Along with our Cultural Pursuit member events, this is a select listing of additional recommended area art exhibitions, musical performances, film events, lectures, programs and special events in both Fairfield and Westchester Counties. The list is updated regularly, so please check back for new events and exhibitions. Please note: Some of these events are weather-dependent. Please check with the individual venue when making plans.
Special Events, Programs and Lectures
Saturday, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, 5 – 8pm – Katonah Art Stroll, Downtown Katonah, NY. Learn about local (and not so local) artists, mingle and enjoy food, drinks, music and art. Stop at The Whitlock or KR Cafe for a complimentary glass of wine with your entree, then stroll downtown Katonah Avenue and visit: Offerings Gallery, 59 Katonah Avenue, Oak & Oil, 89 Katonah Avenue, Katonah Art and Frame, 188 Katonah Avenue, Gallarus Art Space, 215 Katonah Avenue, and many other one-of-a kind shops in the area. These events are presented by the Katonah Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Katonah Village Improvement Society, Katonah Museum of Art and Katonah Village Library. The remaining dates this year are August 18, September 15 and October 20. Please note: the Katonah Museum of Art kicks off the Katonah Stroll on August 18th, from 4 – 5:00 pm. For more: katonahchamber.org, katonahvis.org and katonahmuseum.org.
Thursday, July 26, 7:00 – 8:30 pm – The Language of Flavor in Honey: A Guided Sensory Honey Tasting Event at Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. From Red Bee Honey of Weston, Carla Marina Marchese, Italian-trained honey expert, will lead an educational talk and guided tasting of six American honeys paired with local cheese and seasonal produce. Participants will learn about honeybees and their essential pollination services that bring us fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, spices – even coffee, chocolate, and blue jeans! Learn how honeybees make this liquid gold we call honey, how terroir and nectar source determines a honey’s color, aroma, and flavor while engaging your senses to pick out aromas and flavors in each varietal honey. This is truly a unique honey lover’s experience! Carla Marina is a member of the Italian National Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey, where she received her formal training, and the author of The Honey Connoisseur. Note: Advance reservations required: $50 Members, $65 non-members. Limited to 30 people, reservations here: brucemuseum.org.
Saturday, August 18, 2018 – 2nd Annual Scottish Tattoo at Schoolhouse Theater and Arts Center at Croton Falls, 3 Owens Road, North Salem, NY. Thane (Lord) Francis Corcoran and his wife Susan and Presiding Officer Col. (Ret.) Norman B.Hathaway of the 78 Fraser Highlanders for Canada and Scotland invite you to join them at The Schoolhouse Theater on Saturday, August 18 for a great party featuring: Music, Comedy, Scottish Dancing, Delicious Foods – all with a Scottish Flair…plus: Flights of Whiskey, Wine, Brew and Camaraderie for the Lads and Lassies! Un-leash your inner plaid with festive attire or wear your kilt and don your dancing shoes – a fun time awaits! This fundraiser is crucial to helping The Schoolhouse continue to bring you year round plays, comedy, music, art, poetry slams and special programming for your pleasure and entertainment. Tickets are limited. For more: schoolhousetheater.com.
Tuesday, July 24, 7:30 pm – French Cinematheque at The Avon Theatre: Let the Sunshine In, 272 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT. Co-presented by Focus on French Cinema, Post-film discussion hosted by Joe Meyers of the CT Post. Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis. Isabelle (Binoche) is a divorced Parisian painter searching for another shot at love, but refusing to settle for the parade of flawed men who drift in and out of her life. There’s a caddish banker (Xavier Beauvois) who, like many of her lovers, happens to be married; a handsome actor (Nicolas Duvauchelle) who’s working through his own hang-ups; and a sensitive fellow artist (Alex Descas) who’s skittish about commitment. What reads like a standard romantic comedy premise is transformed, in the hands of master filmmaker Denis, into something altogether deeper, more poignant, and perceptive about the mysteries of love. For more: avontheatre.org.
