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Area Exhibitions

 

Albany Center Gallery
488 Broadway, Suite 107, Albany, NY • 518-462-4775 • https://albanycentergallery.org
• Dec. 6 – Jan. 10, 2020: Annual Members Show


Art Omi International Arts Center
1405 Co. Rte. 22, Ghent, NY • 518-392-4747 • www.artomi.org
• 80 works of art on view
- Newmark Gallery
• through Jan. 5, 2020: Francesca DiMattio, “Statues”
• through Mar. 1, 2020: “Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand”
- Freddie Terrace, Benenson Center
• ongoing: “InConstruction: Pedro y Juana”
- Architecture Field 01
• ongoing: “HANNAH, ‘RRRolling Stones’”

 

The Arts Center Galleries
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY • 518-584-4132 • Saratoga-arts.org
• through Jan. 4: Annual Members’ Show
• through Dec. 2: Art in Public Places
--Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library (Site B), 475 Moe Rd.: “Sum-Such,” paintings by Bukket (Jesse Muse)
--Saratoga Arts’
• Members’ Hall Gallery: “Full Circle,” mixed media collage works by Kathleen Santamaria
• Reception Area Gallery: “Butterflies,” by David Fingerhut
--Saratoga Community Federal Credit Union: “It’s a Fine Line,” pen & ink drawings by Pamela Stendardi
-- Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St.: “Attention is the Beginning of Devotion: In Remembrance of Mary Oliver,” mixed media works by Mary Maschal
--Saratoga Springs Train Station, 26 Station Ln.: “Hudson River,” paintings by Susan Beadle
--Saratoga Springs Visitors Center, 297 Broadway: “Stone Dreams,” drawings, prints & sculpture by Jack Montoya

 

Bennington Museum
75 Main St., Bennington, VT • 802-447-1571 • benningtonmuseum.org
• through Dec 30: “Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism”
• through Dec. 30: “Visible in Vermont: Our Stories, Our Voices”
• through Dec. 30: “Asa Cheffetz: Vermont Wood Engravings”
• Recently new: “History You Can Touch: Replica Cannon and Carriage”
• ongoing: Grandma Moses Collection, Center Gallery: Fine & Decorative Art, Sloane Gallery: The Battle of Bennington, Bennington Pottery Gallery, and more

 

Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Rd., Stockbridge, MA • www.berkshirebotanical.org
• through Dec. 1: Cynthia Wick: “The Shape of Color”
• Dec. 14-Feb. 7: “Unborn Sun, Paintings,” by John Gordon Gauld

 

Berkshire Museum
39 South Street (Rte. 7), Pittsfield, MA • 413-443-7171 • https://berkshiremuseum.org
• through May 25, 2020: “She Shapes History”
• ongoing: “Window on the World: A Look into the Permanent Collection”

 

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT • 802-257-0124 • www.brattleboromuseum.org

Bridge Street Theatre
44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY • bridgest.org • 518-943-3894

 

Brookside Museum (Saratoga County Historical Society)
6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa, NY • 518-885-4000 • www.brooksidemuseum.org
• through Dec. 23: “Chickens!”

 

Burke Hall Gallery
Church of St. John in the Wilderness • 261 St. Rte. 344, Copake Falls, NY • 518-329-0530
• through Dec. 16: “Night Landscapes of Copake” by Peter Nicholas Fritsch

 

Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren, Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-828-1915 • carriehaddadgallery.com

 

Castleton University Bank Gallery
104 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT • 802-468-5611 • castleton.edu/arts/art-galleries/
• through Jan. 4: “Performative Acts” by Dona Ann McAdams

Chapman Historical Museum
348 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY • 518-793-2826 • chapmanmuseum.org
• through Jan. 5: Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition: “Water/Ways” – Exploring Water’s Environmental & Cultural Impact
• ongoing: “Hands-On History Galleries: Experiences of Hometown Life” in the DeLong House

 

Chatham Bookstore
27 Main St., Chatham, NY • 518-392-3005 • www.chathambookstore.com
• through Jan. 19: “Main St. Muse” paintings of Chatham by Ellen Hughes

 

Christine Price Gallery
Fine Arts Center, Castleton University, 45 Alumni Dr., Castleton, VT • 802-468-5611 • castleton.edu/arts/art-galleries/
• through Dec. 20: High School Art Exhibition

 

(Sterling & Francine) Clark Art Institute
225 South St., Williamstown, MA • 413-458-2303 • clarkart.edu
• Dec. 14-Mar. 22: “Arabesque”
• through Feb 9, 2020: “Travels on Paper”

