Women Take Center Stage in Museums This Year

As we’re coming out of the pandemic, 2021 appears to be a year dedicated to women in the arts as several museums and art centers in Europe and the United States are hosting programs devoted to female artists, far too long left out of the history books. When speaking with art historians and scholars, the often-cited reasons that left women behind were: they had no … Continue reading Women Take Center Stage in Museums This Year

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

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

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

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: Fenimore Art Museum

Fenimore Art Museum is located in a monumental Neo-Georgian (also known as Neo-Colonial) mansion built in the 1930s on the shores of the Otsego Lake in Cooperstown. It was built on the site of James Fenimore Cooper’s 19th century farmhouse. The town itself was founded by Cooper’s father, Judge William Cooper. Cooper is best known for the Leatherstocking series, which includes novels such as The … Continue reading Featured Destination: Fenimore Art Museum

The History of the Catskills: Book Talk with Author Stephen Silverman

Stephen M. Silverman, author of The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America, published by Knopf in 2015, spoke at the Erpf Center in Arkville, Saturday, April 2 in front of an audience of about forty animated Catskills fans. Co-written with Raphael D. Silver, who passed away in 2013, the book covers all the turning points that shaped the region and made it into … Continue reading The History of the Catskills: Book Talk with Author Stephen Silverman

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