July 8 – August 23 – Sounds of Summer Film Series at Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY. Alongside terrific new films, the Jacob Burns Film Center has greatly expanded their slate of classic music films. Sounds of Summer features the music of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Ruben Blades, Itzhak Perlman, The Talking Heads, Grace Jones, Chavela Vargas, Neil Young and more. Thanks to their partnership with WFUV 90.7 public radio, legendary DJs Rita Houston and Dennis Elsas as special guests will explore the musical legacies of two listener favorites: The Avett Brothers, and the Rolling Stones’ guitar guru Keith Richards. For full schedule and tickets: burnsfilmcenter.org
July 12, 19 and 26, 8:30 pm – WICCNY (Westchester Italian Cultural Center) Presents: Cinema Sotto Le Stelle Outdoor Italian Film Festival at Depot Square, Tuckahoe, NY. July 12: La Prima Cosa Bella (First Beautiful Thing) – Follow the story of a teacher, Bruno, who finds himself aside his estranged mother on her deathbed. Expertly done flashbacks will take you through the times when everything in his family went wrong. July 19: Pranzo di Ferragosto (The Mid-August Lunch) – Gianni is an affable bachelor who still lives at home with his elderly mother. He has coasted through life with no complaints, but has failed to be able to pay the bills. His landlord, Alfonso, has had enough and makes Gianni an offer – take care of his mother while he goes on vacation. Gianni then finds himself trying to stay afloat while taking care of multiple women. July 26: The Salt of Life – This second film from director and actor, Gianni Di Gregorio, allows you to follow the story of Gianni, who feels he has become invisible to those around him. Since his retirement is not turning out to be what he had hoped for, he sets out on a journey to find more in life. Please bring your own chair, rain or shine. For more: wiccny.org.
New Releases and Film Series at Avon Theatre Film Center, 272 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT. The Avon Theatre features the best of independent, world and documentary films, foreign and Hollywood classics and educational programming that enhances the cultural richness of the downtown Stamford community. Itself a 1939 historic landmark, provides a forum for in-person, community dialogue with directors, actors and other luminaries in a vibrant “Main Street America” setting. Series include: French Cinematheque, Documentary Night, Discover Indian Cinema, Cult Classics, and other special events and film series for members and the public. February 3 – March 4 – 2018 Oscar Nominated Film Festival – Including Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live action, Animated, Documentary and Feature films. For more information: avontheatre.org.
New Releases and Film Series at Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY. Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a nonprofit five-screen cinema and education center located in Pleasantville, NY. One of the most successful suburban art houses in the country, they celebrate film as a vehicle for entertainment, education, and inspiration. With their films, events, community screenings, visiting artists, and special guests, they strive to further their nonprofit mission, spark dialogue and encourage an acceptance of a diversity of perspectives among their theatergoers and the community—something they started when they opened their doors in 2001. Film series include: Sounds of Summer: Music Films, Old and New (July 8 – August 23), Oscilloscope at 10 (Aug 27 – 30), Ongoing Series Film to Table; Life on the Stage: Conversation & Film; Remix: The Black Experience in Film, Media and Art; Senior Afternoon Cinema; World Stage on Screen; Global Watch: Crisis and Social Action and Retro Revival. For more information: burnsfilmcenter.org.
The Bedford Playhouse, 633 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY. After over three years of fundraising, planning, and construction, Bedford Playhouse opened its doors to its 167-seat Main Theater, the largest of its three theaters, on Memorial Day Weekend. Home of the Clive Davis Arts Center, the new Playhouse will be a vibrant cultural and social destination featuring outstanding films, arts-related programming and educational offerings — as well as a fun, welcoming place to socialize. It will be a special place where culture and community come together every day. For more: bedfordplayhouse.org.
