Grant Cottage Visitor Center, “Let Us Have Peace: Reconstruction and the 1868 U.S. Presidential Election,” celebrates the 150th anniversary of Ulysses Grant’s first run for President. The exhibit includes items such as a period ballot box, tintype photos, 1868 ballots, and publications covering the election.

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Art of the Americas Traveling Exhibits Planned


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Expulsion from the Garden of eden The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) has announced a partnership with Fenimore Art Museum and three additional museums in the Northeast to share works from its Art of the Americas collection through the new Terra-Art Bridges program, made possible by a grant of nearly $2 million awarded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Curators from the MFA will collaborate with colleagues from these museums to co-organize a series of traveling exhibitions over the next six years, drawing on the combined breadth and depth of the museums’ holdings and encouraging engagement with American art within different communities. The project will launch in 2018, with Fenimore being the first museum to exhibit artwork derived from the collaboration. Continue reading

An Immigration Exhibit at the NYS Library


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a nation of immigrantsThe New York State Library has a new exhibit, “A Nation of Immigrants,” which focuses on the past and present immigrants in the United States.

The centerpiece of the exhibit is a two-page spread from the July 2, 1887 issue of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, which appeared less than a year after the Statue of Liberty was dedicated. The caption reads, “New York — Welcome to the Land of Freedom — An Ocean Steamer Passing the Statue of Liberty: Scene on the Steerage Deck.” Continue reading

New Endowed Curator of American Indian Art at Fenimore


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Feather headdressFenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York has received a gift of $2.5 million from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust.

The gift will fund the principal curatorial position of the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art as well as to create a new fund for special projects related to the collection.

In recognition of the gift, the position has been named the Eugene and Clare Thaw Curator of American Indian Art. Present curator Eva Fognell, who has managed the collection since 2002, will assume the new title immediately. The curatorship is the first endowed position in the museum’s history. Continue reading

Native Dolls Exhibit at Iroquois Indian Museum


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Cornhusk DollAn exhibit, Handmade Native Dolls from Across the Nations, is set to be on view from May 6th to November 30th, 2018, at the Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, in Howes Cave, NY.

There are over 562 distinct tribal groups living in the United States today. This exhibit will explore the vast diversity in traditional regalia, artistic style and technique through a mini display in the Children’s Museum. Continue reading

State Museum Opens Erie Canal Art Exhibit


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Niagara Falls (Cave of the Winds), ca. 1888 Albumen silver print from glass negative Collection of Alexandra C. AndersonThe New York State Museum is has opened a new exhibit, Art of the Erie Canal.

On display through September 23, 2018, this companion exhibition to the State Museum’s current Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal looks at the art inspired by the canal and the opportunities it afforded artists, both trained and untrained, working in a variety of media, such as paintings, photographs, sketchbooks, ceramics, and beadwork. Continue reading