This is a curated listing of recommended in-person and online art exhibitions, musical performances, film screenings, lectures, programs and special events in Fairfield and Westchester Counties, New York City and surrounding counties in New York and Connecticut.
NOW OPEN FOR IN-PERSON VISITS
These cultural venues have put in place necessary COVID-19 safety measures and guidelines in order to re-open for public visitation. Please check each website for current dates, hours, required advance ticket purchase and safety guidelines as you plan your visit.
Fairfield County, Connecticut
· The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
· Avon Theatre Film Centre, Stamford, CT
· Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
· Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
· Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
· The Glass House, New Canaan, CT
· Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich, CT
· MoCA Westport, Westport, CT
· The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
· Silvermine Arts Center and Gallery, New Canaan, CT
· Weir Farm National Historic Park, Wilton, CT
· Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT
Westchester County, New York
· The Armour-Stiner Octagon House, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY
· ArtsWestchester, White Plains, NY
· Bedford Playhouse, Bedford, NY
· Caramoor, Katonah, NY
· Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
· Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
· Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, NY
· Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY
· Jazz Forum Club, Tarrytown, NY
· Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
· Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown, NY
· Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
· Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY
· Untermyer Gardens, Yonkers, NY
New York City
· Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
· The Jewish Museum
· The Met Cloisters Museum and Gardens
· The Met Fifth Avenue
· The Morgan Library & Museum
· Museum of Arts and Design
· Museum of Modern Art
· Museum of the City of New York
· Neue Galerie
· New York Botanical Garden
· New York Historical Society
· Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
· Wave Hill Public Garden & Cultural Center
· Whitney Museum of American Art
· Boscobel House & Gardens, Garrison, NY
· Dia: Beacon, Beacon, NY
· Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center, Nyack, NY
· Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, Cold Spring, NY
· Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
· New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
· Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY
· Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, NY
· Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
· Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT
· Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Photo credits – Fairfield: Photo courtesy Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Bruce Museum, Avon Theatre; Stamford Museum & Nature Center photo by Laura Schroeder. Westchester: Katonah Museum of Art photo by Margaret Fox courtesy Katonah Museum of Art, Hudson River Museum and Historic Hudson Valley’s Sunnyside photos by Laura Schroeder; photo courtesy Lyndhurst. New York City: Met Fifth Avenue and MoMA photos by Laura Schroeder, Morgan Library & Museum photos courtesy Morgan Library, Solomon R. Guggenheim photo by David Heald courtesy Guggenheim Museum. Surrounding Counties: Storm King Art Center photo courtesy Storm King Art Center, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art photo by Laura Schroeder, photo courtesy New Britain Museum of Art and Boscobel
ART EXHIBITIONS & CULTURAL EVENTS
Silvermine Arts Center Guild Summer Salon
July 17 – August 20, 2021 at Silvermine Arts Center Galleries, 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT. Silvermine Arts Center will devote its Galleries this summer to the work of more than 100 Guild members from across the country. Summer Salon gives the community a chance to view the newest creations of work from Guild members. Rich with traditional disciplines as well as new explorations of materials and concepts, this exhibition also offers a considerable number of affordable pieces of art. Works can be purchased right off the wall, during the run of the exhibit. Buyers will not need to wait for the close of the exhibition to take home their new works of art. The Summer Salon Guild Exhibition runs from July 17 through Aug. 20 and can be viewed online or in person at Silvermine. For more, visit silvermineart.org.
Pictured: From the Summer Salon Guild Exhibition at Silvermine Galleries, l. to r., “Flaming” by Donna Namnoun, “Up the Road a Piece” by Susan Fehlinger, “In a Whirl” by Heidi Follin. Images courtesy Silvermine Arts Center
Emelin Theatre presents Rise & Shine Concerts in the Park
Emelin Theatre and the Village of Mamaroneck Arts Council present Concerts in the Park, July 28 & August 18, 7pm at Harbor Island Park, 123 Mamaroneck Avenue in Mamaroneck, NY, . This summer, the Emelin Theatre will collaborate with the Village of Mamaroneck and take to the outdoor stage at Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck. The first concert on Wednesday, July 28 is Broadway on the Sound with Melanie Kraut, Ryan Bailer and Arbender Robinson, performing Broadway favorites and more, live on stage. The second concert on Wednesday, August 18 will be a magical night filled with the unmistakable sounds of a time honored musical tradition made new again by the GRAMMY-nominated, all-female Mariachi band. Rise & Shine Concerts in the Park are FREE. Families welcome! Parking is free after 4:30pm within the park.
BROADWAY ON THE SOUND | WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2021 @ 7PM | (Rain Date Thu, Jul 29)
FLOR DE TOLOACHE | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2021 @ 7PM | (Rain Date Thu, Aug 19)
Katonah Museum of Art Summer Socials Outdoor Concert Series
July 31 and August 21, 6 – 8 pm at Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY. Mark your calendars for a series of evenings with cool drinks, delicious food, live music and artmaking in the Museum’s Marilyn M. Simpson Sculpture Garden. Complimentary beer, wine, specialty cocktails, soft drinks and snacks will be provided, with food available for purchase from Elias New York Wood Oven Pizza and Penny Lick’s local old-fashioned ice cream. Members $20. Non-members $25. Ages 12 and under free.
July 31: The Shaves
With more than a decade of bringing audiences to their feet, The Shaves have become one of the area’s most sought-after bands. With hundreds of songs in their repertoire from Beethoven to the Beastie Boys, The Shaves deliver unique versions and mashups of popular covers from contemporary and classic pop, rock, R&B, classical, alternative and disco. In collaboration with the Katonah Village Improvement Society.
August 21: Blonde Ambition
Blonde Ambition has been rocking area venues for over a decade. The band features Michael Koren on rhythm guitar, Mitch Kalmus on lead guitar and vocals, Kenny Kaufman on bass and vocals, Frank Iorio on keyboards, Cal Kramer on drums and Robin Reitzes on lead vocals. Their chemistry and talent bring their own flair to a mix of classic rock, Motown and modern favorites. In collaboration with Bedford2030.