Theater and Performing Arts
July 19 – 28 – Shakespeare’s The Tempest, presented by LawnChair Theatre and Rye Arts Center with performances in Rye City, Chappaqua, Rye Brook, New Rochelle and Port Chester, NY. Westchester’s traveling Shakespeare company, LawnChair Theatre, is back for its 13th season with Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest . Under the auspices of the Rye Arts Center, and directed by LawnChair veteran Julie Thaxter-Gourlay, this classic comedy will be performed outdoors in parks in Rye City, Chappaqua, Rye Brook, New Rochelle, and Port Chester from July 19th to July 28th. All performances begin at 6:30 PM. Suggested donation: Adults – $20 / Seniors & Students – $10. Bring a picnic and your favorite lawn chair or blanket. Venues and dates are as follows: Thursday, July 19 Village Green, Rye City; Friday, July 20 Recreation Field, Chappaqua; Saturday, July 21 Pine Ridge Park, Rye Brook; Sunday, July 22 Hudson Park, New Rochelle; Thursday, July 26 Lyon Park, Port Chester; Friday, July 27 Rye Town Park, Rye; Saturday, July 28 Rye Town Park, Rye. For more information: lawnchairtheatre.org.
July 6 – August 18 – 2018 Summer Amphitheater Series at Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY. The Hudson River Museum is pleased to announce the 2018 Summer Amphitheater Series, with a dynamic mix of performances on Friday and Saturday evenings from July 6 – August 18. Now in its sixth year, this diverse selection of entertainment includes contemporary and traditional music, dance, drama, and magic, such as the Afro-Peruvian Ensemble—a perennial favorite— the Dynamic Rockers, NY Neo-Futurists, and Magic & Mind Reading with Benjamin Levy. The Museum continues its partnership with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, who will perform Hamlet and The Sea-Maids Music. All performances are FREE and begin at 8pm, with doors open at 7pm. For more: hrm.org.
June 7 – September 3, 2018 – Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, in residence at Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY. Powerful personalities take the stage this season under Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s open air Theater Tent at Boscobel. Pack a picnic and share an unforgettable evening of outdoor theater as Richard II, The Taming of the Shrew, David Farr’s The Heart of Robin Hood, and more run in rotating repertory all summer long! Take advantage of Senior, Student, Child, Military, and Veteran discounts Sunday – Friday throughout the season. Tickets starting from just $10. Click here for What’s Playing and Calendar & Tickets. Photo by Phil Bulla, courtesy of Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. For more: hvshakespeare.org.
May 29 – December 22 – 2018 Season at Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT. This year the Playhouse breaks new ground with the first world-premiere production incubated by their New Works Circle Initiative. They will also present two comedies — one modern and one classic; a thrilling drama of sisterhood and perseverance; plus the iconic American musical, Man of La Mancha. The Playhouse’s 2018 Season, from May 29 through November 17, features five plays: “Flyin’ West,” playing May 29 – June 16; “A Flea in Her Ear” is scheduled July 10 – 28; “The Understudy,” will run August 14 – September 1; “Man of La Mancha” will be staged September 25 – October 13; and “Thousand Pines” playing October 30 – November 17. For more: westportplayhouse.org.
