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
· Historic Hudson Valley’s Sunnyside and Union Church, 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
Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects at Fairfield University Art Museum’s Walsh Gallery
September 18 – December 18, 2021 at Fairfield University Art Museum’s Walsh Gallery at Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT. Carrie Mae Weems is asking probing questions about humanity, about representation, and about power with these photographic and video works. In Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects, Weems focuses on the humanity denied in recent killings of black men, women, and children by police. She directs our attention to the constructed nature of racial identity—specifically, representations that associate black bodies with criminality. Our imaginings have real—often deadly—outcomes. Blocks of color obscure faces just as our assumptions around race obscure individual humanity. Through a formal language of blurred images, color blocks, stated facts, and meditative narration, Weems directs our attention toward the repeated pattern of judicial inaction—the repeated denials and the repeated lack of acknowledgement. For more information, hours and visitor guidelines, visit fairfield.edu/museum.
Pictured: Carrie Mae Weems, “Color Real and Imagined”, 2014, from Blue Notes series, archival pigment print with silkscreened color blocks. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Images courtesy Fairfield University Art Museum
Tim Prentice: After the Mobile Outdoor Installation at The Aldrich
September 19, 2021 – April 24, 2022 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, six 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 information, admission information and visitor guidelines, visit thealdrich.org.
Pictured: Tim Prentice, “Long Yellow Zinger”, 2008. Neoprene, aluminum, stainless steel, 96 feet horizontal. Private Collection.Image courtesy the artist and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
At Flinn Gallery: Not By The Book
September 23 – December 8, 2021 at Flinn Gallery, 2nd Floor Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT – “Not By The Book” is certainly an unexpected title for an art show housed in a library’s gallery. This unusual exhibit at the Flinn Gallery at the Greenwich Library’s ninety-second season features the works of four artists who use books themselves rather than the words written within to express their creative ideas. Shiela Hale builds with books taking her inspiration from nature. Chris Perry regards books as sculptural objects, Andrew Sovjani expands the boundaries of books’ content or physical nature using photography and, engineering to create works that stretch nature’s boundaries, and Erin Walrath transforms recycled books to alter the original print messages into visually expansive new contexts. All rely on different aspects of the physical structure of books as the basis of their artistic endeavors. Pages, covers, bindings and selected contents contribute to the different artists’ expressions in the way words supplied the narratives of the original authors. Curators: Leslee Asch and Kira Albinsky. There will be an opening reception on September 23, 6 – 8pm, and Artist Talks on October 24 and November 14 at 2:00 pm. As per Greenwich Library protocols, masks required. For more and associated programs, visit flinngallery.com.
Pictured: Erin Walrath, “Nothing Is Broken,” book spines, archival glue, bookbinding tape, rope, 17 in. diameter x 10 in. depth, 2018. Image courtesy Flinn Gallery
Norwalk Symphony Orchestra Season Opens with American Trailblazers
September 25, 2021 – May 21, 2022 at Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Norwalk Symphony Orchestra’s Season opens with Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Appalachian Spring Suite, joined by Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, and pieces from two American women composers. Suite of Dances (1951), by Florence Price, the first African-American woman whose work was performed by major symphony orchestras, reintroduces a neglected and important composer and local composer Gwyneth Walker introduces her composition Hints and Tappings from The Light of Three Mornings.
Saturday, September 25, 2021 – 7:30pm – American Trailblazers
Saturday, November 13, 2021 – 7:30pm – Mainly Mozart
Sunday, December 5, 2021 – 1:00 and 5:00 pm – Amahl and the Night Visitors
Sunday, March 20, 2022 – 3:00 pm – Carnival of the Animals
Saturday, April 23, 2022 – 8:00 pm – Jazz with the Brubecks
Saturday, May 21, 2022 – 7:30 pm – Verdi Requiem
Greenwich Symphony announces 2021 – 2022 Season
September 25, 2021 – April 10, 2022, Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm at Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center, 10 Hillside Road, Greenwich, CT. Greenwich Symphony Orchestra returns to the Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center! The first concerts in the series will feature Chee-Yun, violin with Stuart Malina, conductor. Program for September 25-26: Barber, Music for a Scene from Shelley, Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 5
Franck, Symphony in D.
For a welcome message from Conductor Stuart Malina, click here.
