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Excitement in the art world as Hamilton College in Clinton NY, opened The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art this month. Keith Wellin, a 1950 Hamilton grad, gave the college 10 million to start building a museum in honor of his parents.

The museum’s inaugural 6,200 square foot exhibit is called “Affinity Atlas,” which “reflects the teaching museum’s mission of object-based learning.” Works are grouped together so that the viewer will compare, contrast and ask questions.

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Over the last several decades, archaeological discoveries across northern China have brought to light unexpected works of historical significance and extraordinary beauty.

The exhibition Unearthed: Recent Archaeological Discoveries from Northern China will be on view at The Clark in Williamstown, MA through October 21.

The exhibition, "Gathering Light: The Art of Stephen Hannock" will be up at the through October 21 at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center.

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is an independent, non-collecting museum housed in former train stations, with the old ticket windows still intact. The station was built in 1915 and re-opened as the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in 1972.

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Anna D'Ambrosio, Director and Chief Curator of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art joins us to tell us about their Shadow of the Sphinx exhibition which is on display through November 25th at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica.

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.

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