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.

We speak with Patricia Phagan, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center’s Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings about Nature in America: Taming the Landscape.

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.

ArtBerkshires - COVET

Jul 9, 2012

Leslie Ferrin (director of Ferrin Gallery in Pittsfield and Project Art, a live/work and artist in residence program in Cummington, MA), Hope Sullivan (Executive Director of IS183 Art School of the Berkshires), and Jonathan Secor (Director MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and Downstreet Art) join us to talk about ArtBerkshires and this Summer's programming.

The exhibition, Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered will be on display at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA through October 28. Stephanie Plunkett, chief curator at the Norman Rockwell Museum and Dr. Joyce Schiller, curator of the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies at Norman Rockwell Museum join us to tell us more about Howard Pyle and his work.

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.

Hancock Shaker Village's operations and marketing director, Laura Wolf, and their collections manager and curator, Lesley Herzberg, join us in Studio A to talk about this season at HSV and their new exhibition, A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA.

Donna Hassler, the Director of Chesterwood and Rich Bradway - Car Show Event Chair and Chesterwood Advisory Council Member, join us to talk about the Antique & Classic Automobile Show taking place on Sunday, May 27th and other exciting events coming up this summer.

Chesterwood is located in Stockbridge, MA, opens to the public on Memorial Day Weekend, and stays open through Columbus Day. Grounds open at 10am with buildings open from 11am-4pm every day including holidays.