museum http://wamc.org en The Hyde Collection http://wamc.org/post/hyde-collection <p>There is a pair of exciting exhibits at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY. Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows in the Wood Gallery and Emerging from the Shadows: Edward Hopper and his Contemporaries in the Hoopes Gallery. Both are on display through September 14th.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95532 at http://wamc.org The Hyde Collection Big History, Small Museums - Zadock Pratt Museum http://wamc.org/post/big-history-small-museums-zadock-pratt-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Michelle Delaney is the Director of the <a href="http://www.si.edu/Consortia/americanexperience">Smithsonian’s Consortium for Understanding the American Experience</a> and is the author of the observation that the Catskill Region is not only the Birthplace of American Art, but she says growing research shows that it’s also the Cradle of American Art. Delaney will be speaking tomorrow at 1PM at the Pratt Museum in Prattsville.</p><p>Delaney will be giving the Keynote Address for the Pratt Museum’s 2014 Season which is titled: “Big History, Small Museums: Understanding the American Experience through Collaboration.”</p><p><em>The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of D. F. Hasbrouck American Impressionist</em> is the new exhibition at The Pratt Museum. Carolyn Bennett, Museum Director is here to tell us about that and big history of THIS small museum.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94643 at http://wamc.org The Clark: Re-Thought And Re-Opened http://wamc.org/post/clark-re-thought-and-re-opened <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.clarkart.edu">The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute</a> in Williamstown re-opened on the Fourth of July after being closed since March for a major construction project over a decade in the making.</p><p>The Clark houses a noted collection of 18th and 19th century artwork. The $145 million project includes a new building, another building rebuilt and a complete rethinking of the Clark’s 140-acre campus, with three new reflecting pools, 2 miles of hiking paths and more than 1,000 new trees.</p><p>And then there is the amazing art. To tell us more we welcome Clark Director Michael Conforti and senior curator Richard Rand.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94517 at http://wamc.org The Clark: Re-Thought And Re-Opened MASS MoCA Celebrates 15 Years! http://wamc.org/post/mass-moca-celebrates-15-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Saturday, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art – <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a>, will celebrate their <a href="http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=913">15th&nbsp;anniversary</a> of operation in North Adams, MA with a huge blow-out party – and, of course, with an opening reception for a new exhibition, <a href="http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=869"><em>Teresita Fernández: As Above So Below</em></a>.</p><p>There will be dazzling art, live Bhangra funk dance music with house favorite Red Baraat (who will be featured on our show tomorrow), fresh jams from legendary DJ Rekha, pop-up performers you know and love, fun food truck fare, beer and creative cocktails, and a champagne toast.</p><p>Here to tell us more are our pals– MASS MoCA’s Director, Joe Thompson and their Director of Communications, Jodi Joseph.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 18:35:51 +0000 Joe Donahue 91035 at http://wamc.org MASS MoCA Celebrates 15 Years! "All The Raj" At Olana http://wamc.org/post/all-raj-olana <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>All the Raj - Frederic Church and Lockwood de Forest; Painting, Decorating and Collecting at Olana</em>, is a new exhibition featuring oil sketches and decorative arts by landscape painter and 19th century tastemaker Lockwood de Forest. The exhibition will open at <a href="http://www.olana.org">Olana</a>, the historic home and studio of Frederic Church in Hudson, NY this Sunday May 11.</p><p>Lockwood de Forest studied painting with his great-uncle the eminent landscape artist Frederic Church in the 1870s; the exhibition will begin by highlighting sketches showing that the two artists worked side by side at Olana. At that time, Church was busy designing and building the main house, and the young de Forest watched Church draw inspiration from books on Persian and other exotic architecture.</p><p>Here to tell us more are Olana Curator, Evelyn Trebilcock and Dr. Roberta Mayer – a premier authority on de Forest, Dr. Mayer is an art historian and professor at Bucks County Community College.</p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90043 at http://wamc.org "All The Raj" At Olana Scribbling Machines And More: The Art Of Tinkering http://wamc.org/post/scribbling-machines-and-more-art-tinkering <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Brought to you by the <a href="http://www.tinkering.exploratorium.edu/">Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio</a>, <em>The Art of Tinkering </em>is an unprecedented celebration of what it means to tinker: to take things apart, explore tools and materials, and build wondrous, wild art that’s part science and part technology. Join 150+ makers as they share the stories behind their beautiful and bold work—and use the special conductive ink on the cover to do some tinkering yourself!</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89819 at http://wamc.org Scribbling Machines And More: The Art Of Tinkering Darren Waterston's "Filthy Lucre" At MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/darren-waterstons-filthy-lucre-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Painter <a href="http://www.darrenwaterston.com/">Darren Waterston's</a> installation <em>Filthy Lucre</em> is the centerpiece of <em>Uncertain Beauty</em>, his new exhibition at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA (on view through January 2015). It is a contemporary re-imagining of James McNeill Whistler's 1876 decorative masterpiece <em>Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room</em>.</p><p>A soundscape featuring voice and cello composed by the New York-based trio <a href="http://www.hellobetty.com/">BETTY</a> can be heard intermittently through the space, punctuating the silence with hauntingly beautiful reverberations.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 88384 at http://wamc.org Darren Waterston's "Filthy Lucre" At MASS MoCA Hancock Shaker Village http://wamc.org/post/hancock-shaker-village <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The 750-acre <a href="https://www.hancockshakervillage.org/">Hancock Shaker Village</a> operates as a living-history museum open to the public with 20 authentic Shaker buildings, costumed interpreters, rich collections of Shaker furniture and artifacts in rotating exhibits, a full schedule of activities and workshops, a mile-long hiking trail and picnic areas, a Village Store and Village Cafe, and a working farm with extensive gardens and heritage-breed livestock.</p><p>They kick of their busy season this Saturday, April 12th with Baby Animals!</p><p>Shawn Hartley Hancock is the Director of Marketing &amp; Communications at Hancock Shaker Village and she joins along with Shaker Singers - Todd Burdick, Margaret Carlough, Jim Day, Stephanie Guelpa, and Julie Smith.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 87987 at http://wamc.org Hancock Shaker Village Butterflies At miSci http://wamc.org/post/butterflies-misci <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.misci.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">miSci</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is Schenectady NY’s Museum of Innovation and Science. You can escape winter’s seemingly never-ending chill and discover hundreds of brilliantly colored native butterflies at </span>miSci’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> new indoor </span><a href="http://www.misci.org/events/exhibits.php" style="line-height: 1.5;">butterfly house</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> which is open through April </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Dr. Mac Sudduth is miSci’s Executive Director and he joins us to talk about the Butterfly House and other goings-on at miSci.</p><p>We are also joined by Dr. Radislav Potyrailo a Principal Scientist in Chemistry &amp; Chemical Engineering for <a href="http://ge.geglobalresearch.com/">GE Global Research</a>. Tonight, he will be giving a lecture at miSci entitled <a href="http://www.misci.org/events/calendar.php?cmd=email&amp;eventID=399&amp;month=3&amp;year=2014"><em>Learning from Nature: Advancing Technologies from Biomimicry to Biomimetics and to Bioinspiration</em></a>. He’s going to tell us a bit about sensors that were inspired by the iridescent scales of the Morpho butterfly wings.</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85572 at http://wamc.org Butterflies At miSci 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