September 25 & 26, 2021 – Stuart Malina, Conductor
November 20 &21, 2021 – Martin Majkut, Conductor
January 8 & 9, 2022 – Melisse Brunet, Conductor
February 26 & 27, 2022 – David Lockington, Conductor
April 9 & 10, 2022 – Ransom Wilson, Conductor
Armonk Outdoor Art Show
September 25-26, 2021, 10am-5pm • Rain or Shine at 205 Business Park Drive, Armonk, NY. Armonk Outdoor Art Show returns to the great outdoors with fabulous one-of-a-kind fine art and fine crafts. Come and explore artwork presented by 160 juried artists across every medium. Enjoy family activities and a great selection of food and beverages. Organizers have added safety measures to provide a safe and comfortable environment for volunteers, guests, artists, and sponsors. Masks Required, No Dogs Allowed. All attendees over the age of 2 must wear a mask fully covering their nose and mouth while on Show grounds and on buses. Social Distancing: Wide aisles allow for comfortable browsing. For map and advance tickets, visit armonkoutdoorartshow.org.
59th New York Film Festival Selections at Jacob Burns Film Center
September 27 – 29, 2021 at Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY. From Senior Film Programmer, Andrew Jupin: “We are beyond excited to be partnering with the New York Film Festival and Film at Lincoln Center to bring the JBFC community four selections from the stellar lineup of films at this year’s NYFF. The fall festival season is one of the most electrifying times to work in film exhibition—it’s where we start thinking about the film year ahead and seeing just what we’ll be able to bring you, our audience, in the weeks and months to come. It’s also a big time of year for discovering works from inspiring new artists who we are not yet familiar with, but whose stories we are now lucky enough to see on the Big Screen. Over the course of three days, we’ll bring you two films from the festival’s Main Slate: Joachim Trier’s (Reprise; Oslo, August 31) Cannes darling The Worst Person in the World, and Joanna Hogg’s (Archipelago, The Souvenir) highly anticipated The Souvenir Part II; from the Spotlight section (NYFF’s showcase of the season’s most anticipated films) we’ll show acclaimed Italian director Marco Bellocchio’s (Fists in the Pocket, The Traitor) most personal film to date, Marx Can Wait; and finally, we’ll screen the opening night film from the festival’s Currents section (a slate of contemporary films featuring new and innovative voices), the latest from Maureen Fazendeiro and Miguel Gomes, The Tsugua Diaries.” Reminder: The JBFC will operate at 60% capacity and is vaccinated only for ALL screenings and events. Masks required except while at your seat. For more information and advance tickets, visit burnsfilmcenter.org.
Pound Ridge Library presents Culture Quest with Elizabeth Hand
Wednesday, September 29, 7:00 pm via Zoom – The Pound Ridge Library’s Culture Quest series will feature award-winning author & educator, Elizabeth Hand. Ms. Hand is the bestselling author of sixteen genre-spanning novels and six collections of short fiction and essays. Her work has received multiple Shirley Jackson, World Fantasy, and Nebula Awards, among other honors, and several of her novels have been New York Times and Washington Post Notable Books. Her critically acclaimed novels featuring Cass Neary, “one of literature’s great anti- heroes” [Katherine Dunn] have been compared to those of Patricia Highsmith and are in development for a UK TV series. She is a longtime reviewer, critic, and essayist for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and FSF Magazine, among many others. Much of her work focuses on artists, particularly those outside the mainstream, as well as the world-altering effects of climate change. Her next novel, HOKULOA ROAD, a noir novel set in Hawaii, will be published next year. Ms. Hand grew up in Pound Ridge and her parents still reside here. For more information and to register, visit poundridgelibrary.org.
Photo credit Leslie Howle
At Stamford Museum & Nature Center: Birds in Art
September 4 – October 31, 2021 at Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT. Birds enthrall us with their stunning plumage, amusing antics, and lilting song. Avian art inspires in endlessly novel ways, too, evoking the freedom of flight and the fragility of their earthbound existence. When some of the world’s most talented artists look to birds for inspiration and strive to be among those chosen for the internationally renowned Birds in Art exhibition, the resulting artworks are stunning. The 45th anniversary exhibition of Birds in Art is organized by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI. For more information, visit stamfordmuseum.org.
Pictured: Katie Musolff, “Perpetual Adoration of the Tanager”, 2020. Image courtesy Stamford Museum & Nature Center
At The Aldrich: Adrienne Elise Tarver: The Sun, the Moon, and the Truth
September 8, 2021 to January 2, 2022 at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. The Sun, the Moon, and the Truth is the first solo museum presentation of Brooklyn-based artist Adrienne Elise Tarver (b. 1985) and the second series in The Aldrich’s newly established Aldrich Projects. Exhibited on the Leir Atrium’s Art Wall, Tarver debuts Manifesting Paradise (2020–ongoing), a suite of twenty-two mixed media works on paper based on the Major Arcana (major mysteries), the foundational card set of the centuries-old tarot deck, alongside Weary As I Can Be (2021). The vibrant colors and tropical settings that saturate these compositions—a fixture of her overall practice—aim to reclaim the perceptions of the exoticized, tropical seductress imparted on Black and brown women by Western civilization. For more information, visit thealdrich.org.