Jazz Forum’s Outdoor Summer Concerts Return! 32 Free Hudson River Concerts In July & August
July 7 – August 24, 2021 – The 32 free concerts are held at various Hudson River-front sites north of New York City: Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park, Lyndhurst Mansion & Pierson Park in Tarrytown, Henry Gourdine Park in Ossining and Horan’s Landing in Sleepy Hollow. Jazz Forum Arts Summer 2021 Free Concert Series is presented by Montefiore Health System. This year’s summer concerts are also supported by New York State Council on the Arts. Co-sponsors include Arts Westchester, the Arnold E. & Olga C. Feldman Fund, GDC Ginsburg Development Companies, Hudson Harbor, Jazzmobile, WBGO-FM/Jazz 88.3, Chase, Key Bank, Mercy College, Rivertowns Guide, and the Westchester Community Foundation. All performances subject to cancellation in case of rain.
WATERFRONT PARK, DOBBS FERRY: Eight Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8pm, starting on July 7
LYNDHURST, TARRYTOWN: Eight Thursday evenings, 6:30-8pm, starting on July 8
PIERSON PARK, TARRYTOWN: Eight Friday evenings, 6:30-8pm, starting on July 9
HENRY GOURDINE PARK, OSSINING: Four Monday evenings, 6:30-8pm, starting on July 12
HORAN’S LANDING, SLEEPY HOLLOW: Four Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8pm, starting on August 3
Sounds of Summer: Greatest Hits Vol. 1 at Jacob Burns Film Center
July 6 – Aug. 31, 2021 at Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY. Andrew Jupin, Senior Film Programmer: “As part of our 20th anniversary celebration, we’re delighted to offer this jam-packed lineup featuring some of the stellar music docs we’ve screened in Sounds of Summer over the years…This year’s series features a wide array of films covering all sorts of artists and genres, so even in this greatest hits lineup of stone-cold classics, there’s something for everyone. Prepare to have your socks knocked off (again) by the force of nature that is Aretha Franklin in Amazing Grace; get a double dose of Dylan with Don’t Look Back and Rolling Thunder Revue; revisit the Cuban Cinderella story of Wim Wenders’ Buena Vista Social Club; get your festival fix from films like Jazz on a Summer’s Day, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, Monterey Pop, and Wattstax; witness Madison Square Garden vibrate in Shut Up and Play the Hits and Awesome; I F*ckin’ Shot That!; and don’t miss our annual tribute screening of Stop Making Sense in honor of our dear friend, Jonathan Demme. All this and more will play in the series as we celebrate being a part of this community for two decades!” For full schedule and tickets, visit burnsfilmcenter.org.
Edward Hopper House presents Jazz in the Garden
7 – 9pm, Thursdays, July 8 – August 26, 2021 at Edward Hopper House, 82 N Broadway, Nyack, NY – Enjoy some Jazz in the Garden at Edward Hopper House! Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket, and please feel free to bring your own refreshments! (Note: Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center is compliant with the DOH/CDC guidelines. By purchasing a ticket and attending the event, It is understood that those who have not been vaccinated will be wearing facial covering and mask wearing is optional for those fully vaccinated.) IF IT RAINS: They’ll place a notice on Edward Hopper House & their website, with scheduling either for the following Friday or Saturday.
July 8 – MICHAEL E. SMITH (TRUMPET, QUINTET)
July 15 - ALBERT ALF AND THE AHLFABET SWING GROUP
July 22 - DUANE EUBANKS (TRUMPET, QUINTET)
July 29 - BILL CROW (BASS, QUARTET)
August 5 - MAYRA CASALES (GROUP, LATIN PERCUSSION)
August 12 - STEVEN BERNSTEIN (TRUMPET, RHYTHM AND BLUES AND JAZZ BAND)
August 19 - AMY LONDON AND THE ROYAL BOPSTERS (WORLD RENOWNED VOCAL JAZZ) – and a special dance performance “Automat: an excerpt from Tales of Hopper” by Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance in collaboration with composer Martin Bresnick and performer Claire Westby
August 26 - SCOTT REEVES (Trombone Etc., Quintet)
Hudson River Museum 2021 Summer Amphitheater Series
July 9 – August 20, 8pm at the Amphitheater at Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY. The 2021 Summer Amphitheater Series features a dynamic mix of performances on Friday and Saturday evenings from July 9 to August 20 at 8pm. Marking the HRM Amphitheater’s ninth year, the diverse selection of entertainment includes music, dance, theater, magic, and even a master falconer. All performances in their 400-seat outdoor amphitheater, which boasts a stunning view of the Hudson River and the Palisades, are FREE and begin at 8pm, with doors opening at 7:30pm. No reservations are required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and HRM retains the right to limit capacity following NYS and CDC guidelines.
Friday, July 9 – Afro-Peruvian Ensemble
Saturday, July 10 – Skyhunters in Flight
Friday, July 16 – The New Way
Saturday, July 17 – Getting to Know You: Mind Reading Under the Stars
Friday, July 23 – Charlie Lagond & Friends: Songs & Grooves That Move
Saturday, July 24 – Museum Mini Ball with the House of Eon
Friday, July 30: Tango Night
Saturday, July 31 – Cocomama
Friday, August 6 – Diverse Concert Artists
Saturday, August 7 – Literature to Life: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Friday, August 13 – Casplash: African-American & Caribbean Band
Saturday, August 14 – Daria Grace & The Pre-War Ponies
Friday, August 20 – Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra
Pictured: Amphitheater photo by Frederick Charles, courtesy of Hudson River Museum
The Pandemic Players New Upcoming ZOOM Matinees
SATURDAY, July 10, 3:00PM (EST). – “Proof” by David Auburn
SATURDAY, July 17, 3:00PM (EST) – “Tartuffe” by Moliere
SATURDAY, July 24, 3:00PM (EST) – “Sideman” by Warren Leight
SATURDAY, July 31, 3:00PM (EST) – “Filumena” by Eduardo di Filippo
SATURDAY, Aug 7, 3:00PM (EST) – “The Crucifer of Blood” by Paul Giovanni
SATURDAY, Aug 14, 3:00PM (EST) – “The Gym Game” by D.L.Coburn
SATURDAY, Aug 21, 3:00PM (EST) – SCHOOLHOUSE THEATER BENEFIT
SATURDAY, AUG 28, 3:00PM (EST) “The Box Show” by Dominique Salerno
Cladogram: 2nd KMA International Juried Biennial
July 13 – September 19, 2021 at Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY. Cladogram: 2nd KMA International Juried Biennial, juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, brings together artists working in visual and written media. A cladogram is a branching diagram that shows relationships among different species and their history of evolution. Similarly, this exhibition will include work that engages with personal or family history, explores ways in which historical objects and ideas are organized, categorized and displayed, and challenges the dominant narrative of history and art history. With Cladogram, the KMA presents a broad range of contemporary work created by artists based locally, regionally and from 21 countries around the world in an effort to build networks of artists internationally. Yasmeen Siddiqui is a curator, essayist, lecturer and the founding director of Minerva Projects, which supports interdisciplinary artists. Awards will be granted for the top three submissions. For more information about the exhibition and related programs, and to purchase advance tickets, visit katonahmuseum.org.
