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Powered Narratives

by The Staff August 27, 2015


  American-born John Stanmeyer is an internationally acclaimed photographer for National Geographic and Time, and large-scale examples of his work are the focus of Powered Narratives, the solo show opening this weekend at the Berkshire Museum. Curator ...

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Skidmore Summer Art Faculty Exhibition

by The Staff July 23, 2015


  It’s the teachers’ turn as the 2015 Skidmore Summer Art Faculty Exhibition opens today (Thursday) in the Schick Art Gallery. The group show will include paintings, prints, sculpture, video and photographs. Ten artists are featured in ...

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2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region

by The Staff July 9, 2015


  It’s time again for the annual Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region exhibition; cosponsored by the Albany Institute of History & Art, the Hyde Collection and the University Art Museum, this edition will be at ...

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Adirondack National Pastel Exhibition

by The Staff July 2, 2015


  Works by artists from across the country (as well as Canada and Europe) will be featured beginning Wednesday at the first annual juried Adirondack National Pastel Exhibition. It is sponsored by the Shirt Factory Gallery ...

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Andy Warhol & Winslow Homer

by The Staff June 18, 2015


  Two essential American artists take center stage at the Hyde Collection beginning this Sunday: Andy Warhol and Winslow Homer. The Late Drawings of Andy Warhol, which includes many drawings on view to the public for the ...

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Earth Sky Dream

by The Staff May 28, 2015


  The new show opening at Hudson’s Carrie Haddad Gallery finds the participating artists observing the landscape with an array of points of view and techniques. From drawing to painting and from realistic renderings to haunted ...

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Wait, What?

by The Staff May 15, 2015


  Beginning this weekend, Chatham’s Joyce Goldstein Gallery is hosting a show of paintings by Sean Bayliss. A 1994 MFA grad of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Bayliss has shown his work throughout the United States and ...

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Ancient Artistry

by Ann Morrow May 1, 2015


  The portrait of a grieving angel has the surface cracks and warm patina of an artwork from antiquity, but it’s not—in fact, this angel with the lemon-yellow hair is a very new work, created by ...

American Italian Heritage Museum

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 ...

University Art Museum


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 ...


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 ...

Albany Institute of History & Art

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 ...

Hyde Collection

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, ...

Laffer Gallery

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 ...

Berkshire Museum

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 ...

Basilica Hudson

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