 

Collar Works
621 River St., Troy, NY • 518-285-0765 • www.collarworks.org
• through Dec. 14: “UNSEEN”

 

Columbia County Historical Society
5 Albany Ave., Kinderhook, NY • 518-758-9265 • cchs@cchsny.org
• ongoing: “Early Hand Tools & Farm Implements”

 

Courthouse Gallery
Old County Courthouse, 1 Amherst St., Lake George, NY • 518-668-2616 • www.lakegeorgearts.org
• through Dec. 6: “Memory as Process Revisited,” by Ken Ragsdale

 

Cynthia-Reeves
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
• through Dec. 7: Catherine Farish: “The Firmament”

 

Dorset Historical Society
Rte. 30 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset, VT • 802-867-0331 • dorsetvthistory.org
• through May 2020: “Dorset, to 1791;” Natalee Everett: Dorset Mural Panels 2000; “Broadsides, Handbills, and Posters 1858-2019;” Huntington Pratt Gilbert (1876-1962) photographs; Orson Lowell cartoons; Recent acquisitions with Elsa Bley, Esther Hill, Arthur Jones, Natalee Everett, and Harriet deSanchez
• ongoing: Dorset Marble, Fenton Stoneware, Arts and Crafts of Jessica Hill Bond (1908-2001)

 

EPOCH Cooperative Art & Craft Gallery
4927 Main St., Manchester Center, VT • epochvermont.org • 802-768-9711
• Guest Member Show: Payne & Elise Junker with Iron works & original pieces of metal art

 

Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA • 413-346-4004 • ferrincontemporary.com

 

Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library
251 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY • 518-792-6508 • crandalllibrary.org/folklife-center
• through Jan. 31, 2020: “Shutter Squad” Photography Show from young photographer’s workshop series

 

The Foundry
2 Harris St., West Stockbridge, MA • 413-232-5222• thefoundryws.com • info@thefoundryws.com
• Dec. 7 – Jan. 21: “The Tiny Pricks Project: Empower and Reclaim,” by Diana Weymar

 

Friend’s Gallery at Crandall Public Library
251 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY • 518-792-6508 • crandalllibrary.org
• Dec. 5-30: The Fine Arts Show 2019

 

Gallery at 46 Green Street
46 Green Street, Hudson, NY • 518-303-6446 • 46greenstreetstudios@gmail.com
• Dec. 7 – Feb. 2: “Blue” Group Show

 

The Georgi Museum
21 Adams Ln., Shushan, NY • 518-854-3773 • thegeorgi.com
• through Dec. 7: 30th Anniversary Celebration & Exhibit

 

Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main, Lee, MA • 413-394-5045 • goodpurpose.org
• through Jan. 7: “Land and Sea” by Caryn King and Kathleen Pike

 

Hancock Shaker Village
• 1842 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA 01201• 413-443-0188 • www.hancockshakervillage.org

 

Hillman-Jackson Gallery
Daniel Arts Center, Simon’s Rock, 84 Alford Rd., Great Barrington, MA • 413-644-4400
• through Dec. 18: “F-BOMB” (Contemporary feminist art)

 

Historic Salem Courthouse Community Center
58 East Broadway, Salem, NY • 518-854-7053 • salemcourthouse.org

 

Hudson Valley Community College Teaching Gallery
Administration Building, Rm. 013, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY • 518-629-8006
• ongoing: “Garden: A site-specific installation by Thomas Lail, in Administration Building Atrium

 

The Hyde Collection
161 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY • 518-792-1761 • hydecollection.org
• through Dec. 4: Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region
• through Jan. 5, 2020: “Picasso, Braque & Leger”

 

Image Photos Gallery
34 Main St., Stockbridge, MA • 413-298-5500
• photography of Clemens Kalischer

 

John Davis Gallery
362 1/2 Warren St., Hudson, NY • 518-828-5907 • johndavisgallery.com
• through Dec. 1: Claude Carone, Paintings

 

Kaaterskill Gallery
Columbia-Green Community College • 518-828-4181• www.sunycgcc.edu

 

LABspace
2642 NY-23, Hillsdale, NY • labspaceart.blogspot.com • julielabspace@gmail.com
Dec. 8 – Jan. 26: “Holiday” with over 200 artists

 

Laffer Gallery
96 Broad St., Schuylerville, NY • 518-695-3181 • www.thelaffergallery.com
• through Dec. 1: “7th Annual Upstate Invitational” featuring regional artists Fern Apfel, Robyn Mogan Giddings, and Audrie Sturman
• Dec. 7- Jan. 12: “Upstate Artists” 8th Annual Juried Group Show