Westchester Roots: Music and Dance
Various Outdoor Locations in Westchester County, NY, July 15 – August 31 – Just in time for summer, ArtsWestchester has announced a series of ten FREE live Westchester Roots music and dance programs between July 15 and August 31 in partnership with the City of White Plains, the City of Mount Vernon, the Village of Sleepy Hollow and the Bethany Arts Community. The entire series will be presented outdoors and will include concerts in parks, staged performances on city streets as well as an outdoor cultural festival. Janet T. Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester explains, “Our 2021 Westchester Roots summer concerts feature a diverse array of artists, representing music and dance traditions of our region’s Beninese, African American, Colombian, Ecuadorian, Indian, Irish, Gambian, Jamaican, Korean, and Mexican communities.” Aaron Paige, ArtsWestchester’s Folklorist says, “The ten outdoor programs are entertaining, engaging, and educational. Whether an Ecuadorian festival or a public performance of Gambian kora & balafon, these live programs celebrate Westchester’s rich collective cultural heritage.”
Thur., July 15 | 7pm
ITAL RAIN REGGAE BAND
Tues., July 27 | 6:30pm
NATYA ANUBHAVA AND THE NEW YORK KOREAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Thur., July 29, 2021 | 7pm
MCLEAN AVENUE BAND
Tues., August 10 | 6:30pm
THE PTAH-SHABAZZ WISDRUM ORCHESTRA
Thur., August 12 | 7pm
BASE CAMP R&B
Sat., August 14 | 3–8pm
DIA DE LA CULTURA ECUATORIANA / DAY OF ECUADORIAN CULTURE
Tues., August 17 | 6:30pm
JOMION & THE UKLOS
Thur., August 19 | 6–7:30pm
Performing Families: THE MAYOR FOUR AND THE PTAH-SHABAZZ WISDRUM ORCHESTRA
Sat., August 21 | 6:30-8:00pm
Performing Families: INTI ANDINOAND MARIACHI SOL MIXTECO
Tues., August 24 | 6:30pm
THE JALIYA KAFO ENSEMBLE W/ SALIEU SUSO & EBRIMA JASSEY
Pictured, left: Ptah-Shabazz Wisdrum Orchestra, photo by Todd Shapera Photography. Right: Mariachi Sol Mixteco, photo by Dizzy Chic Gallery Boutique, images courtesy ArtsWestchester
At Bruce Museum – The Amazon Rainforest: Beauty · Destruction · Hope
June 19 – October 10, 2021 at Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT – In The Amazon Rainforest: Beauty • Destruction • Hope, the interplay between live animals, scientific specimens, and the work of renowned photographers tells the story of a sprawling ecosystem on the verge of collapse, and the efforts being made to save it. In the first stage of this journey, viewers will marvel at the beauty of the Amazon. The sublime photography of Brazilian artist Claudia Jaguaribe will portray a seemingly unspoiled Eden, while live animal displays and taxidermy will bring the rainforest to the museum floor. This is the vibrant Amazon that has been traditionally portrayed in nature documentaries and films. Unfortunately, the secret hidden by this verdant façade is an urgent one: deforestation and ecological degradation is on the rise in the Amazon, and the rainforest is in desperate need of help. The haunting works of Daniel Beltrá show scenes of this devastation viewed from overhead; an ecological apocalypse that gains a shocking and sterile beauty. Interspersed with these images will be skeletons of the animals that make the rainforest their home, inviting visitors to consider what is lost when the rainforest is destroyed. Hope is found in the final stretch of the exhibition, where viewers will learn how the communities living in the Amazon have teamed up with scientists, artists, and politicians around the world to find new ways for both rainforest and humanity to prosper. For more information, visit brucemuseum.org.
Installation image of “The Amazon Rainforest: Beauty · Destruction · Hope” courtesy Bruce Museum
3 Summer Exhibitions at MoCA Westport
June 25 – August 21, 2021 at MoCA Westport, 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT – On June 25, three exhibitions will be opening at MoCA Westport. In its largest gallery, they will showcase the artists selected for its first Summer Open Call, juried by Max Teicher and Emily White of Gagosian Gallery. The exhibition features eleven artists working in a range of mediums, including painting, drawing, prints, sculpture, ceramics and site-specific installation work. The exhibition is entitled Élan Vital, a term representing the creative force within an organism that is responsible for growth, change, and necessary or desirable adaptations. Unfit For Print is a dual exhibition featuring the selected works of Noah Fox and Patrick Perry. Fox is a Westport-born and raised artist whose Altered Books Series is generated from a deep fascination with books, typography, and the various theoretical conceptions of embodiment and identity that persist within culture at large. New York-based Patrick Perry’s Soft Blows Series relies on cross-stitch, foundational to the embroidery arts, in his body of artwork to deconstruct derogatory homosexual epithets. Love Wins features a site-specific mural created by Staples High School student Poppy Livingstone (Westport, CT) and the teens of Westport, celebrating Westport Pride and LGBTQ+ Pride Month. For more, visit mocawestport.org.
