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Area Exhibitions


Bennington Area Arts Council and The Lightning Jar
194 North St. • www.benningtonareaartscouncil.org
• through July 13: “Bright Ideas,” a show exploring collaboration, innovation, and legacies. Features artwork from local and regional artists that replied to the Art Council’s recent Call for Art


Bennington Center for the Arts
• ongoing: extensive exhibit on covered bridges, Wildlife art, and art of the natural world, Floyd Scholz Bird Carvings, Eric Sloane painting, Native American artifacts and wind sculptures


Bennington Museum
• through June 13: “Bennington Collects“
• June 30 - Nov. 4: ”Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont”
• through Sept. 9: “Thinking about Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren”
• throughout 2018: newly installed Grandma Moses Gallery with paintings that have not been on view in decades (some never before at the Museum)
• ongoing: Early Vermont Gallery, Bennington Pottery Gallery, Military Gallery, largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings in the world, Early American Furniture and Art, the Martin-Wasp Antique Car, more


Berkshire Botanical Garden
Leonhardt Galleries, located in the Garden’s Center House, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA
• through Oct. 8: public debut of “Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Lithographs”


Berkshire Museum
• ongoing: Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection”


Brill Gallery
Eclipse Mill, Studio 109, 243 Union St., North
Adams • 413-664-4353 • brillgallery109.com


Cambridge Historical Society & Museum
P.O. Box 123, 12 Broad Street, Cambridge, NY • 518-677-3327
Hours: Tues & Sat, 1 - 3 pm or by appointment
Open for tours: June 1 to December 1


Canfield Gallery
Martha Canfield Memorial Free Library, 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT • 802-375-6153
• through June 23: group exhibition, “The Art of Angling”


Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren, Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-828-1915 • carriehaddadgallery.com
• through June 10: “Ebb & Flow,” a collection of abstract works that embodies forces of motion, change, and time we embrace with each passing season

Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
P.O. Box 495, 6456 Marble Street, West Rutland, VT, 05777 • 802-438-2097 • www.carvingstudio.org
• June 9-30: Annual Members’ Exhibition, at the Gallery
• June 9-30: “For the Time Being,” sculpture of Darryl Lauster investigating the American past and present. Exhibition features recent works in marble and bronze by the Texas artist


Chapman Historical Museum of Glens Falls
• through Sept. 30: “The Secret Life of Signs”


Chatham Bookstore
27 Main, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3005; www.chathambookstore.com
• through June 21: “Books and Blooms” — Ghent artist Alexandria Gilbert displays her original botanical watercolor paintings inspired by gardens in the Hudson Valley


(Sterling & Francine) Clark Art Institute
• June 9 - Sept. 3: “Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900”
• June 9 - Sept. 16: “The Art of Iron: Objects from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy”
• June 30 - Oct. 8: Clark’s first video exhibition, “Blind Eye” by Jennifer Steinkamp


Clement Art Gallery
201 Broadway, Troy, NY • 518-272-6811 •


Collar Works
621 River St., Troy,
NY • www.collarworks
• through July 14: “Dislocations: artists respond to Mass Incarceration”


Copper Trout Gallery @ Cambridge Lantern Works
1163 Rte 313, Cambridge, NY • 518.677.8797 • coppertroutartgallery.com
• June 24 Artist Reception 1-4pm
Brigitte Rutenberg
works on paper, glass, canvas


Courthouse Gallery
in Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Sts., Lke George, NY • 518-668-26164 • www.lakegeorgearts.org
• through June 8: Rob O’Neil


Crandall Public Library (Folklife Gallery)
• through Dec. 2018: Crandall Public Library Celebrating 125 Years (1892-2017)


1315 MASS MoCA Way
• through June 23: “Build and Printed,” by New York based artist Willard Boepple


Davis Orton Gallery
114 Warren St, Hudson, NY • 518-697-0266
• through June 10: Vaughn Sills,
Sarah Sterling


