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Weather Event

by The Staff October 31, 2013


  The title of the new exhibit at the New York State Museum is self-explanatory. Weather Event surveys 50 years of land- and lakescapes by Charles E. Burchfield, who painted and drew depictions of the weather ...

New York State Museum

50/50: Five Decades of Collecting at the Hyde

by The Staff January 25, 2013


  Pop the corks on the Champagne; the Hyde Collection is celebrating their 50th anniversary as a public museum. 50/50: Five Decades of Collecting at the Hyde showcases works that have entered the museum’s permanent collection ...

Hyde Collection

Zoo Can Do It

by The Staff April 4, 2012


Canstruction, the anti-hunger nonprofit organization, is back “in residence,” so to speak, at the New York State Museum, and will be opening a zoo. This is a zoo that’s made of canned goods, and which ...

New York State Museum

The Museum Issue

by The Staff March 1, 2012


The Adirondack Museum Blue Mountain Lake might seem like it’s in the middle of nowhere, but what it’s really in the middle of—as in right smack in the middle of, geographically—is the Adirondack Park itself. So ...

Irish American Heritage Museum

by The Staff January 12, 2012

The only museum of its kind in the country, the Irish American Heritage Museum spent its first quarter of a century being open only in the summer, at its seasonal site in a hamlet in ...

Irush American Heritage Museum

Is This Love?

by Shawn Stone July 6, 2011


The title of Mike Mills’ second film—his first was the indie favorite Thumbsucker—is as simple, direct and accurate as can be. Beginners is about beginners. The film itself is a more slippery creature. To tell ...


by The Staff March 30, 2011


Lolcats, double rainbow guy, Rickrolling, epic fails, Oolong the pancake rabbit. Memes, the pervasive, delightful contagions of the interwebs. Meme, “a unit of social information.” The term was coined by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his ...