Pictured: Adrienne Elise Tarver, “Weary As I Can Be”, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
COMFORT/(DIS)COMFORT at Center for Contemporary Printmaking
September 12 – October 24 at Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Mathews Park, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Over the course of the past year and a half populations across the globe have been made to reconsider themselves and their relationship to others while moving through the day-to-day activities of life in ways never previously considered. Individuals suddenly find themselves choosing between remaining within the isolated space of their own homes or going out into the world and newly considering their own physicality in it and that of the people they encounter. A focus on outward presentation has come about, thoughts of personal precautions and newly developed judgement calls on others rock what had been unremarkable, mundane tasks. Split second calculations based on ever-evolving criteria shape new opinions of passersby, and we now measure occupant density within spaces we used to so casually inhabit. Our experience in the world is being reshaped daily by the level of comfort and discomfort we are now viscerally encountering at each step outside the door of our homes. This exhibition brings together work demonstrating these junctions of unease, the inward and outward expressions of emotional responses to this new relationship with people, how we see ourselves and others, and the convoluted attempts to rationalize that which is irrational or otherwise incomprehensible. For more information and gallery hours, visit contemprints.org.
The Lost Leonardo at Jacob Burns Film Center
September 3 – 23 at Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY. THE LOST LEONARDO is the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million. From the moment the painting is bought for $1175 at a shady New Orleans auction house, and the restorer discovers masterful Renaissance brushstrokes under the heavy varnish of its cheap restoration, the Salvator Mundi’s fate is determined by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power. As its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity: is this painting really by Leonardo da Vinci? Unravelling the hidden agendas of the richest men and most powerful art institutions in the world, THE LOST LEONARDO reveals how vested interests in the Salvator Mundi are of such tremendous power that truth becomes secondary. NOTE: The JBFC is vaccinated only for ALL screenings and events. Masks required. Details here. For more information and screening times at each location, visit burnsfilmcenter.org.
Clay Art Center Presents A Taste of Home
September 1 – October 17, 2021 at Clay Art Center Gallery, 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY. A Taste of Home is a national invitational exhibition, guest curated by Julia Galloway in conjunction with Clay Art Center. The show consists of ceramic cups or drinking vessels that each artist has created reflecting their relationship to the meaning of home, whether presented as a humble but favored object, vehicle of expression, or object of desire. Participating Artists include: Kait Arndt, Posey Bacopoulos, Jill Bell, Jeff Brown, Jeanne Carreau, Heidi Mckay Casto, Maggie Chow, Joanne Colon, Rosanne Ebner, Wendy Eggerman, Vicki Finkel, Liz Gamberg, Deborah Heid, Kevin Hughes, Shari Jacobs, Deborah Jaffe, Madeline Kaczmarczyk, David Kruk, Diana Lawrence, Nicole Lewis, Keok Lim, Wade Macdonald, Sheetal Mehta, Becky Meneely, Claire Micklin, Evelyn Mtika, Andryea Natkin, Sally Ng, Margarita Paz-Pedro, Lori Phillips, Lisa Rogers, Jennifer Rosseter, Susie Rubenstein, Danielle Ruggiero, Elizabeth Ruskin, Shana Salaff, Alexandra Saunders, Roberta Shapiro, Hitomi Shibata, Angela Smith, Mark Talbert, SaraTruman, Ann Tubbs, Liberty Valance, Maggie Valle, Kurt Brian Webb, Jackie Welsh. The opening reception will be on Saturday, September 18, 3 – 5pm. It will be an outdoor reception with people viewing the exhibition in small groups, with an opportunity to meet the artists and hear them speak about their works and their process. For gallery hours and more information, visit clayartcenter.org.