Dorset Historical Society
P.O. Box 52 · Route 30 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset, VT • 802-867-0331 • dorsetvthistory.org
• through 2017: “Heavy Metal: Blacksmiths and Foundries of Dorset,” “Images of Prentiss Pond,” “The Dorset Trail,” “Jessica Bond (1908 – 2001): Reverse Painting on Glass,” “Huntington Pratt Gilbert (1876 – 1962): Photographer”
• ongoing: Marble Gallery, exhibit of Fenton Stoneware, displays of the fine art of Dorset artists


Ferrin Contemporary
315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA • ferrincontemporary.com
• through July 22: “DIRECTIONS”: Sergei Isupov


510 Warren Street Gallery
510 Warren St., Hudson, NY • 518-822-0510
• June 1-24: June Invitational 2018


Gallery at 46 Green Street
Warren Street at 46 Green Street, Hudson, NY
• opened April 21: “Flat Broke,”
the Artwork of Stacy Petty


Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main Street, Lee MA •
• through June 26: “Mystical Mexico” —
Mixed Media


Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA)
398 Main Street, Catskill, NY • 518-943-3400 • www.greenearts.org
• through June 9: Resident Alien (foreign-born artists group show)
• through June 9: a Norman Hasselriis Retrospective “The Bower Bir-d”


Hancock Shaker Village
1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield MA •
413-443-0188 • hancockshakervillage.org
• opening June 9: “Silo Songs,” which was created by Grammy-award winning composer Brad Wells, offers visitors an immersive musical experience inside one of the museum’s restored silos. The new work is based on Shaker music and history, and it reflects themes of celibacy, gender equality and inspired “gifts” which Shakers received from the spirit world.


Hudson Valley Community College
Teaching Gallery, Administration Building, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY • 518-629-7180


The Hyde Collection
• through June 10: twenty-seventh annual High School Juried Show
• through July 22: two Rockwell Kent exhibitions
- “Rockwell Kent: Prints from the Ralf C. Nemec Collection” (includes fifty-two prints and a selection of ceramics by Kent”; AND
- “A Life and Art of His Own: Paintings from North Country Collections” (37 paintings)


Grant Cottage State Historic Site
1000 Mount McGregor Road, PO Box 2294, Wilton, NY • 518-584-4353
• opening May 26: “Let Us Have Peace: Reconstruction and the 1868 U.S. Presidential Election”


Image Gallery
34 Main St., Stockbridge, MA
• photography of Clemens Kalischer


Jack Shainman Gallery “The School”
25 Broad Street, Kinderhook, NY
• opened May 20: “Travelogue” with a survey exhibition in the main space by Radcliffe Bailey, along with a concurrent series of solo exhibitions by Nina Chanel Abney, Shimon Attie, Math Bass, Valérie Blass, Vibha Galhotra, Brad Kahlhamer, Margaret Kilgallen, Lyne Lapointe, Gordon Parks, and Leslie Wayne.


John Davis Gallery
362 1/2 Warren, Hudson, NY • 518-828-5907
• June 23-July 15: Yura Adams with “Lightswitch”

Joyce Goldstein Gallery
16 Main St., Chatham, NY • 518-764-8989
• through June 16: Carrie Waldman with “Athena’s Dream of the Trees”


2642 NY Route 23 just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale, NY • labspaceart@gmail.com


Laffer Gallery
96 Broad 3St., Schuylerville, NY • 518-695-3181 • www.thelaffergallery.comf
• through June 3: “Tranquility,” featuring the artwork of Leslie Parke, Jeri Eisenberg and JoAnn Axford
• June 16 - July 29: “Delightful Joy,” with featured artists Wendy Ide Williams and Victoria Crowell.


