AMR Open Studios Tour Celebrates Its Eighth Anniversary This Summer

Art is at home in the Catskill Mountains. A tradition started by Thomas Cole and his disciples in the early 1800s has transformed the area into a place for pilgrimage where artists from all over the world come to create and be inspired. An influx of creatives moving out of Brooklyn in recent years has infused the area with energy and spearheaded the emergence of … Continue reading AMR Open Studios Tour Celebrates Its Eighth Anniversary This Summer

Catskill Tri-County Historical Views

Look for Catskill Tri-County Historical Views’ latest issue (June 2019) to read about Art in the Catskills and other cultural projects as well as the history of the region. Learn about “How Art Is Made: In The Catskills,” reviewed by Leslie T. Sharpe, “Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art,” reviewed by Elizabeth B. Jacks, “Mohonk and the Smileys: A National Historic … Continue reading Catskill Tri-County Historical Views

Zadock Pratt: The Man, The Town & The Nation

Zaadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville, NY (Greene County) will open for the season Saturday, May 25 with Zadock Pratt: The Man, The Town & The Nation, an exhibit whose focus is on Zadock Pratt, the private individual. The exhibit includes 19th century oil paintings and maps, as well as 20th century artworks in oil and pastel, exhibit text and photographic panels, and a hand-out explaining Pratt’s contributions … Continue reading Zadock Pratt: The Man, The Town & The Nation

AMR Spring Art Show at the Commons

The Commons Building has become an important art hub for the communities in and around Middletown in Delaware County. Founded in 2007 as an artist-run cooperative, Longyear Gallery has hosted numerous solo and group shows in a 1,275 sq ft space located on the second floor. In the summer of 2016, the gallery took over a larger and better illuminated 1,425 sq ft space located … Continue reading AMR Spring Art Show at the Commons

The Role of Museums in the 21st Century

A lot has been written about the role of museums in the 21st century when collections can be seen and learned about in virtual galleries rather than taking the trip. Traditionally, museums have played the role of research, preservation, and educational institutions, not just mere collectors and guardians of cultural artifacts. They have also been economic engines, strengthening local business climates through cultural tourism. The … Continue reading The Role of Museums in the 21st Century

Chagall in High Falls – The Virginia Project

Famed Surrealist painter Marc Chagall, known for works such as I and the Village (1911), Paris through the Window (1913), and Green Violinist (1923), lived and worked in High Falls between 1946 and 1948, producing a significant number of works. At that time, Chagall was accompanied by his lover Virginia Haggard, an artist in her own right, her young daughter from a previous marriage, Jean … Continue reading Chagall in High Falls – The Virginia Project

ART CONVERSATION AND WRITING WORKSHOP AT THE ZADOCK PRATT MUSEUM

ART CONVERSATION AND WRITING WORKSHOP WITH AUTHOR SIMONA DAVID SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018, 1 – 2:30 PM THE ZADOCK PRATT MUSEUM, 14540 MAIN STREET / RTE 23, PRATTSVILLE, NY  As guest of the Zadock Pratt Museum, Simona David, author of “How Art Is Made: In the Catskills” (2017), will talk about her experience interviewing artists, and discuss what moves and inspires the creative mind, how a new artistic project … Continue reading ART CONVERSATION AND WRITING WORKSHOP AT THE ZADOCK PRATT MUSEUM