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Area Exhibitions


Bennington College (Usdan Gallery, VAPA)
• Usdan Gallery is proud to present Marie Lorenz: “Waterways,“ an exhibition of videos and handmade boats from the artist’s investigations of bodies of water as revealing public space


Bennington Museum
• through Dec. 30: “Buy Local: Photographs from the Weichert-Isselhardt Collection
• through June 11: “Up Home: Hand-3Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport”
• through Sept. 8: “Color | Gesture: Early Works by Emily Mason”
• through Sept. 15: “Village Enlightenment: Print Culture in Rural Vermont 1810-1860”
• Jun 29 – Dec 30: “Fields of Change: 1960s Vemont”
• Jun 29 – Dec 30: “Color Fields: 19602 Bennington Modernism”
• ongoing: 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
5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA • https://www.berkshirebotanical.org
• through Sept. 30: “Shimmering Flowers: Nancy Lorenz’s Lacquer and Bronze Landscapes”


Berkshire Museum
• through Sept. 29: “Objects and Their Stories: Shoes”
• through Sept. 8: “Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion”
• through July 28: BerkshireNow: John MacDonald
• ongoing: Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection”
• many current exhibits such as “Berkshire Backyard” and “Aquarium”


71 Lawrence, Suite 105, Glens Falls • 518-793-9350 • www.bjsartworks.com


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


Brookside Museum 446 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa, NY • 518-885-4000 • www.brooksidemuseum.org


Canfield Gallery
Martha Canfield Memorial Free Library, 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT • 802-375-6153


Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren, Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-828-1915 • carriehaddadgallery.com
• through June 9: “Still | Life | Like” David Halliday, Frank DePietro, James O’Shea, Chad Kleitsch, Kate Hamilton & 2nd Floor Photography by Bryan Meador


Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
P.O. Box 495, 6456 Marble Street, West Rutland, VT, 05777 • 802-438-2097 • www.carvingstudio.org

Castleton University • Christine Price Gallery, Fine Arts Center, 45 Alumni Dr., Castleton, VT; and Bank Gallery, 104 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT
• through June 22: Hallie Monroe, “Illustrations on Glass” at Bank Gallery
• June 29 – Aug. 23: Hallie Monroe, “We are America” at Bank Gallery


Chaffee Art Center
16 South Main and 75 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT • 802-775-0356 • www.chaffeeartcenter.org


Chapman Historical Museum of Glens Falls
• DeLong House with new hands-on exhibits that encourage visitors to explore everyday life in the Glens Falls area over time – not just in the distant past, but in recent memory, too
• through Oct. 27: Views About Glens’ Falls —
This small exhibit of Seneca Ray Stoddard original photos features street scenes of the 1870s and 1880s
• through Oct. 27: “Building Stories” the stories of architects and commercial builders, businesses that occupied downtown buildings, and the people who inhabited the houses along city streets and town roads


Chatham Bookstore
27 Main, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3005 • www. chathambookstore.com
• through June 24: Stella Elliston, “Quiet Light” oil paintings


(Sterling & Francine) Clark Art Institute
June 8–September 22: “Renoir: The Body, The Senses


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


Collar Works
621 River St., Troy, NY • www.collarworks
• through July 13: “Art Stands Still”


Columbia County Council on the Arts
209 Warren St.,Hudson, NY • 518-671-6213 • www.artscolumbia.org


Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS)
P.O. Box 311, 5 Albany Avenue, Kinderhook, NY • 518-758-9265 • cchs@cchsny.org


Courthouse Gallery
in Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Sts., Lake George, NY • 518-668-2616 • www.lakegeorgearts.org
• through June 14: Yura Adams


Crandall Public Library (Folklife Gallery)
• through Nov 15: “Old Homesteads and Good Residences: 19th Century Photographs of the Northern Survey Company of Albany, NY”


Davis Orton Gallery
114 Warren St, Hudson, NY • 518-697-0266
• through June 9: Abstract Expressions
from Minimal to Complex —Debra Bilow photography
Maureen McNeil fiber art

Dorset Historical Society
P.O. Box 52 · Route 30 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset, VT • 802-867-0331 • dorsetvthistory.org
• ongoing: Marble Gallery, exhibit of Fenton Stoneware, displays of the fine art of Dorset artists

