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Area Exhibitions


Bennington Arts Guild
339 Main St, Bennington, VT • 802-442-7838 • www.benningtonartsguild.com

Bennington Center for the Arts
• through Dec. 23: annual “Small Works Show”
• ongoing: extensive exhibit on covered bridges, Floyd Scholz Bird Carvings, Eric Sloane painting, Native American artifacts and wind sculptures


Bennington College (Usdan Gallery, VAPA)
• NOW OPEN: “Vital Curiosity,” which focuses on how a group of alumni artists —who represent a diversity of generations, formal approaches, and experiences—seize upon color as a dynamic, and often ineffable, element in their abstraction


Bennington Museum
• through Nov. 5: “Grandma Moses: American Modern.” It will upset your expectations and get you to look at this beloved American artist with fresh eyes. By putting her paintings side-by-side with works by such iconic Modernists as Joseph Cornell, Helen Frankenthaler, Fernand Léger, and Andy Warhol, and folk artists such as Edward Hicks and Joseph Pickett, the exhibition allows visitors to discover for themselves how all these artists drew on found images, color, collage, memory, and their own innate artistic sensibility to create original masterpieces.
• through Sept. 4: “Between Past and Future: Clemens Kalischer’s Vermont”: Over thirty images including some taken during six decades of photographing the Marlboro Music Festival with images of such icons in the music industry as Van Cliburn, Rudolf Serkin, Pablo Casals. Another large group of photographs are from Kalischer’s important 1958 Peacham series, which captures both a timeless sense of a traditional culture rooted in patterns of work and play, and the explosive vitality of youth at a high school dance. His Vermont work is deep and varied, comprising thousands of images traversing more than six decades — in the Works on Paper Gallery
• through Dec. 30: “Buy Local: Photographs from the Weichert-Isselhardt Collection
• 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 Museum
• through Aug. 21: Berkshire Now: images of Antarctica by photographer Shaun O’Boyle
• through Sept. 4: “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World”
• ongoing: Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection”


Brill Gallery
Eclipse Mill, Studio 109, 243 Union St., North Adams • 413-664-4353 • brillgallery109.com
• through Oct. 2017: “The Mohawk Trail Nude Tattoo” Exhibition. The Tattooed Ladies along The Mohawk Trail – from Boston to Albany


Cambridge Historical Society & Museum
Broad St., Cambridge, NY
• season-long cumulative exhibit relating to the Vietnam era. Everyone is encouraged to participate by offering personal and collected memories, clippings, letters, pictures and memorabilia of the era


Canfield Gallery
Martha Canfield Memorial Free Library, 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT • 802-375-6153
• Aug. 5 - Sept. 5: “Still Life” featuring Joan Luria, Helen Young, Judy Cotter, Nancy Tips


Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren, Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-828-1915 • carriehaddadgallery.com
• through Aug. 6: summer group show of paintings by Mark Beard and Corinne Robbins, as well as works on paper by Claire Lofrese, Anne Francey, Sue Bryan, David Seiler, and the duo Kahn & Selesnick
• Aug. 9 - Sept. 24: Jenny Nelson, Stephen Walling, Christopher Engel, Bruce Murphy, Juan Garcia-Nunez & John Griebsch


Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
P.O. Box 495, 6456 Marble Street, West Rutland, VT, 05777 • 802-438-2097 • www.carvingstudio.org
• through Aug. 20: installation by San Francisco artist Holly Wong “Biology of Thought”


Castleton University
• through Aug. 12: The Abstract Eye: Do You See What I See?” from Mary Fran Lloyd in Castleton Downtown Gallery, Center Street Alley, Center Street, Rutland


Chapman Historical Museum of Glens Falls
• through Sept. 3: Stoddard Mini-Exhibit: “By Stage to Lake George”
• through Oct 1: “Water & Light: S.R. Stoddard’s Photos of Lake George”
• ongoing: the DeLong House


Chatham Bookstore
27 Main, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3005 • www. chathambookstore.com
• through Aug. 6: Susan Anthony exhibits “Troy, New York: A Tarnished City Alive Again”