 

LARAC (Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council)
7 Lapham Pl., on City Park, Glens Falls, NY • 518-798-1144 • www.larac.org
• through Jan. 14: Annual Holiday Shop

 

Museum of Contemporary Art
1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA • 413-662-2111 • massmoca.org
• through Dec. 2019: Rafa Esparza, “staring at the sun”
• through Jan. 2020: Annie Lennox, “Now I Let You Go . . . ;” “Suffering From Realness;” &
• through Apr. 2020: Cauleen Smith, “We Already Have What We Need”
• through May 2020: “Still I Rise”
• ongoing: Sol LeWit: A Wall Drawing Retrospective, 105 of the artist’s large-scale wall drawings

 

Matt Chinian Studio-Gallery
138 W. Main St, Cambridge, NY • 518-708-0759 • mattchinian.com

 

McCartee’s Barn (The Gallery at)
23C East Broadway, Salem, NY • 518-854-3857 • mccarteesbarn.com
• Displaying and selling over 25 artists’ creations

 

Mass. College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51
51 Main St. North Adams MA • 413-664-8718 • www.mcla.edu

 

(The) Mount (Edith Wharton’s home)
2 Plunkett St., Lenox, MA 01240-0974 • 413-637-1899 • www.edithwharton.org

 

National Museum of Dance
Saratoga Spa State Park • 99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY • 518-584-2225 • www.dancemuseum.org
• “Art of the Dance: Posters from Hollywood’s Golden Age;”
• “On Being Still: Portraits by Joanne Savio;” • “Dancers After Dark: Photographs by Jordan Matter”
• “Gen” outdoor installation by sculptor Alice Manzi
• many ongoing, including: “Mr. ad Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame;” “Washington Bathhouse;” “Dancers in Film;” “Alfred Z. Solomon Children’s Wing”

 

New York State Military Museum
61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY • 518-581-5100 • nysmm.org
• ongoing: “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” (Civil War artifacts)
• “Hotspots in the Cold War: Korea and Vietnam” (2 exhibits)
• ongoing: “The Revolutionary War to 9/11: 258th Field Artillery, NY National Guard
• through Dec. 2019: “Charles Johnson Post: A Soldier’s Life in Art”

 

New York State Museum Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Ave., Albany, NY • nysm.nysed.gov
• through Dec. 31: “The Historic Woodstock Art Colony: The Arthur A. Anderson Collection”
• through Oct. 25, 2020: “Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal (Phase Two)”
• through May 5, 2020: “a small fort, which our people call Fort Orange”

 

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Rd. (Rte. 183), Stockbridge, MA • 413-298-4100 • nrm.org
• ongoing: “Norman Rockwell in VR: The Four Freedoms” (call for days & times available)
• through Feb. 9: “The Spirit of Giving Illustrated”
• through May 25, 2020: Finding Home: Four Artists’ Journeys:
- “Amalgam” by Frances Jeter
- “Crossing on Time: Steam Engines, Fast Ships, and Journey to a New World” by David Macaulay
- “Dreamers” by Yuyi Morales
- “Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Life” by James McMullan

 

North Country Arts Center
2nd Floor Gallery, City Hall, 42 Ridge St., Glens Falls, NY, and NCA Gallery at The Shirt Factory, Suite 114, 71 Lawrence St., Glens Falls, NY • www.northcountryartscenter.org
AT 2nd Floor Gallery:
• through Jan. 3, 2020: Dennis Wilson, chip carvings
AT The Shirt Factory:
• through Jan. 4, 2020: “Rejoice” by regional artists
• through Dec. 28: A Collaboration: NCA, LARAC & The Shirt Factory

 

Olana State Historic Site
5720 St. Rte. 9G, Hudson, NY • 518-751-0344


Sharp Family Gallery

Old Fort House Museum & Campus
29 Broadway, Rte 4, Fort Edward, NY. 518-747-9600 • www.oldforthousemuseum.com


• Highlights of Fort Edward Historical Association Collection: 1927-present, in the Dutch House

Parlour Projects
27 S. Franklin St., Athens, NY
• through Dec. 14: “Parallel Infinities” by Simone Douglas

 

Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts
2736 NY-30, Gloversville, NY • www.pncreativeartscenter.org
• through Jan. 7: 2019 Fall Art Show

 

R Gallery at Arlene’s
57 Fuller Rd, Albany, NY • 518-482-8882 • rgalleryarlenes.com

