Upstate Art Weekend, July 22 – 24

Over 145 participants will take part this weekend in Upstate Art, an initiative launched in 2020 by Helen Toomer to showcase art projects in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills region of New York State. Some of our favorite organizations, galleries and museums such as Dia:Beacon, The Dorsky Museum, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Olana, Opus 40, Storm King Art Center, Thomas Cole National Historic … Continue reading Upstate Art Weekend, July 22 – 24

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

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

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 – 9/18/2015

This weekend: The Alexander String Quartet at the West Kortright Centre; Community Day at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site; And, the City of the Hills Arts & Music Festival in Oneonta. Find more at Upstater.com. Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 9/18/2015

Memorial Day Weekend in the Catskills

Fenimore Art Museum Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, Otsego County, is hosting an Iroquois Cultural Festival Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum’s new Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater, located near the shores of the Otsego Lake, will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday. Otsego: A Meeting Place Iroquois Sites are located nearby. Native American music, dance and storytelling performances will be held … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend in the Catskills

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

Featured Destinations: Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site

I interviewed Betsy Jacks, Director of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, Greene County. The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in partnership with Olana State Historic Site are co-hosting River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, an exhibition that will open this Sunday, May 3, and run through November this year. The exhibition, featuring twenty-eight contemporary artists inspired by the works of Thomas Cole … Continue reading Featured Destinations: Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site

Weekend in the Catskills – 10/31/14

This weekend many museums and art galleries in the Catskills are switching to their winter hours, so be sure to check them out. But art is here to stay. And, despite cool temperatures this weekend, there is plenty to do for art lovers in the Catskills. Friday, October 31 we celebrate Halloween or “All Hallows” tradition originating in the ancient Celtic festival of the dead. … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 10/31/14