Pictured: Angela Smith, “Vermont Living”, image courtesy Clay Art Center
The Schoolhouse Theater’s Zoom Matinee Series
The Pandemic Players Upcoming ZOOM Matinees
SATURDAY, SEPT 11, 3:00PM (EST) – The Schoolhouse Theater Pandemic Players will be dark to honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
SATURDAY, SEPT 18, 3:00PM (EST) – “Other Peoples Money” by Jerry Sterner
SATURDAY, SEPT 25, 3:00PM (EST) – “Collected Stories” by Donald Margulies
SATURDAY, OCT 2, 3:00PM (EST) – “Tight Five” by Jennifer Downes & John Peña Griswold
SATURDAY, OCT 9, 3:00PM (EST) – ZOOM BENEFIT – Alan Arkin & Robert Klein
SATURDAY, OCT 16, 3:00PM (EST) – “The Gin Game” by D.L. Coblin
SATURDAY, OCT 23, 3:00PM (EST) – “The Madwoman of Chaillot” by Jean Giraudoux
At Edward Hopper House – Caricatures: Edward Hopper, Dan Springer, Michael Witte
August 14 – October 10, 2021 at Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center, 82 North Broadway, Nyack, NY. Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center presents the exhibition Caricatures: Edward Hopper, Dan Springer, Michael Witte, curated by Carole Perry. The show explores the art of caricature through the varied approaches of these three accomplished artists. Edward Hopper’s caricatures were never meant for public viewing. Rather, he took a very personal approach to creating his caricatures, which focus on the complicated relationship he had with his wife, Josephine (Jo) Nivison Hopper. Dan Springer presents his pen and ink caricatures from the 2009 book he illustrated titled “Who Said That?”. Springer’s aim in creating his caricatures is “to cause the viewer to have a deeper connection to the actual person; to tap into their psychology and reveal their innermost emotion and expression.” Michael Witte will present several watercolor caricatures of celebrities he created for various national publications. One of America’s preeminent comic illustrators, Witte is not primarily a caricature artist – but when he does work on a caricature for an assignment, he strives “to create an image that, through exaggeration of essential features, looks even MORE like the subject than a portrait might.” For Witte, his attempts at caricature seek not to ridicule identity through exaggeration, but to capture the essence of identity. For more information, visit edwardhopperhouse.org.
Pictured, left to right: Edward Hopper, “The House that Jo Built”; Dan Springer, “Patti Smith”; Michael Witte, “Spike Lee, Director of ‘Malcolm X’ ” (1992), New York Magazine, Dec. 21-28, 1992. Images courtesy Edward Hopper House
Westport Country Playhouse presents “Of Mice and Men” (2008) in HD
September 13 – 26, Online – Another of Westport Country Playhouse HD video gems from the archives! “Of Mice and Men,” the classic drama by Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, produced at the Playhouse in 2008, will stream on demand from Monday, September 13 through Sunday, September 26. Both productions are directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director. Tickets for streaming individual productions start at $25. Enhance your experience with a free add-on event: Be a part of their talkback, where members of the artistic and production teams will discuss the show and what went into bringing this classic story to life on stage. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit westportplayhouse.org.
Pictured: “Of Mice and Men” (2008) with, L-R, Brian Hutchison, Mark Mineart. Photo by T. Charles Erickson. Image courtesy Westport Country Playhouse
Between the Ground and the Sky at MOCA Westport
August 27 – October 17, 2021 at MoCA Westport, 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT. MOCA Westport and the Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM) announce a new collaboration that will culminate in an exhibition entitled Between the Ground and the Sky. This exhibition will feature photography from the Who Grows Your Food initiative, an intimate photographic journey celebrating the beloved farms and farmers associated with the Westport Farmers’ Market. The centerpiece of the exhibition is more than 50 large-scale photographs, both color and black and white, of local farms by Anne Burmeister and Ashley Skatoff, two local accomplished photographers. The photographs tell a compelling and visually arresting story of the importance of local farms and farmers. The Who Grows Your Food initiative was developed by the Westport Farmers’ Market during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic as a means to educate people on the role that local farmers play in providing food for the community. The exhibition will also include two site-specific installations by Kristyna and Marek Milde, and the natural, organic works of artist Donna Forma. For more information, visit mocawestport.org.