Ferrin Contemporary 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA • ferrincontemporary.com


510 Warren Street Gallery

510 Warren St., Hudson, NY • 518-822-0510


Gallery@ 46 Green Street Studios
46 Green St., Hudson, New York • 518-303-6446 •


Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main, Lee, MA • 413-394-5045 • goodpurpose.org


Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA)
398 Main Street, Catskill, NY • 518-943-3400 • www.greenearts.org


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


The Hyde Collection
• through June 23: Albert Flanagan: The Towering City
• through June 23: “A Magical World: The Art of Jacob Houston”
• through Sept. 15: Masterworks from the Feibes & Schmitt Gift


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


John Davis Gallery
362 1/2 Warren, Hudson, NY • 518-828-5907
• through June 16: Benjamin La Rocco
“Love and Other Shadows”


2642 NY Route 23 just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale, NY • labspaceart@gmail.com
• Opening June 16: “Mystic Pizza” featuring Kelsey Renko, Jenn Brehm, Brent Owens & Jon Cowan


Laffer Gallery
96 Broad St., Schuylerville, NY • 518-695-3181 • www.thelaffergallery.com
• June 15 - July 28: “Beauty and Power” with


LARAC (Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council)
7 Lapham Place, on City Park, downtown Glens Falls • 518-798-1144 • www.larac.org
• through June 26: MEMBERS SHOW


Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art
• ON VIEW NOW: Annie Lennox, “Now I Let You Go . . . ”
• ON VIEW NOW: Cauleen Smith, “We Already Have What We Need”
• ON VIEW NOW: Anselm Kiefer
• ON VIEW NOW: “Suffering From Realness”
• ON VIEW NOW: Trenton Doyle Hancock, “Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass”
• ON VIEW NOW: Titus Kaphar, “Language of the Forgotten”
• ON VIEW NOW: B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building
• ON VIEW NOW: Tom Slaughter, “Icon Alphabet”
• ON VIEW NOW: Natasha Bowdoin, “Maneater”
• ON VIEW NOW: Joe Manning, “Looking at North Adams”
• ON VIEW NOW: Nicholas Whitman
• ON VIEW NOW: Jarvis Rockwell, “Us”
• through July 31: Dawn DeDeaux and Lonnie Holley, “Thumbs Up for the Mothership”
• through Dec 31: Rafa Esparza, “staring at the sun”
• through 2020: Laurie Anderson
• through 2020: Louise Bourgeois
• through 2020: Jenny Holzer
• through 2020: James Turrell, “Into The Light”
• 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
• Over 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: “Bahamian-born artist Anina Major


National Museum of Dance
Saratoga Spa State Park • www.dancemuseum.org
• closing Jun 9: “Tom Caravaglia in Celebration of Alwin Nikolais,” in the “Art in the Foyer” exhibition
• now open: “Art of the Dance: Posters from Hollywood’s Golden Age”
• now open: “Dancers After Dark: Photographs by Jordan Matter”
• now open: “A Tribute to Lucinda Childs, 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee”
• now open: “A Tribute to Alfredo Corvino (1916-2005), 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee”
• ongoing: “Mr. ad Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame”
• ongoing: “Washington Bathhouse”
• ongoing: “Dancers in Film”
• ongoing: “Karole Armitage”
• ongoing: “The Cris Alexander and Shaun O’Brien Collection”
• ongoing: “Alfred Z. Solomon Children’s Wing”
• June 14: “On Being Still: Portraits by Joanne Savio”


Neumann Fine Art
65 Cold Water Street, Hillsdale, NY • www.neumannfineart.com


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 Exhibit -- Hot Spots in the Cold War: Korea and Vietnam


New York State Museum
• through June 30: Model of Statue Honoring Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
• through Dec 31: “The Historic Woodstock Art Colony: The Arthur A. Anderson Collection”
• through Oct 25, 2000: “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
• through Jun 9: “The Art and Wit of Rube Goldberg”
• through Oct 27: “For the People: Memories of the Old Corner House”
• 50th Anniversary Exhibitions (through Oct 27):
• June 8 - October 27: “Woodstock to the Moon: 1969 Illustrated”
• “Norman Rockwell: Private Moment for the Masses”
• June 8 - October 27: “Inspired: Norman Rockwell and Erik Erikson”
• 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.northcountryartscenter.org
AT 2nd Floor Gallery:
• through June 21: Chip Perone
• June 24 – Aug. 2: Vince Riggi & Megan A. Schoropp
AT The Shirt Factory:
• through June 15: “Metamorphosis”
• June 22 – Aug. 3: “Light & Color Everywhere”