Richard Haas: Circles in Space at Hudson River Museum
June 25, 2021 – January 9, 2022 at Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY – Richard Haas (American, b. 1936) is best known for his illusionistic architectural murals and trompe l’oeil style, painted on and within prominent buildings across the United States in cities including Portland, Chicago, Washington DC, New York City, and Yonkers, as well as international commissions in cities such as Munich, Germany. During the pandemic and while working from his home in Yonkers, the artist turned to painting on a more intimate scale, moving away from realistic imagery. He was inspired by the circular geometry of the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959), for whom he worked as a teenager. The experience played a formative role in cultivating his fascination with architecture and urban design, which features in a majority of his paintings, drawings, and prints. For more information about the exhibition and related programs, visit hrm.org.
Pictured: Richard Haas (American, b. 1936), “Circles in Space”, 2021. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist. © 2021 Richard Haas / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Image courtesy Hudson River Museum
Matt Shlian: Light Years at Heather Gaudio Fine Art
June 26 – August 7, 2021 at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, 66 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT – Matt Shlian’s work straddles the world of paper engineering and the fine arts, a place where two-dimensional paper becomes intricately sculpted into precise and stunning three-dimensional forms. His work is rooted in printed media, book arts and commercial design, where paper gets folded, tessellated, compressed and arranged in unexpected ways. Modular aggregation and the way in which shapes repeat, morph and reconnect with each other have been the artist’s preoccupation for the past several years. Adopting an intuitive approach, Shlian begins with hand-drawn patterns in a notebook and then uses digital mapping on an industrial plotter to work out his ideas. His curiosity with the process continues when he returns to working with paper using his hands, constructing forms out of the everyday material. Color, light, patterns and planar shifts come together in geometric assemblages that reveal themselves as he works. An important part of the artist’s process is the element of surprise: if he can completely visualize a final result, he doesn’t have a reason to create it. Shlian has to start his work and make changes along the way in order to fully understand it. In the same way, the titles of his works, intriguing and serendipitous to be sure, are related to phrases, conversations or musings he has had with his daughters and others. For gallery hours and more, visit heathergaudiofineart.com.
Pictured, left: Matt Shlian, “Unholy 293”, 2020. Celadon iridescent paper, 72 x 48 x 4 1/2 inches. Right: “Ara 314, Such a Third I Had”, 2017. 60 x 60 x 5 inches. Image courtesy Heather Gaudio Fine Art
Concerts and Performances:
The 2021 Minnie Untermyer Concert Series
Select dates through September 25 at Untermyer Park and Gardens, 945 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY. Featuring eight upcoming performances in their Amphiteater: Friday, June 11 – The Westchester Philharmonic Brass Quintet; Saturday, June 19 – Voices of Ascension; Sunday, July 18: Jazz in Paradise; Saturday, July 24: String Sensation with the Westchester Philharmonic String Quartet; Saturday, July 31: An Evening with Tom Gold Dance; Sunday, August 8: Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin; Saturday, September 11: Mughal Garden Party; Saturday, September 25: Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company.
Wall Power! Spectacular Quilts from the American Folk Art Museum at Hudson River Museum
June 18 – September 26, 2021 at Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY. As an art form, quilts have deep roots in American life and experience. For more than three centuries, the artists, primarily women, have created highly individualized expressions in this medium that is both yielding and unforgiving, challenging the maker to test the limits imposed by cutting and piecing bits of fabric. The very fine selection of quilts on view in this show is from the distinctive collection of the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. They range across time and place from the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century, from Alabama to Pennsylvania. The four sections of the exhibition highlight early twentieth-century quilts from a period of craft revival, designs developed by Amish communities, examples by African American makers, and traditional nineteenth-century patterns that formed a foundation for generations of quiltmakers to come.
Pictured: Adolph Schermer (American, b. Austria-Hungary, 1846–1934). Pieced Sampler Quilt, ca. 1887. Pieced, appliquéd, and embroidered silk, satin, and velvet. 57 × 71 3/4 inches. Image courtesy Hudson River Museum.
13th Biennial Miniature Print International Exhibition 2021
June 6 – August 29, 2021 at Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Mathews Park, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Opening Reception 12:00pm – 4:00 pm by appointment, RSVP on website. Gallery Hours: Sunday 12-5, Monday-Saturday 9-5, Visits by appointment, walk-in guests inquire at Reception. The Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s 13th Biennial Miniature Print International Exhibition opens on Sunday, June 6, 2021 with a socially distanced opening in the Grace Ross Shanley Gallery from 12:00 – 4:00 PM. Anyone wishing to attend the exhibition opening is welcome to RSVP for one of the following available half hour timeslots. Parties are limited to a maximum of four people. Registrants will be expected to check-in with CCP staff at the front entry. Please arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled reservation. Face masks and social distancing will be required. This juried exhibition, limited to works that are no more than four square inches (25.8 square cm), encourages artists to explore the miniature print format. Since its inception in 1997, the Miniature Print Exhibition has showcased the works of artists worldwide with renowned print curators and collectors serving as jurors. The Miniature Print International Competition is held every other year, alternating with CCP’s other biennial, FOOTPRINT International (for prints measuring exactly 12 x 12 in. square). For more and to register to attend the opening reception, visit contemprints.org.
Lucia Hierro: Marginal Costs at The Aldrich
June 7, 2021 to January 2, 2022 at The Aldrich, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. Marginal Costs is the first solo museum exhibition of artist Lucia Hierro (b. 1987). Hierro’s practice, which includes sculpture, digital media, and installation, confronts twenty-first century capitalism through an intersectional lens. Appropriating imagery that ranges from commerce to art history, Hierro’s choices manifest her own multidimensional experience as a Dominican American New Yorker. With a studio methodology steeped in Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, and European still life painting, as well as her own biographical circumstance, Hierro’s work surveys power, individuality, and opportunity specific to the communities she orbits. Lifting visual matter off the street and media outlets, she expresses subjective storylines that speak to the elasticity of identity—a symptom of our hyperkinetic present. Conceived in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition spans work from three distinctive series: recent and new sculptures from the Mercado (Market) series, 2014–; the debut of the Gates, 2021–; as well as her most ambitious wall mural to date—both specially commissioned by The Aldrich. For more information, visit thealdrich.org.
