Exhibits
“Question,” by Martin Puryear in Olana’s Court Hall. (Peter Aaron | OTTO)

Last call: Catch “River Crossings” at Olana & Thomas Cole historic sites

Back in May, the Hudson River School of painting went 21st-century and bicoastal with a landmark collaborative exhibition titled “River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home,” jointly hosted by the Thomas Cole National Historic…

Claire Lambe (photo by Dion Ogust)

Claire Lambe’s library portraits, Lynne Friedman’s landscapes on view in Woodstock

Since the beginning of this year, Claire Lambe has embarked on an ambitious project: painting portraits in the Woodstock Library for anyone who signs up. Every Friday, she paints her subject in acrylic…

Jervis McEntee’s Saturday Afternoon, 1875, oil on canvas, 24 x 45 inches, courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saturday afternoon: Meditations on Jervis McEntee retrospective at the Dorsky

Kevin J. Avery, associate curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, gave a talk on Kingston artist Jervis McEntee at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY-New Paltz last Saturday afternoon. On…

Portrait of Joyce Ulysses Cylinder, 2013 and Silvered Ulysses Cylinder by Dale Chihuly and Seaver Leslie, with glass drawings by Flora C. Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick, 2013 Coach House, Dublin Castle, Ireland, installed 2014 (courtesy of Chihuly Studio)

Raise a glass to Dedalus & Bloom: Dale Chihuly’s Ulysses Cylinders at Vassar

Dale Chihuly is world-renowned for his show-stopping sculptural assemblages of blown glass, usually brightly colored and often suspended like huge chandeliers in high-ceilinged spaces. If a rainbow suddenly exploded and just as suddenly…

In 1952, IBM started working with the US Defense Department to design and build a supercomputer for the North American Defense System. SAGE, headquartered in Kingston, was one of the most important projects in IBM history and was later described by a University of Pennsylvania professor as one of “four monumental projects that changed the modern world.” (Collection of Friends of Historic Kingston)

The IBM Years on view in Kingston

In his highly influential study of the corporate suburbanization of America in the 1950s, The Organization Man, sociologist William H. Whyte reported with amusement that IBM employees told him that the acronym really…

Artist Sydney Cash

Shadow artistry of Sydney Cash on view at the Falcon

Sydney Cash will be showing his renowned glass-and-mirror works alongside a new body of “remastered portraits” at the Falcon in Marlboro, his longtime creative home, through April. There will be an artist’s reception…

Voici ma montre et ma bague (Here is My Watch and My Ring), 1964, gelatin silver print (Malick Sidibé/Gwinzegal/diChroma Photography)

Modfest 2014 gets underway at Vassar

Each year, Vassar College makes it possible for mid-Hudsonites to take a brief dip back into those warm amniotic waters of the higher learning experience. Since 2003, the Poughkeepsie institution has been organizing…

Abstraction on Lights in a Tunnel 1

Petroglyphs from Dreamland

“My process of painting is very much an additive search for the final painting. The paintings are not conceptual in nature; rather, the process of painting reveals the painting,” writes the artist whose latest…

Astrid Fitzgerald’s No. 60, Acrylic on Canvas

Astrid Fitzgerald show at pop-up gallery in High Falls

Recently vacated storefronts in a business district are a sad reminder of our tough economy. The empty windows once filled with eye-catching merchandise now showcase an empty and barren room – one that…

Robert H. Draffen at his studio.

Bob Draffen retrospective

I hadn’t seen Bob Draffen in close to 20 years when I ran into his wife Ann at a show in High Falls of works by the late Jan Sawka. Draffen, Sawka and…

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