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Light at the Museum

by Ali Hibbs June 18, 2015


  On Monday, the New York State Museum at the Empire State Plaza announced a plan to spend $14 million over four years to renovate and update 35,000-square-feet of exhibition space. Once complete, the museum will ...

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Art Beat

by Shawn Stone November 29, 2012


  THAT HOLIDAY FEELING As the late Andy Williams so memorably crooned, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” The State of New York gets into the holiday act this Sunday (Dec. 2) with the ...

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1934: A New Deal for Artists

by The Staff October 17, 2012


Having lived through these last few grinding years of “great recession,” we are not nostalgic for the days of the Great Depression. However, we do begin to feel wistful when consider the federal government’s response ...

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Seneca Ray Stoddard: Capturing the Adirondacks

by The Staff June 27, 2012


Seneca Ray Stoddard was, according to the exhibit notes, a 19th-century artist-conservationist who was “instrumental in the establishment of the ‘forever wild’ Adirondack park.” Beginning today (Friday), the New York State Museum will draw on its ...

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Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition

by The Staff May 30, 2012


For a decade, the New York State Museum has been hosting an annual exhibit showcasing the art of talented students from throughout the State University of New York system. This year’s edition of the juried ...

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The Secret Lives of Birds

by Darryl McGrath May 24, 2012


  Nature typically grants a species a couple million years on earth, but when you consider all that humans have done to birds in just the last couple of centuries, you wish you could push a ...

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Places We Love

by The Staff April 11, 2012


  If you search for quotations about the importance and the power of place in our lives, a few ideas recur on a regular basis: among them, that without a sense of place there is no ...


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 ...

Making Sense of It All

by Shawn Stone September 8, 2011


You don’t have to look up the institution’s authorizing legislation to grasp that the New York State Museum is tasked with a broad cultural and educational mandate. A walk through the museum itself, with its ...

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A Canny Show

by The Staff April 20, 2011


Photo by the awesome Alicia Solsman. On April 12, teams of “the best and brightest members of the of the design community,” like these fine folks here, met at the New York State Museum (Empire State ...

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1911 Capitol Fire

by The Staff March 17, 2011


In the predawn hours of March 29, 1911, a roaring fire swept through the New York State Capitol, flames leaping 200 feet into the air. The fire claimed the life of a single night watchman, ...

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