The New York State Museum in Albany is celebrating an important find on this Martin Luther King Day — a recording of a 1962 speech by the civil rights leader that hadn’t been heard since it was delivered in New York City. The museum received a reel-to-reel tape of the speech celebrating the 100 anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in the late 1970’s, but didn’t hear it until this past November. Museum director Mark Schaming says it’s a landmark moment for the museum.
Weather Event 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.
The exhibition presents the dramatic and complex natural phenomenon chronicled in more than 50 years of Burchfield's writings, drawings and paintings.
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.
On Saturday, September 21st, nationally acclaimed folk musicians Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and Kim & Reggie Harris will perform at Tenting Tonight: Music of the Civil War, a concert event part of the New York State Museum exhibit An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State and the Civil War.
WAMC's Lucas Willard recently spoke with Jay and Molly about the exhibit and upcoming performance.
The concert will be performed at the Clark Auditorium at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.
The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m.
This year is the third annual Capital Region CANstruction event and involves 10 teams challenged with building structures that would fit the Capital Region Canstruction 2013 theme of “Can You Imagine?”
The 22nd Annual New York in Bloom takes place this weekend at The New York State Museum in Albany, New York. The event is a fundraiser benefiting the Museum’s educational programs for children.
Garden club members, professional designers, interior designers and floral enthusiasts from the Capital District and beyond will create unique floral arrangements that complement and interpret the Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions.
A new exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of world-renowned photographer Gordon Parks opens on Saturday at the New York State Museum.
Gordon Parks: 100 Moments showcases six decades of Parks’ photographs, including numerous never-before-seen images and Parks’ most famous photo, “American Gothic, Washington, D.C”. On display at the State Museum through May 19, 2013, the stunning visual collection is organized by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Director of the NY State Museum, Mark Schaming, joins us to tell us more.
The preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, a document that put in motion the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, will have a temporary home in the New York State Capital for two days.
The four-page draft of the document, handwritten by Abraham Lincoln, will be on display at the New York State Museum. The exhibition offers an unprecedented display of the only surviving version of the document in Lincoln’s handwriting and includes historical background and interpretation of the document.