Pictured: Ashley Skatoff, “Lost Ruby Farm, Norfolk, CT”, image courtesy MOCA Westport
Wave Hill and Lehman College Art Gallery present Collaborative Exhibition Eco-Urgency: Now or Never
August 28 – December 5, 2021 at Wave Hill, 4900 Independence Ave, Bronx, NY. Wave Hill, a public garden and cultural center in the Bronx, and Lehman College Art Gallery, City University of New York, are pleased to announce Eco-Urgency: Now or Never, a collaborative exhibition that shows the varied responses artists have to the unfolding ecological crisis. This two-part exhibition opens August 28, 2021, at Wave Hill. Part two opens at Lehman College Art Gallery on December 4. Climate change, pollution, competition for natural resources and food insecurity threaten to overwhelm our planet and make earth uninhabitable. To encourage public engagement and deepen awareness of these issues, the artists in Eco-Urgency: Now or Never rely on research, critical analysis, observation and direct action that manifest as objects, videos, performances and community organizing. There are no easy answers, yet Eco-Urgency: Now or Never distills the current moment so that it can be approached, understood and acted on, provoking conversation and shared ideas. The first part of the collaborative exhibition, Now, brings together artists who are looking at the urgency of the present moment, raising awareness through a holistic approach to understanding our ecological crises, including overlapping social, political and environmental concerns. Or Never, the second part of the project, at Lehman College Art Gallery, is both speculative and reflective, treating our ecological crises as a cycle that repeats itself endlessly. Here, artists examine the resonant patterns of history that have shaped and led us to our current moment alongside possible and causal futures. Unfolding over a period of eight months, the exhibition and related public programs engage in research across multiple seasons. The work of several of the artists in the show will appear in both venues, deepening the connections between the two galleries. Both parts of the exhibition investigate a series of overlapping thematic inquiries that preoccupy artists today. For more information, visit wavehill.org.
Pictured: Rachel Frank, “Thresholds”, 2019. Single-channel HD Video. Courtesy of the artist and Wave Hill
Tickets now on Sale: Historic Hudson Valley’s The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Sunnyside
September 17 – November 21 at Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY and Old Bethpage, NY. The Hudson Valley’s most electrifying fall happening! Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by Historic Hudson Valley’s team of artisans. New for 2021, gawk at the always-impressive New York City skyline’s pumpkin treatment and take a stroll under the sea in our immersive river display. Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed! For Van Cortlandt Manor Blaze tickets, visit hudsonvalley.org. For tickets for Blaze: Long Island, visit pumpkinblaze.org.
October 1 – 31: “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” as you’ve never heard it before – Irving’s ‘Legend’ returns reimagined this fall. Performed for the first time ever outdoors under the stars at Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, master storyteller Jonathan Kruk will cast a spell with dramatic performances of the classic tale. Live music and an appearance from the Headless Horseman himself make this a spooky spectacular experience for all ages. For tickets, visit hudsonvalley.org.
Historic Hudson Valley’s Sunnyside and Union Church open August 6
Opens Friday, August 6 at Sunnyside, the Home of Washington Irving in Irvington, NY and Union Church of Pocantico Hills, NY. Plan for Some Historic Fun: Washington Irving’s Sunnyside and Union Church of Pocantico Hills will be welcoming visitors starting Friday, August 6! At Sunnyside, an outdoor experience allows visitors to enjoy the landscape, designed by Irving himself, and its expansive river views at their leisure. At Union Church, a self-guided tour of Matisse and Chagall’s acclaimed stained-glass windows are sure to inspire awe in anyone who steps inside. At both sites, guides will be available to provide information and answer any questions. Tickets will not be sold on site and capacity is limited, so reserve your time slot today to enjoy these iconic Hudson Valley destinations! For more and tickets, visit hudsonvalley.org.
Pictured: Sunnyside, Home of Washington Irving in Irvington, NY. Photo by Laura Schroeder
A Sense of Place at Heather Gaudio Fine Art
August 14 – September 25, 2021 at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, 66 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT. A Sense of Place features new works by Tegan Brozyna Roberts, Simona Prives and Viviane Rombaldi Seppey. Memory, geography and cultural experiences are underlying themes explored by these three women artists. Through an innovative use of paper, maps, threads, printmaking, collage and projected imagery, the artists in the show create two and three-dimensional objects that express universal notions of belonging and association. Brooklyn-based Tegan Brozyna Roberts combines her background in painting and sculpture with a long family tradition of working with textiles. Roberts’ works are visual manifestations of her personal experiences in urban locations – patterns, colors and hues she encounters and documents in her day-to-day activities. Urban structures and natural environments come together in the work of Simona Prives, a multi-media artist also based in Brooklyn. Prives creates digital and physical collages as well as projections that reference current and historic locations. She reconfigures maps, topographical patterns, construction plans and other imagery to create new visual terrains that are partly recognizable and partially obscured in their nebulous atmospheric compositions. Viviane Rombaldi Seppey hails from Sion, Switzerland, a small town close to the French and Italian borders, and has lived in Asia, Europe and the United States. Recontextualizing maps, phone books and other printed materials to reference the places she has inhabited, Rombaldi Seppey finds new ways to reflect her cultural mobility. For more and gallery hours, visit heathergaudiofineart.com
Pictured: Tegan Brozyna Roberts, “Doldrum III”, 2020, painted paper, thread, wood and nails on wood panel 22 x 18 inches. Image courtesy Heather Gaudio Fine Art
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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