LARAC (Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council)
7 Lapham Place, on City Park, downtown Glens Falls • 518-798-1144 • www.larac.org
• through June 29: Members Show
• June 16 & 17: 47th Annual LARAC June Arts Festival, 10 am-6 pm on Sat.; and 10 am-4 pm on Sun. — A variety of products such as jewelry, home items, food items, fine art, textiles, and garden decorations. At City Park, downtown Glens Falls


Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art
• ON VIEW NOW: B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building• at least through 2019: Louise Bourgeois
• at least through 2019: Jenny Holzer
• at least through 2019:Gunnar Schonbeck, “No Experience Required”
• at least through 2019: James Turrell , “Into The Light”
• at least through 2018: Robert Rauschenberg, “A Quake in Paradise (Labyrinth)”
• ON VIEW NOW: “In the Abstract”
• ON VIEW NOW: “Cavernous The Inner Life of Courage”
• at least through 2018: Dawn DeDeaux and
Lonnie Holley, “Thumbs Up for the Mothership”
• ongoing: Sol LeWit: A Wall Drawing Retrospective, 105 of the artist’s large-scale wall drawings
• ongoing: “Tree Logic,” exhibit of inverted trees``
• on view now: I am not a mere Christian)”
• on view now: Natasha Bowdoin with “Maneater”
and many more


McCartee’s Barn (The Gallery at)
23C East Broadway, Salem, NY • 518-854-3857
• Fine Art and Antiques. More than 25 artists displaying and selling at McCartee’s Barn


MCLA (Mass. College of Liberal Arts)
Gallery 51, 51 Main St. North Adams MA • 413-664-8718 • www.mcla.edu
• through June 22: Gerald Sheffield, “pride”


National Museum of Dance
Saratoga Spa State Park • www.dancemuseum.org
• NEW: “Gender Neutral,” opened April 19
• NEW: “National Museum of Dance: Celebrating 30 Years”
• now open: “Tom Caravaglia in Celebration of Alwin Nikolais,” the newest “Art in the Foyer” exhibition
• now open: “The Dancing Athlete”
• ongoing: “Dancers in Film”

New York State Military Museum
61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY
• “Battleground for Freedom: New York During the Revolutionary War”
• “Fiery Trial and Sacrifice - New York and the First World War”
• “World War II - United for Victory”
• “The Capitol Collection,” exhibit of Civil War artifacts from the museum’s extensive collection


New York State Museum
• through June 17, ,2 018: “A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War”
• through Sept. 23, 2018: “Art of the Erie Canal”
• through Oct. 20, 2019: Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal (Phase One)
• through May 5, 2020: “a small fort, which our people call Fort Orange”


Norman Rockwell Museum
• through June 10: “Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance”
• through Feb 4: “Season’s Greetings: The Holidays Illustrated; A Special Exhibition of Holiday Images from the Permanent Collection
• “Changing Times: Norman Rockwell’s Art for Look Magazine”
• current exhibition: “The Art of Norman Rockwell: Highlights from the Permanent Collection”
• ongoing: “Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers”


North Country Arts
Two Glens Falls locations: Second Floor Gallery, City Hall, Ridge St.; and NCA at The Shirt Factory, Suite 114, 71 Lawrence Street • www.northcountry artscenter.org
• through June 16: Tam Doolittle Art Exhibition

2nd Floor Gallery Location At City Hall (42 Ridge Street, Glens Falls, NY)
• through June 30: “Awakenings” Art Exhibition at 71 Lawrence Street, Suite #114, Glens Falls, NY

Old Fort House Museum & Campus-Fort Edward Hisutorical Association
29 Broadway, Rte 4, Fort Edward, NY. 518-747-9600 • www.oldforthousemuseum.com
Constructed in 1772 as priviate residence for Patrick Smyth, the museum now has authentic furnishings depicting lives of the occupants from 1770s to 1940s. TWO NEW EXHIBITS, one on Women’s Suffrage in Washington and Warren Counties and the other on Duncan Campbell


Omi International Arts Center
Fields Sculpture Park

Rutland Railroad Museum
at the 100 year-old Center Rutland Depot at 79 Depot Lane, Center Rutland
• open every Saturday 11 am-3 pm: ongoing exhibit of the Museum’s extensive collection of regional railroad artifacts, photos and documents as well as several operating model railroad lay-outs