Pictured: Lucia Hierro, “Casita”, 2021, 39 x 75 x 6 inches. Photo: Lucia Hierro. Courtesy of the artist and LatchKey Gallery, New York and The Aldrich.
Neuberger Museum reopens to the public May 26
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY – The Neuberger Museum of Art will reopen its doors to members and the general public at noon on Wednesday, May 26th! Purchase College requires campus visitors to the Neuberger to complete a two-part Visitor Check-In and Screening form prior to their visit: VISITOR CHECK-IN AND SCREENING FORM. Hours: From May 26 – July 9, Open Wednesday – Friday from noon to 5:00pm. Closed Saturday – Tuesday. Starting July 14, Open Wednesday – Sunday from noon to 5:00pm. Closed Monday – Tuesday. Admission is FREE for all visitors through Summer 2021. Member Appreciation: In appreciation for loyalty and continuing support, memberships at every level are being extended through June 30, 2022! On View: Come view works from their permanent collection: their Summer 2021 shows all feature objects selected from their 6,000+ piece collection of modern, contemporary, and African art: Then and Now: Modern and Contemporary Selections from the Permanent Collection; African Art and Culture: Selections from the Collection; Color and Motion, Ideas and Dreams: Modern and Contemporary Caribbean and South American Art from the Collection. Opening Soon: NEU Picks: A Collaborative Project (opens May 26), Lesley Dill: Rush (opens June 11). For more, visit neuberger.org.
Photo by Laura Schroeder
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival 2021
June 24 – September 4, 2021 at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Theater Tent at Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route NY-9D, Garrison, NY. The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Davis McCallum, Artistic Director; Kate Liberman, Managing Director) has announced performance dates and casting for its 2021 Summer Season, its final at Boscobel House and Gardens. The season will begin on June 24, 2021 with The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington by James Ijames, which will conclude on July 30. William Shakespeare’s The Tempest will begin on August 5 and run through September 4, 2021. The 2021 season will also feature a radio play of Shakespeare’s Macbeth which was shared with partner schools as an audio play this spring. It premieres for the general public on June 7 and is available as streaming audio through June 20. HVSF’s season – as it has for the past 34 years – will take place in its signature open-air tent outdoors, which the CDC and public health experts agree significantly reduces the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The safety of company members, employees, and audiences is always paramount. HVSF will be following all safety guidelines outlined by New York State and by the Actor’s Equity Association and will continue to consult independent experts and follow all state, local, and union guidelines to take appropriate precautions to ensure safe protocols for the season. HVSF has also implemented their own measures based on the specifics of the site at Boscobel. These include timed entry, required face coverings for all staff and attendees, a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination, and distanced seating and limited capacity. For more and to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.
Bedford Playhouse reopens for film screenings and events
Bedford Playhouse, 633 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY – Bedford Playhouse has announced its plans to reopen to the public on Friday, May 28 – just in time for Memorial Day weekend and a highly anticipated season of summer blockbusters. Based on guidance from public health experts and the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) Cinema Safe guidelines, the Playhouse is putting into action enhanced health and safety measures including a mandatory face covering policy, enforced social distancing, capacity limits, staggered showtimes, and increased cleaning and disinfecting procedures. The Playhouse Café, which reopened April 2 for indoor and outdoor dining, will remain open on weekends. In addition to seasonal menu items, the Café offers a full bar and specialty cocktails. The Playhouse Café will host tastings each month and will have movie-themed special events. A full menu and takeaway offerings are available on their website. The most up-to-date information can also be found on their social media channels. For a full schedule of film screenings and events and to purchase tickets, visit bedfordplayhouse.org.
Image courtesy Bedford Playhouse
Jazz Forum Club in Tarrytown reopens
Jazz Forum Club, 1 Dixon Lane, Tarrytown, NY. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays: 7 & 9:30pm / Sundays: 4 & 6pm. It’s time for Jazz Forum Club to reopen! Now with over 30 years of history, Jazz Forum Arts is one of Westchester County’s premiere not-for-profit jazz presenters. Jazz Forum Arts features established, emerging, and under-recognized artists as well as regional, national, and international musicians. Presenting jazz in its multifaceted styles, Jazz Forum Arts offers audiences Progressive and Bebop, Latin & Brazilian, World Music, Rhythm and Blues, New Orleans, Traditional, Swing and Contemporary Jazz. For a full schedule and tickets, visit jazzforumarts.org.
At Nassau County Museum of Art – Andy Warhol: A Life in Pop and La Belle Époque
May 8 – November 7, 2021 at Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY. Nobody since Picasso has meant more to the course of art history than Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | Works from the Bank of America Collection is an important exhibition that includes his signature icons from his earliest paintings to his innovations in silkscreen printing. The collection features the most famous images in Pop art, from the Campbell’s soup can and Marilyn Monroe, pioneering works made in the 1960s, to the late, great Vesuvius series, made just two years before his death in February 1987. La Belle Époque: Director Emerita Constance Schwartz will guest curate La Belle Époque, an exhibition capturing Paris’ age of elegance between 1880 and the eve of World War I in 1914. Celebrated for its hallmark joie de vivre, the Belle Époque became hailed as a Golden Age between the hardships of the Third Republic and the trauma of World War I. Through paintings and prints by artists including Henri Martin, Edgar Degas and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and a treasure-trove of decorative objects featuring Louis Comfort Tiffany’s luminous glasswork, this exhibition celebrates the exuberance and opulence of extravagant design, ostentatious luxury, and a life of leisure, cabarets and bistros. For more information and timed tickets, visit nassaumuseum.org.
Yale University Art Gallery reopens to the public
Reopening May 14 – Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street (at York Street), New Haven, CT. Yale Art Gallery has worked with great care to welcome visitors back, following city, state, and Yale University guidelines. To ensure the health and safety of their staff and visitors, everyone ages two and older must wear a mask and practice physical distancing. Permanent-Collection Galleries and Installations On View – 1st Floor: African Art and Ancient Art, 2nd Floor: American Paintings and Sculpture, Asian Art, and European Art, 3rd Floor: American Decorative Arts (after 1900), American Paintings and Sculpture, and Modern and Contemporary Art, 4th Floor: Highlights from the Modern European Art Collection and Kline and Rothko: Six Works from the Lang Collection. For more and to reserve timed tickets, visit artgallery.yale.edu.
