Duct-Taped Banana Makes It to the Catskills

Earlier this month the art world was shaken by news that a banana duct-taped to a wall sold for $150,000 at Art Basel Miami. Maurizio Cattelan’s installation called Comedian, that included, yes!, a real banana taped to a wall, has become some kind of a sensation with some calling it conceptual art and others calling it a prank (read the background story here). The fact … Continue reading Duct-Taped Banana Makes It to the Catskills

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 – 8/12/2016

This weekend: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center; Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a Woodstock Anniversary Brunch, marking the festival’s 47th anniversary; Thomas Cole National Historic Site is hosting Open House: Contemporary Art in Conversation with Cole featuring the works of multi-media artist Jason Middlebrooks; And, photographer Helane Levine-Keating is showing Liminal Spaces at … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 8/12/2016

Featured Destination: Cross Contemporary Art Gallery

Jen Dragon is the director of Cross Contemporary Art in Saugerties, a gallery dedicated to showing mid-career artists with a connection to New York City, the Catskills and Hudson Valley regions. Dragon has background in online marketing, but she’s also had an extensive career in the arts – over the years she has curated numerous exhibits for non-profit spaces, and organized various community-wide art projects. Dragon … Continue reading Featured Destination: Cross Contemporary Art Gallery

Weekend in the Catskills – 10/09/2015

This weekend in the Catskills: The American Ballet Theatre performs at Bard College; Dia:Beacon is hosting an art talk with curator Jenny Jaskey focusing on the works of Robert Irwin; Fenimore Art Museum is hosting its annual Americana Symposium focusing this year on the history of photography, particularly the invention of daguerreotypes and their impact on mid-19th century portrait painters. Read more at Upstater.com. Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 10/09/2015