Salem Courthouse Community Center
58 East Broadway, Salem, NY
• June 8 - July 10: “On Perception” — Zorica Langa, Seth Butler, Matthew Bartik


Sand Lake Center for the Arts 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY • 518-674-2007 • www.slca-ctp.org
• May and June: photography of Ron GreenbeSaratoga Arts
• through June 16: “Elemental Narratives,” featuring photography by local artists Ronda Anderson, Janene Bouck, Daniel DeRusso, Brian Hoffman & Phil Scalia


Saunders Gallery of Fine Art
at bjsartworks Framing Gallery Studio m
71 Lawrence Street Suite 105, Glens Falls, NY •
518-793-9350 • www.bjsartworks.com


449 Warren St. #3, Hudson, NY
• June 2-July 15: “Stars and Cells” featuring works of Nicole Cherubini, Victoria Fu, and Carrie Moyer


Shirt Factory
71 Lawrence St, Studio 120, Glens Falls • 518-353-2121 • shirtfactorygf.com
• June 6 – July 7: “Oakroom Artists Annual Group Show”— An elite artist group based in Schenectady

Simon’s Rock (Bard College at)
84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA
• through May 11: Ceramics Exhibition by Brett Evans

Skidmore College (Schick Art Gallery)
tSaisselin Art Building, 2nd floor, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
• through June 2: “The Juniors Show”


Slate Valley Museum
• through May 27: ” Of Time & Place: Contemporary Works by Richard Weis”
• June 1 - Aug. 30: ARTIFACTUAL: SVM Collection Highlights
• ongoing: “The Dream, and the Reality”
• ongoing: “Heavy Lifting”
• ongoing: “Neil Rappaport Photographs”


Sohn Fine Art Gallery
69 Church Street, Lenox, MA • 413-298-1025 • www.sohnfineart.com
• through June 10: “Domestication,” a group exhibition featuring George Cavalletto, Susan Copich, Hildy Pincus Kronen, Anne Mourier, Roberta Trenton and Bill Wright.


Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC)
• through June 24: “Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Identity: The Women’s List
• June 9 - July 8: Summer Solo Shows
• June 18-23: “Japan Week”


stART Space new abstract art gallery
263 Depot St. (in the Manchester Shopping Center, next to Price Chopper Manchester, VT • www.startspace.art • 802-768-8498
• opening June 23: SUMMER SHOW 2018


Stockbridge Library
corner of Main and Elm Streets in Stockbridge, MA
• through June 30: Berkshire Theatre Group presents “Berkshire Theatre Through the Eras,” — photographs, letters, posters, props, and costume pieces chronicling the 90-year history of Berkshire Theatre


Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill
145 E. Main Street, Poultney VT • www.stonevalleyarts.org or 802-325-2603

(Frances Young) Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery (at Skidmore College)
• through June 3: Exhibition: To be with art is all we ask: Radical Print Culture from the Steven Leiber Archive, 1967–1987”
• through Aug, 12: : Dona Nelson—Stand Alone Paintings
• through Sept. 1, 2019: “Tel. . .”


Thompson Giroux Gallery
57 Main Street, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3336 • www.thompsongirouxgallery.com
• through June 24: Adam Brent with “Heroic Faces”


Valley Artisans Market
25 Edast Main, Cambridge, NY • 518-677-2765 • www.valleyartisansmarket.com
• through June 5: Experiments in Paint: Leah McCloskey

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded
Age Museum
• extended indefinitely: “Les Petite Damesde Mode,” an exhibit of 59 half-sized ladies meticulously costumed in the clothes of the Gilded Age


Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)


World Awareness Children’s Museum
GO! interactive space at 89 Warren St., downtown Glens Falls • 518-793-2773 • www.worldchildrensmuseum.org
• ¡Hola Mexico! Exhibit