The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College opened in October of 2000. There is always a lot going on at The Tang – for instance - in July they opened Dance/Draw – an exhibition that explores how developments in visual art and dance began, and how they have shaped the art of today. It will be on display through December 30th. Ian Berry is out guest - he is the Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator at The Tang.
The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs is the only museum in the country dedicated solely to dance. They have a lot of great events coming up – including their annual gala on August 11th during which Ben Vereen will be inducted as their 48th inductee into the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame.We learn more from Donna Skiff (Director of the National Museum of Dance) and Sarah Hall Weaver (Assistant Director and Curator).
Old Austerlitz in Austerlitz, NY is a living history museum of post-and-beam houses, a granary, a blacksmith shop, a one-room schoolhouse, Christian church and other historic buildings. On Sunday, July 29th, the Austerlitz Historical Society will hold its 13th Annual Blueberry Festival on the grounds of Old Austerlitz Village. Barbara Willner and Cathy Grier tell us more.
The Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, NY and the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY are both showing American Impressionist paintings from the Arkell collections this summer. "American Impressionism: Paintings of Light and Life” is the exhibition at The Fenimore. “American Impressionism: Masterworks in Watercolor and Pastel” at the Arkell. We are joined by Diane Forsberg, the Arkell Museum's Chief Curator and Chris Rossi, the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Fenimore.
The Berkshire Museum’s Executive Director, Van Shields and their Director of Communications, Lesley Ann Beck, join us to talk about the current goings-on at the museum - including, but not limited to, their Tom Patti: Free Opening Day Celebration on June 30.