Old Fort House Museum & Campus-Fort Edward Historical Association
29 Broadway, Rte 4, Fort Edward, NY. 518-747-9600 • www.oldforthousemuseum.com
Constructed in 1772 as private residence for Patrick Smyth, the museum now has authentic furnishings depicting lives of the occupants from 1770s to 1940s


Omi International Arts Center
Fields Sculpture Park, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY www.artomi.org
• 80 works of art on view
• through July 21: “David Shrigley: To Be of Use”


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


Roeliff Jansen Library
9091 Rte. 22, Hillsdale, approximately 1/2 mile south of the Hillsdale traffic light • 518-325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org


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
2019 Great Hall
• through Jul 5 Ned Reade’s “Celebrating Rural Everyday Scenes”

Salmon Falls Gallery
1 Ashfield Street, Shelburne Falls, MA • www.SalmonFallsGallery.com
• through Jun 30: “Waterside: Man-Made Structures in Natural Landscape” by Paul Hoffman
• through Jun 30: “Piper Glass and Steel Garden Structures and Ornaments” by Piper Foreso


Sand Lake Center for the Arts
2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY • 518-674-2007 • www.slca-ctp.org
• through June 30: nature photograpy of Tom Chesnut


Saratoga Arts
Saratoga Springs, NY
• June 29 – September 7: This year the drop off dates for the annual 10x10 Community show are Monday June 17th and Tuesday June 18th from 9am - 6pm in The Arts Center Gallery


Shirt Factory21 Cooper Street Glens Falls • 518-353-2121 • shirtfactorygf.com
• July 10-August 10: Annual National Pastel Exhibition at the Shirt Factory Gallery


Skidmore College (Schick Art Gallery)
Saisselin Art Building, 2nd floor, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY


Slate Valley Museum
• NEW “A WPA Project,” a look at WPA funded projects in the area and how the people of the Slate Valley reacted
• “20 Objects, 20 Years of Sharing Slate Valley Stories: The Industry, The People, and The Stone”
• 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
• July 19 - September 29: Tides & Tempests


Southwestern Vermont Health Care
Corridor Gallery • svhealthcare.org


start Space
263 Depot Street, Manchester Center, VT • gallery@startspace.art or www.startspace.art
• Jun 8 - Jul 20: “Reflections: Solo exhibition of new work by Dona Mara


Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill
145 E. Main Street, Poultney VT
• www.stonevalleyarts.org or 802-325-2603
• through Jul 28: “South West Furniture Makers and Artisans Working in Slate, Clay and Fiber”


(Frances Young) Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery (at Skidmore College)
• Jun 1 - Jul 21: “Streb Action”
• through June 23: Elevator Music 38: Bioni Samp — “Digital Beehive” in elevator
• Jun 1 - Jul 21: “New Ms. Thang” in Winter Gallery
• through Aug. 4: “Hyde Cabinet #3: From Brothel to Museum”
• through Sept. 8: "Tel_” in the State Farm Mezzanine Gallery
rough June 23: “Like Sugar”


Thompson Giroux Gallery
57 Main Street, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3336 • www.hompsongirouxgallery.com
• through June 23: “Frank, Margot & Tom


Valley Artisans Market
25 East Main, Cambridge, NY • 518-677-2765 • www.valleyartisansmarket.com
• through june 11: Andrew Pate Retrospective: 50 Years of Woodwork, Furniture and Design.

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


Whiting Studio Gallery
105 Holmes Road, Argyle, NY


Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)
76 Spring Street, Williamstown, MA • • 413-597-2429 • wcma.williams.edu
• through Sept. 2: “Summer Space”


World Awareness Children’s Museum
GO! interactive space at 89 Warren St., downtown Glens Falls • 518-793-2773 • www.worldchildrensmuseum.org
• Opens Jun 29: “Wear in the World”
• Numerous hands-on children’s exhibits including “One World Gallery” and “World Musi