Saturday, July 21, 12 – 6pm (Day Festival) and 8:00pm (Headliner) – Caramoor Jazz Festival Presented in Collaboration with Lincoln Center, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY. Now in its 4th year in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, Caramoor’s annual Jazz Festival is back with exceptional talent and music for you to enjoy throughout the stunning gardens and historical venues within Caramoor. Experience a full day of jazz, interactive activities for the kids, and evening headliner and five-time Grammy winner, Dianne Reeves. The grounds open at 11:00 am, the performances start at 12:00 noon, and continue through the afternoon, until 6pm. There are food and drink offerings available throughout the day and prior to the evening performance in the Venetian Theater, at 8:00pm. For more: caramoor.org
June 24 – September 18 (Select Tuesdays), 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Sounds of Liberty Square presented by Norwalk 2.0 at Constitution Park, 182 Liberty Square, Norwalk, CT. July 24th brings two fantastic acts, Glenn Roth and Belle of the Fall to one of the coolest stages in Norwalk. The Pink Containers is quickly becoming the showcase for musicians to launch new original songs and albums. Bring your chair or blanket and grab a seat on the hill as our third concert brings classic guitar and folk music to Liberty Square. Located at the foot of the Stroffolino Bridge in Constitution Park, parking is available all around the park, whether it is Veteran’s Park, the Imax Lot, or on the street in SoNo. Grab dinner before or after, and be sure to take a stroll along the harbor and experience the waterfront. Featuring (all Tuesdays) – 7/24: Glenn Roth, Belle of the Fall; 8/14: A Surfin’ Beach Party with The Clams; 8/28: Jake and the Lowdown, James Mauri & the Black River Stones; and 9/18: Songwriter Circle with Sean Ryan, Kate Callahan-(CT State Troubadour), Seth Adam. For more: norwalk2.org.
June 24 – September 2 – The Levitt Pavilion Summer 2018 Season – The Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jesup Road, Westport, CT. The Levitt Pavilion produces one of the largest and longest-running free outdoor festivals in the nation, with their signature “50+ Free Nights under the Stars” including a vibrant range of performing arts, featuring music, dance, theatre, comedy, film – and more. Programming features world-class artists from all over the country, the county and the globe, including RiverSwing, and the acclaimed Melissa & Doug® Children’s Series. In addition, there is pre- and post-season programming, including a selection of “Stars-on-Tour” and Gala ticketed events to help underwrite the cost of their free programming and operations. For more: levittpavilion.com.
June 20 – August 29 – Jazz Forum Arts Summer Music Series in Dobbs Ferry, Tarrytown, Ossining and Sleepy Hollow. Jazz Forum Arts, with the generous support of community sponsors, presents their summer concert season in cities along the Hudson River. The Dobbs Ferry Series is June 20 – August 29, Sunset Jazz at Lyndhurst is from July 5 – August 23 (pictured), Jazz at Pierson Park in Tarrytown is from July 6 – August 24, Jazz at Henry Gourdine Park at the Ossining Riverfront is from July 9 – August 20 and Jazz at Horan’s Landing Park in Sleepy Hollow are 4 Tuesdays in August. To learn more and download their brochure, visit jazzforumarts.org.
June 27 – August 2, 6:30 pm – Stamford Downtown Summer Concert Series: Wednesday Nite Live and Alive@Five, Columbus Park, Main Street and Washington Blvd, Stamford CT – Every summer, Stamford Downtown plans two summer concert series, which are weekly from late June through early August, both in Columbus Park in the heart of downtown. Wednesday Nite Live is an outdoor summer concert series with live music from various genres on Wednesdays from 6/27 – August 1 at 6:30pm. This year, Wednesday Nite Live features The O’Jays (6/27), Joe Jackson (6/11), Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish’s Rascals (7/18), Dennis De Young: Music of STYX (7/25), and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (8/1). Alive at Five features live music from national and regional headliners, which attracts after work crowds. This year, Alive at Five features Gavin DeGraw (6/28), Sean Kingston and Sammy Adams (7/12), Gin Blossoms, Tonic and Vertical Horizon (7/19), Lifehouse (7/26) and Neon Trees (8/2). Ages 21 +. For more: stamford-downtown.com.
June 27 – August 31 – Summer Sounds Concert Series at Hudson Park, 1 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle, NY. This year New Rochelle Council on the Arts will present 14 live concerts on the historic band shell stage at Hudson Park – 10 Wednesdays and 4 Fridays – from June 27th to August 31st, including “Sunday Afternoon in the Park with Shakespeare” on July 22nd when the LawnChair Theatre Company will present “The Tempest.” as well as New Rochelle Opera on August 1 and New Rochelle Jazz Orchestra on August 31. These concerts are free to the public. For more: newrochellearts.org.
