Featured Destination: The Hyde Collection

The Hyde Collection Art Museum in Glens Falls, Warren County, includes a wide array of artworks and antiques – paintings, sculptures, pottery, books and furniture – spanning from the early Renaissance to modern and contemporary era. The collection was established by Charlotte Pruyn Hyde and her husband Louis Fiske Hyde, who acquired art from the Renaissance to the 19th century. Later on, the collection expanded … Continue reading Featured Destination: The Hyde Collection

Artists on Art Tour at Olana

Olana, home of 19th century landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church in Hudson, is hosting Artist on Art Tour, a series of guided tours through Olana under the tutelage of contemporary artists working in various disciplines. Artistic storytelling is a compelling part of Olana’s ongoing narrative. Participating artists offer a unique lens with which to “read” Olana, and experiment and invent with “poetic license” as they … Continue reading Artists on Art Tour at Olana

Featured Destination: Vanderbilt Mansion

Situated on the east bank of the Hudson River in Hyde Park, Dutchess County, Vanderbilt Mansion is a classic example of the Gilded Age country estate in America. The Gilded Age spanned from 1870 to 1900, and was an era characterized by rapid economic growth and wealth accumulation. Frederick William and Louise Vanderbilt bought the estate in 1895, and expanded and re-modeled the property in … Continue reading Featured Destination: Vanderbilt Mansion

Weekend in the Catskills – 5/20/2016

This weekend: Art Society of Kingston is hosting its annual gala “A Night at the ASKars” at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory; “Portrait Gallery” Art Show opens at Wired Gallery in High Falls – featured artists include painter Claire Lambe and photographer Kellie Merchant; And, Olana State Historic Site, home of 19th century landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church, opens its grounds for guided tours by … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 5/20/2016

Weekend in the Catskills – 4/8/2016

This weekend: Woodstock Writers Festival celebrates its seventh anniversary; Carlos Santana performs at the Bardavon Opera House; And, Dr. Wanda M. Corn from Stanford University speaks at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, exploring Artists’ Homes and Studios as Archive and Romance Places. Find more at Upstater.com. Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 4/8/2016

Weekend in the Catskills – 3/11/2016

This weekend: Thomas Cole as designer and architect Sunday lecture at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill; Text-based art at the Woodstock Framing Gallery, including stamp art by Molly Rausch; And, Alice in Wonderland Adventures at the Woodstock Playhouse. Read more at Upstater.com.   Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 3/11/2016

Weekend in the Catskills – 12/25/2015

This weekend: Stamp artist Molly Rausch is showing at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM); Samuel F. B. Morse’s Locust Grove Mansion is open for holiday tours; And, the Open Eye Theater in Margaretville presents A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Read more at Upstater.com.   Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 12/25/2015

Weekend in the Catskills – 5/1/2015

May Day, Park Day, Independent Bookstore Day, Kentucky Derby, and superb weather this weekend – many reasons to celebrate. Thomas Cole National Historic Site & Olana State Historic Site Thomas Cole National Historic Site in partnership with Olana State Historic Site are co-hosting River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, an exhibition that opens this Sunday, May 3 at both sites. The exhibition, featuring twenty-eight contemporary … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 5/1/2015