 

Rensselaer County Historical Society
57 Second St., Troy, NY • 518-272-7232 • www.rchsonline.org
• “Rensselaer County Then and Now: Celebrating 225 years of Rensselaer County History”

 

Roeliff Jansen Community Library
9091 Rte. 22, Hillsdale, NY * 518-325-4101 • http://www.roejanlibrary.org
• through Dec. 4.: Kalfus X2, New Works Photography, Drawings and Paintings

 

Rutland Railroad Museum
Center Rutland Depot, 79 Depot Lane, Center Rutland, VT (open Saturday)
• ongoing: regional railroad artifacts, photos and documents and operating model railroad lay-outs

 

Salmon Falls Gallery
1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls, NY • 413-625-9833 • salmonfallsgallery.com
• through Dec. 31: Michael Tillyer & the Anchor House Artists
• through Dec. 31: Vermont Glass Guild

 

Schick Art Gallery
Skidmore College, Saisselin Art Building • 518-580-5049
• through Dec. 8: “Elevator Music 39 – Bug”
• Dec. 5-12: “Bauhaus!”
• Dec. 21-Apr. 26: “Elevator Music 40 – Melissa Thorne, Landslide/Solid”
• through Jan. 5: “Ree Morton – The Plant That Heals May Also Poison”
• through Jan. 5: “Serious Sparkle”
• through Jan. 19: “Beauty and Bite”
• through Sep. 11: “Nicole Cherubini – Shaking the Trees”

 

SEPTEMBER Gallery
449 Warren St. #3, Hudson, NY • septembergallery.com
• through Jan. 12: “Odessa Straub: There’s my chair I put it there”

 

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon
• 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY • 518-794-9100 • shakerml.org

Slate Valley Museum
17 Water St., Granville, NY • 518-642-1417 • slatevalleymuseum.org
• “The Dream and the Reality”
• “Heavy Lifting”
• “Neil Rappaport Photographs”

 

Sohn Fine Art Gallery
69 Church Street, Lenox, MA • 413-298-1025 • www.sohnfineart.com
• through Jan. 13, 2020: “Africa” by Anton Lyalin

 

start Space
263 Depot Street, Manchester Center, VT • 802-768-8498 • www.startspace.art
• 17 artists on exhibit

 

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

 

Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery
Helen Frankenthaler Visual Arts Center, Bennington College, One College Dr., Bennington, VT • 802-440-4399 • bennington.edu
• through Dec. 7: “Queer Paranormal (an exhibition concerning Shirley Jackson and “The Haunting of Hill House)”

 

(Frances Young) Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery (at Skidmore College)
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY • 518-580-8080 • tang.skidmore.edu
• through Dec. 8: “Elevator Music 39: Bug”
• through Jan. 5: “Ree Morton: The Plant That Heals May Also Poison”
• through Jan. 5: “Serious Sparkle”
• through Jan. 19: “Beauty and Bite” in Malloy Wing
• through Sep. 2021: “Nicole Cherubini: Shaking the Trees”
• Feb. 1-Jul 12: “Mary Weatherford: Canyon—Daisy—Eden”

 

Thompson Giroux Gallery
57 Main Street, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3336 • www.thompsongirouxgallery.com
• through Jan. 12: “En Masse 2019” - Small Works by over 80 artists

 

Valley Artisans Market
25 East Main, Cambridge, NY • 518-677-2765 • www.valleyartisansmarket.com
• through Dec. 31: “Holiday Open House by all VAM Members: The Balkan Countries”
Theater 12/1

 

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
104 Walker St., Lenox, MA • 413-637-3206 • gildedage.org
• indefinitely: “Les Petite Dames de Mode”

 

Warren County Historical Society & Museum
• 50 Gurney Ln, Queensbury, NY • 518-743-0734 • wcnyhs.org
• ongoing: “Warren County 360: Celebrating Place and People”
• ongoing: displays on Warren County postmarks and post office history; “Hands-On History” Station

 

Widlund Gallery
Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main St., North Creek, NY • www.tannerypondceter.org • 518-251-2505

 

Williams College Museum of Art
76 Spring St., Williamstown, MA • 413-597-2429 • wcma.williams.edu
• ongoing: The WALLS (Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces) Collection, designed by students for students

 

World Awareness Children’s Museum
89 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY • 518-793-2773 • www.worldchildrensmuseum.org
• through Jun. 2020: “Wear in the World”
• Hands-on children’s exhibits including “One World Gallery;” “World Music”