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

The University at Albany’s Art Museum Turns 50

The University at Albany’s Art Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The Museum opened in October 1967 with an exhibition titled Painting and Sculpture from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection, which featured over fifty works by some of the most prominent artists of the 20th century: Picasso, Miro, Braque, Klee, de Kooning, and Calder, among others. In 2015 the Museum hosted a retrospective show … Continue reading The University at Albany’s Art Museum Turns 50

Weekend in the Catskills – 4/1/2016

This weekend: Author Talk with Stephen M. Silverman at the Erpf Center in Arkville. Silverman will be talking about his book “The Catskills: Its History, and How It Changed America;” Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream is performed at the Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany. This year marks the 400th commemoration of Shakespeare’s death; And, Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra performs at the Culinary Institute of America … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 4/1/2016

Weekend in the Catskills – 11/20/2015

This weekend: Bordering Utopia: Sculptures by Brian Tolle at the University at Albany’s Art Museum; Prometheus Bound at Franklin Stage Company; And, Classics on Hudson with violinist Benjamin Bowman and pianist Peter Longworth at the Hudson Opera House. Read more at Upstater.com. Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 11/20/2015

Weekend in the Catskills – 5/8/2015

Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 10: it’s going to be gorgeous weather in the Catskills. Our choices for this weekend are: Lady Day’s centennial concert at Fisher Center, a Balkan Dance Party in Staatsburg, and several art opening receptions in Woodstock, Saugerties and Roxbury. Fisher Center The Aaron Diehl Trio is paying tribute to Billie Holiday this Friday, May 8 at the Fisher Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 5/8/2015

Weekend in the Catskills – 4/17/2015

Music, books, theater – this weekend is filled with choices for art enthusiasts in the Catskills. Bearsville Theater Bearsville Theater in Woodstock is hosting a concert this Saturday, April 18 at 9 p.m. featuring singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega, a concert sponsored by Radio Woodstock. From the Bearsville Theater: “Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 4/17/2015

Weekend in the Catskills – 4/10/2015

This weekend in the Catskills and surrounding area: books, daguerreotypes, pastels, Brubeck, and poetry: what can be better? Writers in the Mountains’ “Meet the Authors” Book Festival Writers in the Mountains (WIM) is hosting “Meet the Authors,” Second Annual Catskills Book Festival, Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Roxbury Arts Center. Participants include award-winning writers Jenny Milchman, author of … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 4/10/2015

Weekend in the Catskills – 3/27/15

This weekend in the Catskills and surrounding area: a Mozart concert, art opening receptions, a comedy performance, and a centerpiece design workshop are among my top choices. Hudson Valley Philharmonic Hudson Valley Philharmonic will perform an all-Mozart program this Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. at the Bardavon Theater in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County. The program, conducted by Leif Bjaland, includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 35, and … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 3/27/15