June 16 – July 29 – 2018 Summer Season at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY. Spring is already in the air at Caramoor, as Westchester’s bucolic cultural mecca looks forward to its 73rd summer season (June 16-July 29), laying the groundwork for a revitalized future in 2018 even while continuing to present many audience favorites. Seven weeks of summer programming for all ages, presented in an idyllic pastoral setting made for musical performance, comprise Baroque and Classical opera, new music from 22 living composers including two world premieres, orchestral concerts, chamber music, day-long Jazz and American Roots festivals, world music, increased family programming, and an ongoing commitment to sound artworkdispersed throughout Caramoor’s 90-acre estate. For more: caramoor.org.
Jazz Forum Club, 1 Dixon Lane, Tarrytown, NY. On June 9th, 2017 Mark Morganelli and his wife, Ellen Prior opened the Jazz Forum as the only dedicated Jazz club in Westchester County, New York. This 90-seat weekend-only live music venue is an intimate listening room with a warm and welcoming mood, affordable ticket prices and clear sightlines from all seats. It has been presenting internationally renowned and master musicians. The club presents headliner Jazz artists on Friday and Saturday nights, Brazilian groups on Sundays afternoons, top-notch Jazz groups on Sunday nights, and monthly jam sessions. With a Steinway grand piano, hand-crafted walnut bar, informal dinner and full bar menu, separate lounge and pool room, and contemporary art gallery, the club has been an astonishing success. It is now the affordable alternative to NYC clubs for music lovers from New Jersey, Rockland County, Connecticut as well as across Westchester as a “wonderful new addition to the New York area Jazz scene.” For more: jazzforumarts.org.
May 19 – November 11 and 25, 2018 – Indicators: Artists on Climage Change (5/19 – 11/11) and Outlooks: Elaine Cameron-Weir (5/19 – 11/25) at Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY. Indicators: Artists on Climate Change uses Storm King’s Museum Building and 500-acre site as platforms for seventeen contemporary artists to present work that engages with some of the many challenges—scientific, cultural, personal, psychological—that climate change has brought to humankind. Several artists draw inspiration from Storm King’s landscape and local ecosystem to speak to broader issues impacting the environment, global climate trends, and human ways of life. Outlooks, now in its sixth year, is an exhibition series that invites one emerging or mid-career artist to engage with Storm King’s landscape and history and create a new, site-specific work to be installed on-site for a single season. The work by this year’s artist, Elaine Cameron-Weir, is the result of both associative thinking and a research-driven artistic process. While each element suggests a kind of real-world functionality, when viewed in the context of Storm King’s collection they also ask to be seen for their similarity to large-scale abstract sculpture. In addition to these exhibitions, there are programs, concerts and performances throughout the season. For more: stormking.org.
July 14 – August 25, 2018 – 68th Annual Art of the Northeast at Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT. Silvermine Arts Center has announced the finalists in the 68th annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition, Silvermine’s signature show, which is open to artists from Maine to Washington D.C. Patricia Hickson, Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum, served as the 2018 curator. The community is invited to the opening reception and awards presentation at the Silvermine Galleries on Sat., July 14 from 6 to 8 pm. For more: silvermineart.org.
July 1 – October 14, 2018 – Brand New and Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s at Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY. Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s is the largest museum exhibition to showcase Alex Katz’s (b. 1927) innovative portraits, landscapes and still lifes from this pioneering period. Organized by the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine, in close collaboration with Katz, this presentation explores the first decade of the artist’s career, a period characterized by fierce experimentation from which his signature brightly colored figurative paintings emerged. The exhibition’s title derives from Katz’s early manifesto announcing his intentions to invigorate traditional artistic subject matter. Creating work at a time when abstract painting dominated the art scene, Katz forged an ingenious way to wed abstraction with recognizable imagery by paring down his compositions to their most fundamental elements. In retrospect, these works prefigured the subsequent development of Pop Art. For more: neuberger.org.
