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The Ties That Bind: Artists and Archives

by The Staff February 12, 2015


  The new show at the University Art Museum, The Ties That Bind, examines the relationship between artists and the “archives” they mine to create art. The exhibit’s curator, Corinna Ripps Schaming, explains the premise this ...

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by The Staff February 12, 2015


  The butterflies were a big hit when they arrived in 2014, and they’re back this weekend to take your mind—and your kids’ minds—off winter misery in miSci’s special butterfly house. The exhibit notes promis that ...

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Triple Play

by The Staff February 5, 2015


  It may be subzero outside, but the Albany Institute of History & Art is thinking spring with Triple Play, a trio of new baseball-themed exhibits opening this weekend. Baseball: America’s Game is traveling exhibit drawn from ...

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Wild Nature

by The Staff January 15, 2015


  The exhibit opening this Sunday at the Hyde Collection is a monumental tribute to the Adirondack landscape and its wide-ranging influence on American perceptions of nature. Wild Nature: Masterworks from the Adirondack Museum will feature ...

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Upstate Artists

by The Staff December 4, 2014


  Beginning Saturday, Schuylerville’s Laffer Gallery will host Upstate Artists, their 3rd annual juried group show. Featuring 30 local artists—who will include Robert Gullie, JoAnn Axford, Linda Van Alstyne, Matt Chinian, Chad Smith, Dan Greenfeld, Gary Shankman, ...

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Lions & Tigers & Bears

by The Staff November 13, 2014


  The new photography exhibit at the Berkshire Museum looks at three “apex predators” through the lenses of three National Geographic photographers. Michael “Nick” Nichols trains his camera on lions; Steve Winter focuses on tigers; and ...

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Mike Glier: A 35 Year Survey

by The Staff October 23, 2014


  The subtitle of the new exhibit at the Opalka Gallery is, “Meander, because you can’t see much while marching.” This comprehensive survey of the work of Williams College professor Mike Glier includes examples from each ...

Opalka Gallery

2014 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region

by The Staff September 25, 2014


    One of the most eagerly anticipated art shows of the year is the annual Mohawk-Hudson regional, established in 1936. The juror for this year’s edition—which opens Saturday at the Albany Institute of History & Art—is ...

Albany Institute of History & Art

Picturing America

by The Staff September 25, 2014


  There are two major exhibits opening this week at the Hyde Collection. Anne Diggory: Hybrid Visions will showcase 16 of her most recent works. As the title of the show suggests, these “hybrid media” are the ...

Hyde Collection


by The Staff September 18, 2014


    The new show at the Sorelle Gallery showcases recent landscape paintings by David Hill. The exhibit notes state, “Inspired by the textures and visceral surfaces found in nature, Hill brings the gorgeous brushwork and subtle ...

Sorelle Gallery


by The Staff September 11, 2014


  Biography, the exhibit opening tomorrow (Friday) at the Photo Center in Troy, will showcase the work of James Fossett and Stephen Honicki. Fossett teaches visual arts at SUNY New Paltz, and recently completed a series ...

Photography Center of the Capital District

East Coast National Screenprint Biennial

by The Staff September 11, 2014

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  You’ve all heard the phrase “Troy crazy.” Beginning tomorrow (Friday), Troy is going screenprint crazy for a month with the first annual East Coast National Screenprint Biennial, organized by screenprinter (and RPI lecturer) Nathan Meltz. ...

Arts Center of the Capital Region

The Passenger Pigeon: From Billions to Zero

by The Staff September 4, 2014


  “Celebration” isn’t quite the right word for this centennial exhibit; let’s go with “memorial.” One-hundred years ago, the last passenger pigeon died in captivity. (Her name was Martha.) A species that once numbered in the ...

New York State Museum

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

by The Staff August 29, 2014


  All this week, the Hyde Collection has been hosting a workshop for young dancers presented by members of the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. On Sunday, the “culmination of the students’ work” will be a performance ...

Hyde Collection


by The Staff August 21, 2014


  The medium is the message in Playful, an exhibit now on view at Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson. Phyllis Palmer will be showing her fresco-secco paintings on plaster, which are “reminiscent of the still visible frescos ...

Carrie Haddad Gallery

Michael Lindsay-Hogg

by The Staff August 8, 2014


  “Michael Lindsay-Hogg,” you’re probably thinking, “I know that name from somewhere.” Indeed you do. Lindsay-Hogg, the son of a titled Englishman and golden-age-era Hollywood actress Geraldine Fitzgerald, is a film director, painter, author, all-around raconteur—and he’s ...

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Fence Select at Troy Night Out

by The Staff July 24, 2014

    Friday (July 25) is Troy Night Out. And the Arts Center of the Capital Region (265 River St., Troy) is hosting a reception from 5 to 9 PM for three exhibits. First is Fence Select, ...

Arts Center of the Capital Region

Of Beauties and Beasts

by The Staff July 24, 2014


  Bizarre, whimsical, uncanny, and fantastic: These are the adjectives to describe the works in the new show at Troy’s Clement Art Gallery, when the human form is depicted alongside various animal creatures in 30 paintings, ...

Clement Art Gallery

Brenda Goodman: Painting

by The Staff July 17, 2014


  Brenda Goodman has been a painter for moe than 50 years; her work is part of the collections at Pennsylvania’s Carnegie Museum of Art, California’s Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts ...

John Davis Gallery

Frances Day

by The Staff July 17, 2014


  Skidmore’s Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery is opening its doors this Saturday in honor of its namesake, the late Frances Young Tang, and you’re invited. There will be “music, art-making, gallery talks, snow cones and ...

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos

by The Staff July 10, 2014


  Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos is a collection of the widely praised artist’s video art, as well as the “finely crafted and researched costumes, objects, and drawings she creates for her videos.” In 2011, ...

University Art Museum

Material Friction

by The Staff June 12, 2014


  Do you enjoy Americana? This dauntingly varied exhibit of works from the collection of Jonathan and Karin Fielding, opening today (Thursday) at Williams College Museum of Art, is just the thing. Material Friction: Americana and American ...

Williams College Museum of Art

Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows

by The Staff June 12, 2014


  The Hyde Collection’s summer exhibits will take you into the shadows. Internationally-renowned artist (and RPI faculty member) Larry Kagan’s work is the focus of the Hyde’s major exhibit, Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows. The show will ...

Hyde Collection

David Miller: Mapping the Mind

by The Staff June 5, 2014

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  This exhibit of paintings by former Skidmore College professor David Miller is, according to the exhibit notes, about “the phenomenon of time and how it relates to gravity. . . . Whimsical shapes, marks and ...

SCAC Arts Center Gallery

2014 Best of SUNY

by The Staff May 30, 2014


  A tradition continues this weekend as the New York State Museum will showcase the best work by some of New York’s student artists in the 2014 Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition. This juried show will ...

New York State Museum