The Historical Society of Rockland County’s exhibit “American Modernism: 20th Century Influencers in Rockland” is now on display until Feburary 23rd at the Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 South Greenbush Road, in West Nyack, NY. [Read more…] about American Modernism in Rockland County
“I went out after a Christmas tree and some laurel, through seas of mud,” Jervis McEntee of Kingston wrote on Christmas Eve 1881, “to the place where I always go on the cross road between the Flat-bush and Pine bush roads. It rained a part of the time and turned into a snow storm on our return.”
Another year, McEntee’s usual places for a tree were so wet that he settled for a small hemlock on the side of the hill where he lived. It was a hill that offered a panoramic view of the entire village as well as the Rondout Creek and the Hudson River. His father James, an engineer who had helped build the nearby Delaware and Hudson Canal, had built the first house on the hill and the family still lived there. [Read more…] about A Christmas in Kingston in the 1880s
The Lincoln Depot Museum has announced a presentation “Art and Photography of the Civil War,” set for Saturday, October 12th, which will focus on the effects of the Civil War on American landscape and genre painting, and on the new (at the time) medium of photography. [Read more…] about Civil War Art, Photography Program Saturday at Lincoln Depot
The Lincoln Depot Museum is set to host Art and Photography of the Civil War, a presentation by Cynthia Andersen, which will focus on the effects of the Civil War on American landscape and genre painting, and on the new (at the time) medium of photography, on Saturday, October 12th, at 2 pm. [Read more…] about Civil War Art, Photography Program in Peekskill
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