Category Archives: Exhibits

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

State Museum Opening Fort Orange Exhibit May 5th


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Fort Orange, 1635, L. F. TantilloOn May 5, the New York State Museum is set to open an exhibit highlighting artifacts from Fort Orange, the 17th-century precursor of the state’s capital city.

The exhibition, titled “a small fort, which our people call Fort Orange,” examines the archaeological discovery of the fort in 1970, as well as the lasting impact of Dutch settlement of New York 400 years ago. The title is taken from Johannes De Laet, a director of the Dutch West India Company, recorded in 1625. Continue reading

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