Pictured: View of the new installation Highlights from the Modern European Art Collection, Yale University Art Gallery. Image courtesy Yale University Art Gallery
At Stamford Museum & Nature Center: Enduring Wonder: 85 Years of SM&NC
May 21 – August 22, 2021 at Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT. Enduring Wonder celebrates the 85th Anniversary of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center by giving viewers a visual history of the development and evolution of the museum’s permanent collection. From their humble beginnings as a “cabinet of curiosities” occupying three rooms at the Stamford Trust Company building, the collection now features objects ranging from the natural world, agricultural sciences, astronomy and history to important 19th-20th century American Art and major sculpture. Today, the Stamford Museum maintains a permanent collection of more than 20,000 objects that they continue to utilize as educational tools to teach and enrich the community. For more information, visit stamfordmuseum.org.
Exhibitions opening at Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery
Opening May 22, 2021 at Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery, 4900 Independence Ave, Bronx, NY – THE SHADOW OF THE SUN: ROSS BLECKNER AND ZACHARI LOGAN (May 22 – August 15, 2021): this exhibition pairs New York-based painter Ross Bleckner and Canadian artist Zachari Logan, bringing together two artists who are in different stages of their careers and have collaborated in the artmaking process over the past ten years. Though differing in mediums, processes and depictions, the abstracted imagery in Bleckner’s paintings complements the figurative representations in Logan’s drawings and sculptures—and vice versa. The artists share a sensibility in their ideas, forms, materials and motifs, including flora, fauna and human presence. For more information on these exhibitions and to reserve tickets, visit wavehill.org
Pictured: Ross Bleckner and Zachari Logan, “The New York Times Obituaries, No. 1 & No. 2” from the “Collaborative Series”, 2017, mixed media on mylar and paper. Courtesy of the artists and Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto. Image courtesy Wave Hill
Lyndhurst Opens for the Season with Grounds Passes and Gardens and Grounds Tours
Lyndhurst Daily Grounds Passes are now available and weekend Gardens and Grounds Tours start on Friday, May 7th. If you’re not able to visit in person, be sure to check out their virtual offerings, like their 360 tours and online exhibitions. GROUNDS PASS: A Daily Grounds Pass is required for entry to the Lyndhurst property seven days a week. It offers general admission to the property between the hours of 9:30 am with last entry at 3:00 pm as the property closes at 4:30 pm. Lyndhurst members will get in for free! Picnicking is allowed, please carry out what you carry in, and adhere to all CDC/NYS Guidelines related to COVID-19 while on site. All visitors must wear appropriate masks while on-site and on tours. GARDENS AND GROUNDS TOUR: This tour traverses the upper eastern portion of the property and takes visitors through the 1911 rose garden (peak bloom in early June), the c.1811 frame of the Lord & Burnham greenhouse, discusses the ruins of the remarkable c. 1911 swimming pool building once known as Helen’s Natatorium and passes through the fern garden. It combines the history of the estate and its residents with some discussion of trees and historic plantings. For more information and to register, visit lyndhurst.org.
Image courtesy Lyndhurst
At ArtsWestchester – Together apART: Creating During Covid
May 7 – August 1, 2021 at ArtsWestchester’s Gallery, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY and Online. COVID-19 has profoundly changed the contours of our daily lives. At this time of great loss and physical distancing, many have turned to creative outlets to help cope and as a mode of expression. Together apART: Creating During COVID features more than 250 works of painting, photography, sculpture, sewing, crafting, songwriting, poetry and other creative activities by 224 artists and community members from throughout the Hudson Valley. All of the exhibited works were made between March 2020 and March 2021. The exhibition is also available online via a virtual tour from your home computer or other personal device. There are 13 tour “stops” throughout the gallery. Each stop organizes works into themes and offers you an opportunity to delve deeper into individual stories shared by our artists. Gallery Hours are Wednesday – Friday & Sunday 12noon – 5pm, Saturday 12noon – 6pm. Entry is every 30 minutes, face coverings and physical distancing are required. For more information and to make a reservation to see the exhibition in person, visit artswestchester.org.
Image courtesy ArtsWestchester
This Summer, Celebrate the Return of Live Music at Caramoor
Tickets Now on Sale: June 19 – September 12, 2021 at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY – Tickets are on sale to the pubic beginning April 26! Caramoor is thrilled to present a full summer season of 35 live, in-person performances this year, with an intensive seven-week festival (June 19–Aug 8) followed by two post-season concert series (Aug 13–Sep 12). All held outdoors on the cultural arts destination’s idyllic Westchester campus, this year’s offerings illustrate its continued commitment to adventurous programming across the genre spectrum. Other festival highlights include an Opening Night Gala featuring Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra; solo recitals by guitarist JIJI and pianists Richard Goode and Conrad Tao; the return of the annual Jazz Festival, American Roots Music Festival, and Pops & Patriots concert; a special 91st birthday celebration for Stephen Sondheim; and performances by a starry lineup of artists and ensembles. Caramoor has been committed to public health and safety since the start of the pandemic, and the 2021 festival has been designed in accordance with all the latest state and federal guidelines. All between 60 and 90 minutes in duration and without intermission, the summer concerts will as always take place outdoors, in the Venetian Theater and other venues on the picturesque estate, now with reduced capacity. View and download a copy of the Summer Brochure and purchase tickets at caramoor.org.
Pictured clockwise from top left: The War and Treaty (from American Roots Music Festival), Joan Osborne, PUBLIQuartet, The Brianna Thomas Band, Amjad Ali Khan & Sharon Isbin, Conrad Tao, piano, Natu Camara, Orchestra of St. Luke’s with Leonidas Kavakos, violin. Images courtesy Caramoor
Jacob Burns Film Center Reopening Theater Doors
Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY – Jacob Burns Film Center has completed multiple improvements to the facility in anticipation of their reopening, which is planned for May 12. These improvements include the installation of Bi-Polar Ionization air purification units throughout the JBFC Theater and Media Arts Lab. Visit their home page about the recent opening update, and their health and safety webpage for details about the facility improvements, safety measures, and procedures, including social distancing, assigned seating, and more. Theater hours and screening schedule will be available soon, and they will continue to offer film programs through their Virtual Marquee, so you will be able to experience the programming they have to offer, whether in-person at the Theater once they reopen, or from the comfort of home. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit burnsfilmcenter.org.
