new york state museum http://wamc.org en Rare Recording Of MLK Speech Found http://wamc.org/post/rare-recording-mlk-speech-found <p>The New York State Museum in Albany is celebrating an important find on this Martin Luther King Day — a recording of a 1962 speech by the civil rights leader that hadn’t been heard since it was delivered in New York City. The museum received a reel-to-reel tape of the speech celebrating the 100<sup> </sup>anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in the late 1970’s, but didn’t hear it until this past November. Museum director Mark Schaming says it’s a landmark moment for the museum. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:45:34 +0000 Ian Pickus 82197 at http://wamc.org Rare Recording Of MLK Speech Found "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 Jay Ungar and Molly Mason To Perform Music Of The Civil War http://wamc.org/post/jay-ungar-and-molly-mason-perform-music-civil-war <p>On Saturday, September 21st, nationally acclaimed folk musicians Jay Ungar &amp; Molly Mason and Kim &amp; Reggie Harris will perform at Tenting Tonight: Music of the Civil War, a concert event part of the New York State Museum exhibit An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State and the Civil War.</p><p>WAMC's Lucas Willard recently spoke with Jay and Molly about the exhibit and upcoming performance.</p><p></p><p><br>The concert will be performed at the Clark Auditorium at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.</p><p>The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m.</p> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 17:11:58 +0000 Lucas Willard 74136 at http://wamc.org Jay Ungar and Molly Mason To Perform Music Of The Civil War 3rd Annual Capital Region CANstruction at The NYS Museum - "CAN You Imagine?" http://wamc.org/post/3rd-annual-capital-region-canstruction-nys-museum-can-you-imagine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This year is the third annual <a href="http://www.capitalregioncanstruction.com/">Capital Region CANstruction</a> event and involves 10 teams challenged with building structures that would fit the Capital Region Canstruction 2013 theme of “Can You Imagine?”</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 60911 at http://wamc.org 3rd Annual Capital Region CANstruction at The NYS Museum - "CAN You Imagine?" 22nd Annual New York in Bloom fundraiser at The New York State Museum http://wamc.org/post/22nd-annual-new-york-bloom-fundraiser-new-york-state-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>22nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Annual </span><a href="http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/programs/nybloom/" style="line-height: 1.5;">New York in Bloom</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> takes place this weekend at The New York State Museum in Albany, New York. The event is a fundraiser benefiting the Museum’s educational programs for children.</span></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58282 at http://wamc.org 22nd Annual New York in Bloom fundraiser at The New York State Museum "Gordon Parks: 100 Moments" at The New York State Museum http://wamc.org/post/gordon-parks-100-moments-new-york-state-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new exhibition celebrating the </span>100th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> birthday of world-renowned photographer Gordon Parks opens on Saturday at the </span><a href="http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;">New York State Museum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/exhibits/special/GordonParks.cfm"><em>Gordon Parks: 100 Moments</em></a> showcases six decades of Parks’ photographs, including numerous never-before-seen images and Parks’ most famous photo, “American Gothic, Washington, D.C”. On display at the State Museum through May 19, 2013, the stunning visual collection is organized by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.</p><p>Director of the NY State Museum, Mark Schaming, joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56408 at http://wamc.org "Gordon Parks: 100 Moments" at The New York State Museum The First Step to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation http://wamc.org/post/first-step-freedom-abraham-lincoln-s-preliminary-emancipation-proclamation <p></p><p>The preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, a document that put in motion the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, will have a temporary home in the New York State Capital for two days.</p><p>The four-page draft of the document, handwritten by Abraham Lincoln, will be on display at the New York State Museum. The exhibition offers an unprecedented display of the only surviving version of the document in Lincoln’s handwriting and includes historical background and interpretation of the document.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51538 at http://wamc.org The First Step to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation