Historic Huguenot Street has commissioned fine artist Len Tantillo to create a series of three paintings, looking at Huguenot Street during different times in history. The paintings will become part of the permanent collection at Historic Huguenot Street, enhancing the museum’s interpretations and aiding visitors in understanding what the street has looked like in the past. [Read more…] about 1680s Huguenot Redoubt Painting, First of Series, On View in New Paltz
Robert Rauschenberg: An Oral History (Columbia University Press, 2019), edited by Sara Sinclair, and narrated by Peter Bearman and Mary Marshall Clark, is a work of collaborative oral biography that tells the story of one of the twentieth century’s great artists through a series of interviews with key figures in his life ― family, friends, former lovers, professional associates, studio assistants, and collaborators.
Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008) was a breaker of boundaries and a consummate collaborator. He used silk-screen prints to reflect on American promise and failure, melded sculpture and painting in works called combines, and collaborated with engineers and scientists to challenge our thinking about art. Through collaborations with John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and others, Rauschenberg bridged the music, dance, and visual-art worlds, inventing a new art for the last half of the twentieth century. [Read more…] about Robert Rauschenberg: An Oral History
Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, is set to bring artists, artisans, musicians, traditional crafters, and contemporary makers to the campus for its sixth annual Made in the Adirondacks North Country Fair on Saturday, July 20th from 10 am to 5 pm. [Read more…] about Adirondack Experience ‘Made in the Adirondacks’ Fair July 20th
The East Hampton Historical Society, stewards of the Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio, have announced their newest exhibition: Thomas Moran Discovers the American West, on display from June 29 until November 9, 2019.
The exhibition details Moran’s adventurous participation in the 1871 Hayden Expedition to Wyoming, and explores its impact on both the art world and the National Parks Service. [Read more…] about ‘Thomas Moran Discovers the American West’ Opens In E. Hampton
The Southampton History Museum has announced a new series, where three professionals in their respective fields will examine the role of the decorative arts at various times in history. The talks will take place at 4 pm in the Music Room of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane in Southampton, and will be followed by a reception. [Read more…] about 3 Perspectives On Decorative Arts in Southampton
The May 2019 “Crossroads of Rockland History” focused on the new exhibition at the Historical Society of Rockland County (HSRC) entitled “Influencers: Art and History on South Mountain Road.” Susan Deeks, the HSRC’s executive director, discussed this important artist colony where modernism flourished. [Read more…] about Rockland History: Art and History on So Mtn Rd
The 2019 Lecture Series at the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to continue on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 pm with a look back on the history and popularity of Schoharie’s Famous Easter Egg Exhibit, with Joe and Berna Heyman.
Opening once again to the public in 2019, the exhibit features nearly 5,000 uniquely hand-painted eggs in virtually countless styles and themes. [Read more…] about Schoharie’s Famous Easter Egg Exhibit Set To Reopen
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host a lecture with Elle Shushan on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 2 pm. The lecture is open to the public and included with admission.
Elle Shushan brings her extensive knowledge of portrait miniatures to the lecture “How America Found its Face: Portrait Miniatures in the New Republic.” The talk explores how the new republic’s optimism influences the more open and lighter style of American portrait miniatures in the early nineteen century. Shushan explains how the American characteristics of the new style influence artists such as Gilbert Stuart and George Savage. [Read more…] about Portrait Miniatures in the New Republic Albany Lecture
The New York State Museum has announced the addition of 14 new artworks to its contemporary Native American art collection. In accordance with the mission of the collection, each artist is a citizen of an Indigenous nation whose ancestral lands are located in what is now New York State.
Launched in 1986, and now numbering more than 160 artworks, the contemporary Native American art collection showcases a breadth of Native artistic skills and craftsmanship. [Read more…] about NYS Museum Adds Contemporary Native American Art
The Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) has announced an illustrated lecture, “Early American Portraits,” led by Gayle Skluzacek, set for Saturday, January 19th, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, at Van Buren Hall in Kinderhook.
Early American and Columbia County Portrait Paintings are the theme of this two-part Winter Lecture Series. The first lecture will explore Early American portraiture, focusing on the East Coast, including Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Post-lecture, all attendees are invited to the James Vanderpoel ‘House of History’ for wine or other beverages. [Read more…] about Early American Portraits Lecture Planned In Kinderhook