art http://wamc.org en From The Museum To The Dorm Room: Williams Art Loan Program http://wamc.org/post/museum-dorm-room-williams-art-loan-program <p>A new program at <a href="http://www.williams.edu/" target="_blank">Williams College</a> allows students to strip the walls of the campus art museum.&nbsp;</p><p>Carolina Jaramillo is a sophomore studying biology, philosophy and chemistry at Williams College.</p><p>“I can’t say that I came into Williams expecting some opportunity like this,” Jaramillo said. “When I did hear about it, it was very exciting and I jumped at the opportunity to do it.”</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:56:02 +0000 Jim Levulis 85493 at http://wamc.org From The Museum To The Dorm Room: Williams Art Loan Program Ansel Adams And Photo-Secession At The Hyde Collection http://wamc.org/post/ansel-adams-and-photo-secession-hyde-collection <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There is a pair of exciting new exhibits at the </span><a href="http://www.hydecollection.org/‎" style="line-height: 1.5;">Hyde Collection</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Glens Falls, NY. "</span>Ansel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Adams: Early Works" and "Photo-Secession: Painterly Masterworks of Turn-of-the-Century Photography," are on display through April </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the Wood Gallery.</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84500 at http://wamc.org Ansel Adams And Photo-Secession At The Hyde Collection Norman Rockwell Museum Director And CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt http://wamc.org/post/norman-rockwell-museum-director-and-ceo-laurie-norton-moffatt <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nrm.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Norman Rockwell Museum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced big news this week – they have nearly doubled its collection of American illustration art with a new gift from the Famous Artists School of Westport, Connecticut.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84332 at http://wamc.org Norman Rockwell Museum Director And CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt "I Always Loved You" By Robin Oliveira http://wamc.org/post/i-always-loved-you-robin-oliveira <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War to be an artist was going to be easy, but when, after a decade of work, her submission to the Paris Salon is rejected, Mary’s fierce determination wavers. Her father is begging her to return to Philadelphia to find a husband before it is too late, her sister Lydia is falling mysteriously ill, and worse, Mary is beginning to doubt herself. Then one evening a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever. Years later she will learn that he had begged for the introduction, but in that moment their meeting seems a miracle. So begins the defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of relationships.</p><p>In<em> I Always Loved You</em>, <a href="http://www.robinoliveira.com/">Robin Oliveira</a> brilliantly re-creates the irresistible world of Belle Époque Paris, writing with grace and uncommon insight into the passion and foibles of the human heart.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83735 at http://wamc.org "I Always Loved You" By Robin Oliveira Vassar Modfest 2014 http://wamc.org/post/vassar-modfest-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Vassar College’s <a href="http://www.arts.vassar.edu/">Modfest</a>, now in its twelfth year, is a celebration of 20th and 21st century arts with a series of free programs and performances, January 23-February 7, 2014.</p><p>Modfest 2014 is organized by the Vassar College Department of Music in collaboration with the Departments of Art, Chinese and Japanese, Dance, Drama, English, Film, French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Russian Studies, and the programs in Africana Studies, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, and the Vassar College Bookstore.

</p><p>All events are free and open to the public. Modfest Director Adeen Wilson and composer and Professor of Music on the Mary Conover Mellon Chair at Vassar, Richard Wilson join us to tell us more.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 82204 at http://wamc.org Vassar Modfest 2014 "Painting Your Way Out Of A Corner" By Barbara Diane Barry http://wamc.org/post/painting-your-way-out-corner-barbara-diane-barry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Based on author Barbara Diane Barry’s popular course </span><a href="http://www.artforselfdiscovery.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Art for Self-Discovery</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and supported by research in psychology and the science of brain function her book: </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Painting Your Way Out of a Corner</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> guides readers through the process of overcoming blocks and expressing themselves freely in painting.</span></p><p>Through a series of exercises that emphasize improvisation and risk-taking, readers will learn how to quiet their inner critics and strengthen their creativity. The more we learn to play and accept whatever appears on the page, the more we are able to try new things in life.</p><p>Barbara Diane Barry is an artist and art teacher in New York City. Under the educational outreach program at <a href="http://www.symphonyspace.org/home">Symphony Space</a>, she teaches in public schools throughout NYC's five boroughs and gives tours in the city’s finest museums.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82229 at http://wamc.org "Painting Your Way Out Of A Corner" By Barbara Diane Barry "Weather Event" At The NYS Museum http://wamc.org/post/weather-event-nys-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Weather Event</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the </span><a href="http://www.burchfieldpenney.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Burchfield Penney Art Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is now on display at </span><a href="http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The New York State Museum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> through February 23, 2014 in the West Gallery at the </span>NYS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Museum.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/exhibits/special/weather-event.cfm"><em>Weather Event</em></a> focuses on Charles Burchfield’s depictions of the weather south of Lake Erie, where the artist lived for most of his life. Individual weather events are examined through both an artistic and scientific lens.</p><p>The exhibition presents the dramatic and complex natural phenomenon chronicled in more than 50 years of Burchfield's writings, drawings and paintings.</p><p>To tell us more – we welcome Mark Schaming, Director of New York State Museum, Anthony Bannon, Director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and Tullis Johnson, Curator and Manager of Archives at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 80313 at http://wamc.org "Weather Event" At The NYS Museum "American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell" By Deborah Solomon http://wamc.org/post/american-mirror-life-and-art-norman-rockwell-deborah-solomon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a biographer and art critic Deborah Solomon draws on a wealth of unpublished letters and documents to explore the relationship between Rockwell’s despairing personality and his genius for reflecting America’s brightest hopes.</span></p><p>Although derided by critics in his lifetime as a mere illustrator whose work could not compete with that of the Abstract Expressionists and other modern art movements, Rockwell has since attracted a passionate following in the art world.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79549 at http://wamc.org "American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell" By Deborah Solomon "GO: A Kidd's Guide To Graphic Deisgn" http://wamc.org/post/go-kidds-guide-graphic-deisgn <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.chipkidd.com">Chip Kidd</a> is “the closest thing to a rock star” in the design world (USA Today), and in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.GoTheBook.com">Go</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> he explains not just the elements of design, including form, line, color, scale, typography, and more, but most important, how to use those elements in creative ways.</span></p><p>He explains the difference between vertical lines and horizontal lines. The effect of cropping a picture to make it beautiful—or, cropping it even more to make it mysterious and compelling. How different colors signify different moods. The art of typography, including serifs and sans serifs, kerning and leading.</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:40:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78564 at http://wamc.org "GO: A Kidd's Guide To Graphic Deisgn" "Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art" At The Samuel Dorsky Museum http://wamc.org/post/anonymous-contemporary-tibetan-art-samuel-dorsky-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the State University of New York, New Paltz currently presents </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Anonymous</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an exhibition of contemporary Tibetan art featuring over 50 works of painting, sculpture, installation, and video art by 27 artists living in Tibet and in </span>diaspora<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The show will be open through December </span>15th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The exhibition was </span>curated<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by Rachel </span>Perera<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Weingeist<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Senior Advisor to the </span><a href="http://www.sdrubin.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Shelley &amp; Donald Rubin Foundation</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the exhibition is largely drawn from the </span>Rubins’<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> private collection. Rachel joins us now to tell us more.</span></p><p>Next week, The Samuel Dorsky Museum presents <a href="http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/programs/special_events.html">Tibetan Arts Week</a>, a series of public programs and discussions with leading artists and scholars.</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:55:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 76621 at http://wamc.org "Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art" At The Samuel Dorsky Museum