Music at MoCA Concert Series in Westport
April 30 – October 15, 2021 at MoCA Westport, 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT. Building on the success of last summer’s outdoor concerts, MoCA Westport is excited to present their new Music at MoCA Concert Series featuring a line-up of thirteen Jazz, Pop, and Classical performances. They’re also thrilled to bring back the talented artists of Jazz at Lincoln Center for three of the Jazz performances. Purchase the Music at MoCA Season Pass and experience a diversity of genres and performers all spring and summer, or purchase the Classical, Jazz, or Pop-only package. Tickets for each individual concert are also available. All concerts will be held at MoCA Westport’s outdoor space at 7 p.m. Bring your own lawn chair seating. Food and drinks are available for purchase at each concert. For concert dates and ticket purchase, visit mocawestport.org
Pictured, clockwise from top left: The Samara Joy Ensemble, The Catalyst String Quartet, Oshima Brothers, The Alexa Tarantino Quartet. Images courtesy MoCA Westport
The Armour-Stiner Octagon House reopens for Tours
Tours now available, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY. The Historic Armour-Stiner House is now offering guided tours at a limited capacity. Please join them for a tour to take a closer look at this magnificent house: the only known residence built in the form of a domed, ancient classical temple. Created as a whimsical summer retreat in 1872 by tea-importer Joseph Stiner, this National Historic Landmark’s shape was based on the theories of Orson Squire Fowler, a phrenologist, who believed octagonal houses enclosed more space, allowed the sun in at all times, and permitted more views into the landscape. This lyrical home retains its magnificent ornamentation and furnishings and the only remaining Egyptian Revival Room in America with its original decoration and furniture. Masks are required at all times. For more information and tickets, visit armourstiner.com.
Pictured: The Armour-Stiner Octagon House, photo by Laura Schroeder
At Greenwich Historical Society – Beautiful Work: The Art of Greenwich Gardens and Landscapes
May 1 – September 5, 2021 at Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT. Beautiful Work examines the fruitful and fascinating history of gardens and landscapes in Greenwich, from backyard vegetable gardens that fed for the artists of the Cos Cob art colony to grand formal gardens designed by leading landscape architects of the 20th century. Original design drawings, striking photographs and preserved botanical specimens are included in this exhibition celebrating the legacy of cultivating the land in Greenwich. Admission to their galleries is by advanced online ticket reservation only. For more information and reservations, visit greenwichhistory.org.
Weir Farm National Historic Park Spring Operations beginning May 1
Beginning May 1, 2021 at Weir Farm National Historic Park, 735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT. Weir Farm National Historic Park Grounds are open daily, sunrise to sunset. Visit the park on your own using maps, brochures, self-guided tours, the National Park Passport Stamp, and Junior Ranger activities located on the front porch of the visitor center, or visit virtually by exploring the resources on the park website. Starting May 1st, the park will be offering visitor services at the site from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesdays through Sundays, including public restrooms, an outdoor visitor center, and self-guided viewing of the Young Studio and Weir Barn spaces. Learn more about what is available by visiting the Basic Information page on the park website, and check back frequently as conditions are subject to change. Enjoy your visit, in person or virtually! For more information and to plan your visit, go to nps.gov/wefa.
Pictured: Weir Farm and J. Alden Weir Studio, photos © Laura Schroeder
At Storm King Art Center, Rashid Johnson’s The Crisis
April 7 to November 8, 2021 at Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY. Storm King Art Center will present a site-specific installation of Rashid Johnson’s 2019 sculptural work The Crisis. The installation will mark the first US presentation of the artwork, which the artist has adapted to respond directly to Storm King’s native landscape. Rashid Johnson (b. 1977) draws inspiration from combining architectural and organic elements, intending for The Crisis to capture the tension of the moment in which nature has just begun to reclaim a human-made structure. Originally planned to be shown at Storm King in 2020, a year marked by an unprecedented global pandemic and sociopolitical unrest, The Crisis has taken on a striking new relevance in this time of reflection. The title The Crisis is ambiguous, taking on different meaning based on the context in which the work is viewed, and the perspective of the viewer who witnesses it. The Crisis can speak to something deeply personal as well as a collective event and can invoke both historical and ongoing crises. The work—a sixteen-foot-tall, yellow pyramidal steel structure—is set within a field of native grasses, which Storm King has worked to reintroduce to its landscape and cultivate over the last 25 years. Over the course of the presentation, these grasses will grow up within and around the geometric frame, integrating it into the very fabric of Storm King. The structure’s shelves are populated with a range of smaller objects including blocks of shea butter, sculpted fiberglass busts, and hand- crafted, painted ceramic vessels planted with natural vegetation from the surrounding landscape. For more information and to purchase required advance tickets for visitation: stormking.org.
Pictured: Rashid Johnson, “The Crisis” (2019). Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Stephanie Powell. Image courtesy Storm King Art Center.
Explore Storm King at Home
Online – Whether or not you’re able to visit Storm King Art Center in person, there is a page on their website where you can enjoy a bit of what’s amazing about Storm King, from home! The webpage connects you to their most recent digital content. WATCH: Check out our their Vimeo page for recordings of all their virtual programs this year, including readings and performances from Martha Tuttle’s “Return to the Field” series and artist talks from their Art in Nature series. CREATE: Discover creative learning activities to bring art and nature to your home. ONLINE EXHIBITION: Discover Site Ecology: Land, Leadership, Art, which explores the making of Storm King over 60 years, with never-seen-before 200 archival images and documents. BROWSE THE COLLECTION: Storm King’s collection includes traditional and large-scale sculpture, site-specific earthworks, drawings, and photos. VIEW PAST EXHIBITIONS: Discover Storm King’s past exhibitions and catalogs, dating back as early as 1960. DISCOVER ARCHIVES & ORAL HISTORIES: Explore multi-format records from the 1960’s to today in the Storm King’s Archives, including interviews with artists and leadership in the Oral History Program, and an online collaboration with The Estate of David Smith. For more on Storm King at Home, visit stormking.org.