July 1 – 29, 2018 – SIGNAL Tri-State Juried Exhibition at Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY. Launched in 1992, the Tri-State Juried Exhibition is a triennial exhibition through which the KMA celebrates area artists as part of the Museum’s commitment to fostering creative thinking in its community. This year’s show, entitled SIGNAL, is juried by Lumi Tan, Curator at The Kitchen, one of New York City’s oldest and best-known nonprofit spaces showing innovative work by emerging and established artists across disciplines. SIGNAL will feature works in media ranging from painting, photography, and sculpture to video, mixed media, and works on paper. For more: katonahmuseum.org.
June 28 – September 8, 2018 – Burn Baby Burn at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, 66 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT. Burn Baby Burn is a group exhibition featuring works by Kathleen Kucka, Dennis Lee Mitchell and Jay McCafferty. Using counterintuitive approaches to art making, the artists in this exhibition expose their materials and work to smoke, soot and flames. Their process-driven techniques incorporate smoldering devices and scorching (methods typically associated with destruction), making for unconventional contemplative paintings and drawings that invite the viewer’s sustained attention. For more: heathergaudiofineart.com.
June 23 – October 21, 2018 – Expressionism in Print: The Early Works of Richard Haas, 1957 – 64 at Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. Richard Haas’s expansive oeuvre is predominantly marked by trompe l’oeil murals and detailed renderings of New York City’s architecture. But before he began recording urban landscapes, Haas sought inspiration from German Expressionist printmakers and Abstract Expressionist painters. Included in the exhibition are prints produced between 1957 and 1964—a seven-year period that, in many ways, encapsulates the artist’s graphic evolution. While attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a city heavily settled by German immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries, Haas began studying German Expressionism. Informed by the emotive woodcuts of Emil Nolde, Max Beckmann, and Erich Heckel, Haas’s large-scale prints include abstract portraits of European artists and great thinkers. For more: brucemuseum.org.
June 14 – August 11, 2018 – Vivian Maier Revealed: Selections from the Archives at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, 37 Popham Road, Scarsdale – This exhibition features a selection of over 30 black and white photographs by American street photographer Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009). It is the first exhibition of Maier’s photography in Westchester County. Unknown during her lifetime, Maier worked as a full-time nanny while pursuing her photography consistently over five decades. Her black and white photographs-mostly from the 50s and 60s-are indelible images of the architecture and street life of Chicago and New York. Always with a Rolleiflex around her neck, she rarely took more than one frame of each image and concentrated on children, women, the elderly, and indigent. She also turned the camera on herself in striking self-portraits. There will be a Gallery Talk led by Madelyn Jordon on Thursday, June 28th from 6-8 p.m. and a free screening of the 2015 Oscar nominated documentary FINDING VIVIAN MAIER on Thursday, July 12th from 7-9 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. For more: madelynjordonfineart.com.
June 8 – October, 2018 – Rick Shaefer prints at Eleish Van Breems, 22 Railroad Place, Westport, CT – Now on view at Eleish Van Breems in Westport: Limited-edition, signed prints by Rick Shaefer for many of the large-scale pieces he has done over the years. These allow people interested in the original art to acquire less expensive versions that also offer sizes that may be more manageable for many situations. About Eleish Van Breems: Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems are known for imparting their inviting aesthetic into homes ranging from rustic back country retreats to larger estate properties and city apartments. To achieve each client’s vision they work with the finest artisans, builders and workrooms on both sides of the Atlantic and are known for their expertise in the layering of textures and soothing use of colors. The designers are totally focused on creating spaces that are highly livable and that are always personal and inspiring to their clients. Photo courtesy of Rick Shaefer. For more: evbantiques.com and rickshaefer.com.
