museum en Darren Waterston's "Filthy Lucre" At 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="">Darren Waterston's</a> installation <em>Filthy Lucre</em> is the centerpiece of <em>Uncertain Beauty</em>, his new exhibition at <a href="">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="">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 Darren Waterston's "Filthy Lucre" At MASS MoCA 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="">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 Hancock Shaker Village Butterflies At miSci <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="" 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="" 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="">GE Global Research</a>. Tonight, he will be giving a lecture at miSci entitled <a href=";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 Butterflies At miSci Ansel Adams And Photo-Secession At The 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="‎" 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 Ansel Adams And Photo-Secession At The Hyde Collection Norman Rockwell Museum Director And CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="" 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 Norman Rockwell Museum Director And CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt The Hanford Mills Museum Ice Harvest Festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Hanford Mills Museum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in East Meredith, NY is having their annual </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ice Harvest Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on February </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from </span>10am<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to </span>4pm<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Ice harvests were once an essential part of winter in rural communities. Before there was refrigeration, ice was needed to preserve agricultural products and to keep food cold in the warmer months. Ice Festival attendees can take part in a traditional ice harvest! They’ll walk out on the frozen mill pond to help cut and maneuver blocks of ice using historic tools. The ice will be transported by sled and then packed in the Museum’s traditional ice house.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82666 at The Hanford Mills Museum Ice Harvest Festival 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="">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 Vassar Modfest 2014 "Berkshire Collects" And More At Berkshire 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;">In association with the Smithsonian since 2013, </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Berkshire Museum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in </span>Pittsfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, MA is part of a select group of museums, cultural, educational, and arts organizations that share the Smithsonian's resources with the nation. Established by </span>Zenas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Crane in 1903, Berkshire Museum integrates art, history, and natural science in a wide range of programs and exhibitions that inspire educational connections between the disciplines.</span></p><p>A new exhibition, <a href=""><em>Berkshire Collects</em></a>, will open this Saturday, January 25th. It showcases Berkshire County residents’ passionate pursuit of every imaginable kind of object from rare motorcycles to wind-up toys, exotic insects, vintage guitars, antique toasters, Pez dispensers, and a host of other artifacts and memorabilia. With more than 40 collectors sharing their treasures, the exhibit is a salute to the long and diverse tradition of collecting that built the Berkshire Museum 110 years ago.</p><p>Van Shields, Executive Director of Berkshire Museum and their Director of Communications, Lesley Ann Beck, join us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82195 at "Berkshire Collects" And More At Berkshire Museum Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil At MASS MoCA <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil</em> is a survey of works by the Israeli-born, New York-based artist Izhar Patkin. The show is currently on display at <a href="">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA - filling their largest gallery space with works from Patkin’s 30-year career.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:32:01 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 81969 at Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil At MASS MoCA "Weather Event" At The 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="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Burchfield Penney Art Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is now on display at </span><a href="" 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=""><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 "Weather Event" At The NYS Museum