Pictured: View of the South Fields, all works by Mark di Suvero. From left to right: “Pyramidian”, 1987/1998. She, 1977-1978. Private Collection. “Mon Père, Mon Père”, 1973-75. “Mother Peace”, 1969-70. Except where noted, all works Gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation. ©Mark di Suvero, courtesy the artist and Spacetime C.C., NY. Photo: Courtesy Storm King Art Center ©2020
Westport Country Playhouse All-Virtual 2021 Season
April – December 2021, Online – Westport Country Playhouse announces an all-virtual 2021 Season, featuring two productions—a new comedy and a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama; two archival productions recorded in HD video; and four Script in Hand playreadings. All content will be offered on-demand for patrons’ convenience, and include open captions in Spanish. The all-virtual Season will open in June with a new comedy, “Tiny House”, written by Michael Gotch and directed by Mark Lamos, Jun 29 – Jul 18. Next: “Doubt: A Parable,” the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner by John Patrick Shanley, Nov 2 – 21. Beginning in April, a series of four Script in Hand playreadings will feature “Rent Control,” April 26 at 7 PM (On-demand April 27 – May 2) written and performed by Evan Zes, and directed by Mark Shanahan, Script in Hand curator. Next: The Savannah Disputation by Evan Smith, June 14 at 7PM (On-demand June 15 – 20). The Script in Hand series will continue in October and December, titles to be announced. For those who participate in the Playhouse’s pre- and post-performance events, including Sunday Symposium, Post-Play Dialogues, Backstage Pass, and LGBT Night Out, plans are in the works to take them online. Free-of-charge events available to the public during the Playhouse’s 2021 Season will include “Cocktails with Mark,” hosted by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director, with guest artists and Playhouse friends; “From Concept to Curtain,” featuring behind-the-scenes interviews about past Playhouse productions, including “Mlima’s Tale” by Lynn Nottage, from 2019, and “Flyin’ West” by Pearl Cleage, from 2018; and “Radio Suspense Theater” in partnership with WSHU Public Radio. Dates will be announced. The free-of-charge events will be available on the Playhouse’s website (westportplayhouse.org), Facebook (Westport Country Playhouse), and YouTube (WestportPlayhouse). For more information, visit westportplayhouse.org.
At The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum – Tim Prentice: After the Mobile
March 29 – October 4, 2021 (Indoor installation) at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield CT – After the Mobile is a two-part solo exhibition by artist Tim Prentice (b. 1930), known for his innovative work in the field of motion in sculpture. Prentice has been a resident of Connecticut since 1975, and After the Mobile marks his first solo museum exhibition since 1999. The exhibition will feature twenty indoor works, five outdoor works, and a video portrait of the artist, presented both in the Museum’s galleries and Sculpture Garden, with the indoor exhibition on view from March 29 to October 4, 2021, and the outdoor installation on view from September 19, 2021 to April 24, 2022. For more and to purchase advance tickets, visit thealdrich.org.
Pictured: Tim Prentice, “Nine Dragons”, 2011. Aluminum and stainless steel, 80 x 25 x 25 feet. The Home Group, 502 Section 2, Tiding Blvd, Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. Courtesy of the artist and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum’s Aldrich Care Box
January 31 – December 31, 2021: Available to loan out to the public from the Museum’s front Desk at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. The Aldrich Care Box is a year-long traveling exhibition unbound to a physical space. A unique collaboration between The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum’s Curatorial and Education Departments, Director of Education Namulen Bayarsaihan and Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart, have commissioned five artists—Ilana Harris-Babou, Clarity Haynes, Athena LaTocha, Curtis Talwst Santiago, and James Allister Sprang—to create a series of objects that examine themes of care, grief, intimacy, and healing through a diverse range of materials, methods, and approaches. The Aldrich Care Boxes will be available for loan out to the public January 31 to December 31, 2021 from The Museum’s Front Desk. For more information, visit thealdrich.org.
Online Articles: Recommended Virtual Tours, Art Podcasts and More
Join the Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman for virtual walking tours throughout New York City – December 2020 and ongoing by Michael Kimmelman, New York Times
After 150 Years, Looking Back at the Metropolitan Museum’s 10 Most Visited Exhibitions
by Hakim Bishara, April 13, 2020 – Hyperallergic
What the Art World’s Past Tells Us about Its Future beyond COVID-19
by Todd Levin, April 9, 2020 – Artsy.net
12 Distinctive Destinations and Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios to Virtually Explore
by Emma Peters, April 7, 2020 – The National Trust for Historic Preservation: SavingPlaces.org
Take a Virtual Tour of New York’s Museum District
by Michael Kimmelman, April 1, 2020 – The New York Times
12 historic sites you can virtually tour from the couch during the coronavirus outbreak
by Drew Jones, March 18, 2020 – The Washington Post
Quarantine Culture: Talks, Museums and Performances to Enjoy From Home
by Ethan Wolff, March 26, 2020 – ThoughtGallery.org
A Virtual Tour of TV cars, a most unusual ‘Madama Butterfly’: Today’s best arts online
by Matt Cooper, March 25, 2020 – Los Angeles Times
What It’s Like to Visit Virtual Galleries as an Art Critic
by Seph Rodney, March 25, 2020 – Hyperallergic.com
World-Class Museums at Your Finger Tips
by Sotheby’s, March 23, 2020 – Sothebys.com
Top Five New York City Virtual Cultural Experiences
by Roger Sands, March 20, 2020 – Forbes
Ten Museums You Can Virtually Visit
by Nadine Daher, March 20, 2020 – Smithsonian Magazine
In the Time of Social Distance, Galleries Go Digital
by Jasmine Weber and Dessane Lopez Cassell, March 20, 2020 – Hyperallergic
Ten Bingeworthy Art Podcasts in the Age of Coronavirus
by Jori Finkel, March 20, 2020 – The New York Times