June 3 – August 26, 2018 – 6th Biennial FOOTPRINT International Exhibition 2018 at Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Mathews Park, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. FOOTPRINT 2018 is an opportunity for the presentation of current trends and innovations in contemporary printmaking within the boundaries of the one square foot (12” x 12”) configuration. This year’s Juror, Susan Tallman, Editor-in-Chief at Art in Print and Adjunct Associate Professor Art History, Theory and Criticism at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, reviewed 319 prints from 166 artists representing eighteen countries. Tallman selected eighty three works from eighty three artists representing twenty three states and thirteen countries. For more: contemprints.org.
June 2 – September 2, 2018 – National Geographic Photo Ark: Joel Sartore at Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. The National Geographic Photo Ark, led by photographer Joel Sartore, is a multiyear effort to document every species living in wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts. With ingenuity and wit, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore has captured portraits of more than 6,000 creatures in 40 countries to date. Many of the animals live in the world’s zoos and aquariums, institutions dedicated to preserving and caring for species of all kinds. This exhibition features many iconic images and allows visitors to follow Sartore around the world on this exciting and important project. Each exhibition will feature large-format prints, as well as a grid of many more images to highlight the range of species in the Photo Ark. For more: brucemuseum.org.
June 1 – September 24, 2018 – Becoming Tiffany: From Hudson Valley Painter to Gilded Age Tastemaker at Lyndhurst, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY. A groundbreaking new exhibition of works by legendary artist Louis Comfort Tiffany will fill the Lyndhurst Mansion and gallery this summer. Charting the development of Tiffany’s career from the 1870s through the early 1900s, the display features more than 50 pieces, focusing primarily on early and rarely-exhibited works. The exhibit includes glass and mosaics from the Haworth Collection in Accrington, England, the home town of Tiffany’s glass foreman, rare textiles from the Mark Twain House, rarely seen early paintings from the Brooklyn and Nassau County Museums and furniture and decorative arts from the Driehaus and other notable private collections. For more: lyndhurst.org.
June 1 – September 9, 2018 – Force Field: Drawings by Christine Hiebert and riverthatflowsbothways by Ellen Kozak and Scott D. Miller at Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY. The Hudson River Museum’s summer exhibitions feature works by contemporary artists who explore the landscape and the river to create evocative works of art that are keenly attuned to the environment around them. In Force Field: Drawings by Christine Hiebert, Brooklyn-based artist Christine Hiebert investigates the nature and language of line and how different types of marks relate to one another and energize a blank field. riverthatflowsbothways, a video installation by artist Ellen Kozak and composer Scott D. Miller, takes its name from the translation of the Lenape word for the Hudson River. Kozak asserts the primacy of the river as a site of aesthetic and environmental concerns. For more: hrm.org.
May 20 – September 23, 2018 and January 13, 2019 – The Domestic Plane and Analia Segal: contra la pared at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. The Domestic Plane(May 20 – January 13, 2019) is a meta-group exhibition divided into five chapter exhibitions, organized by five curators, and including more than seventy artists that will feature tabletop art objects from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Analia Segal: contra la pared(May 20 – September 23) is a solo exhibition of the artist’s recent work that expands her interrogation of the boundaries between art, design, and architecture intertwining the conceptual, aesthetic, and functional nature of objects that inhabit our domestic environments. Pictured, Double Cherry by Genesis Belanger, from Objects Like Us, from The Domestic Plane: Genesis Belanger, Double Cherry, 2017. For more: aldrichart.org.
May 8 – July 28, 2018 – ArtsW Triennial 2018 at ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, White Plains, NY. The Hudson River Valley has long been a source of inspiration to artists and a hub of creative activity. The ArtsWestchester Triennial showcases the vanguard of the region’s arts community, offering a snapshot of what’s now and what’s new in contemporary visual art. This year’s inaugural Triennial will coincide with the celebration of ArtsWestchester’s 20th year in its historic downtown White Plains building. The once-every-three-years art event will become a mainstay of ArtsWestchester’s exhibition programming. Artists include: Natalia Arbelaez, Michael Barraco, Michael Brown, Gary Burnley, Peter Bynum, Karlos Cárcamo, Eric Gottesman, Carole Kunstadt, Barry Mason, Nancy Nikkal, Lotte Petricone, Stephen Schaum, Pamela J. Wallace, Mansheng Wang and Jayoung Yoon. For more: artswestchester.org.
May 3 – August 12, 2018 – Personal Effect: Works from the Collections of Philip Johnson and David Whitney at the Painting Gallery at The Glass House. The Glass House Visitor Center, 99 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT. The Glass House is pleased to present Personal Effect: Works from the Collections of Philip Johnson and David Whitney, curated by Hilary Lewis, this spring in their Painting Gallery. The array of work gives a sense of the collecting habits of the couple, together since 1960 and only separated by their deaths in 2005, who formed close bonds with many of the seminal figures of 20th-century art. The smaller works, presented in the entrance foyer of the gallery, in some cases have dimensions less than a standard piece of paper and thus have a precious and intimate quality. On display will also be major works from the permanent collection, some of which have not been formally exhibited at the Glass House in years, including the 1972 nine-image portrait of Philip Johnson by Andy Warhol. Also on display will be works by Robert Rauschenburg, Frank Stella, Kazimir Malevich, among others. For more: glasshouse.org.
April 14 – November 11, 2018 – Wild Bees: Photographs by Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman at Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. The exhibition Wild Bees features exquisite color photographs of native bees in their natural habitats, along with an exploration of their varied lifestyles. The photographs are part of an ongoing wild bee project undertaken by photojournalist and writer Paula Sharp and nature photographer Ross Eatman, who began documenting wild bees inhabiting New York’s Rockefeller State Park Preserve and neighboring Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in 2014. Their lenses capture in beautiful detail the tremendous variety of shapes, colors and sizes of the insects. The essential role bees play in our planet’s health also comes into view. For more information: brucemuseum.org.
Through December, 2018 – Between I & Thou at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 1701 Main Street, Peekskill, NY. Between I & Thou includes artists from many different areas of the globe, exploring interconnections between the personal, cultural, religious and national. The works reflect the human need to tell the story of self and society, offering a rich conversation about the sameness and differentness among us. There is an emphasis on the inclusion of senior artists whose works cogently reflect lives lived across significant changes in history. Featured Artists: Cristina Alvarez-Arnold • Laura Battle • Peter Bynum • Orly Cogan • Leonardo Drew • Camille Eskell •Kristján Gudmundsson • Erika Harrsch • Meg Hitchcock • Chris Jones • Remy Jungerman • Barbara Korman • Cal Lane • Katherine Mangiardi • Todd Murphy • Brigitte Nahon • Susan Obrant • Jong Oh • Margaret Loy Pula • Liz Quisgard • Raquel Rabinovich • Asya Reznikov • Faith Ringgold • Aminah Robinson (Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson) • Antonio Santin • Yardena Donig Youner • Jayoung Yoon • Judith Zabar. For more: hvcca.org.
FAIRFIELD WESTCHESTER MUSEUM ALLIANCE: Established in 2009 to help promote the rich and diverse offerings of eight cultural institutions in Fairfield, Westchester, and the Bronx, the Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance continues to give local families and visitors the opportunity to enjoy eight great museums for the price of one. The eight FWMA member institutions are: Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield, CT); Barnum Museum (Bridgeport, CT); Bruce Museum (Greenwich, CT); Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, NY); Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (Peekskill, NY); Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY); Neuberger Museum of Art (Purchase, NY); and Wave Hill (Bronx, NY). Become a member at any of these participating organizations and get free admission at eight neighboring institutions, from the Bronx to Bridgeport. Visitors who are not members of an FWMA organization can request a free same-day pass to all FWMA museums when paying admission at any one of the eight institutions.