(Sterling & Francine) Clark Art Institute
• through Sept. 4: “Orchestrating Elegance: Alma-Tadema and Design”
• through Aug. 27: “Picasso: Encounters”
• through Oct. 1: “An Inner World: Seventeenth Century Dutch Genre Painting”
• through Sept. 24: No Rules: Helen Frankenthaler Woodcuts”
• through Aug. 22: Community Access to the Arts (CATA) exhibit: artworks by people with disabilities
• through Oct. 9: “As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings”
• through Oct. 9, 2017: “Thomas Schütte: Crystal”5


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


Collar Works
621 River St., Troy, NY • www.collarworks


Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS)
P.O. Box 311, 5 Albany Avenue, Kinderhook, NY • 518-758-9265 • cchs@cchsny.org
• on view now: “Elegance & Strength: Stenciled Furniture and the Shell Motif”


Columbia Green Community College
4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY • www.sunycgcc.edu
• through Aug. 27: “The Bird’s Nest” an exploration in watercolor & oil paint by Dea Archibold


Copper Trout Gallery @ Cambridge Lantern Works
1163 Rte 313, Cambridge, NY • 518.677.8797 • coppertroutgallery.com


Courthouse Gallery
in Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Sts., Lake George, NY • 518-668-2616 • www.lakegeorgearts.org
• through Aug. 11: Bruce Hiscock, Marika McCoola and Jen Sattler


Crandall Public Library (Folklife Gallery)

1315 MASS MoCA Way
• through Aug. 19: Mabel Poblet: “Bouyancy”


Davis Orton Gallery
114 Warren St, Hudson, NY • 518-697-0266
• through Aug. 28: Third Annual Group Show


Dorset Historical Society
P.O. Box 52 · Route 30 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset, VT • 802-867-0331 • dorsetvthistory.org
• Until Early 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, dams, MA • ferrincontemporary.com
• now on view: “Sergei Isupov: Selections from Hidden Messages”


510 Warren Street Gallery
510 Warren St., Hudson, NY • 518-822-0510
Aug. 4-27: Nancy Felcher: “Grids, drips & drawn lines”


Gallery@ 46 Green Street Studios
46 Green St., Hudson, New York • 518-303-6446 •
• opened April 1: “I Am Here”, the first solo exhibition of photographs by Sasha Sicurella, a Canadian-born artist


1055 County Route 30, Salem, NY • 518-854-3250 • www.Gardenworksfarm.com
• Aug. 6 - Oct. 9: “Hens & Roosters: A Flock of Artists” — includes pastels, watercolors and oils with a rural theme


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
• through Sept. 23: “Co-Lab Lab” Exhibition featuring artwork by teams of two or more people, presenting a unique, multi-perspective opportunity for a deep exploration of the concept of “working together”

Hudson Art
112 Water St., Williamstown, MA
• through Aug.12: Jane Hudson, “Works on Paper”


The Hyde Collection
• opening June 10: “To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift,” in the new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery
• through Sept. 17: “Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve” and “Ellsworth Kelly: Fruits & Flowers


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


John Davis Gallery
362 1/2 Warren, Hudson, NY • 518-828-5907
• through Aug. 13: Bruce Gagnier, “Animula”
• Aug. 19 - Sept. 10: Michael David, “
Navigators, Golems and Geishas”

Joyce Goldstein Gallery
16 Main St., Chatham, NY • 518-764-8989
• through August 5: “Inside Out,” work of Eve Stuart


2642 NY Route 23 just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale, NY • labspaceart@gmail.com
• through Aug. 12: “Hat Tip,” a group exhibition generated by each member of the +1+1 collective choosing an artist whose work they admire, and asking that artist to do the same


Laffer Gallery
96 Broad 3St., Schuylerville, NY • 518-695-3181 • www.thelaffergallery.com
• Aug. 12 - Sept. 10: “Shifting Focus,” featuring the artwork of: Charles Bremer and Leslie Ferst


LARAC (Lower Adirondac k Regional Arts Council)
7 Lapham Place, on City Park, downtown Glens Falls • 518-798-1144 • www.larac.org
• through Aug. 4: Historic Performances: A collection of show posters from various presenting and producing theaters found in this region
• Aug. 18 - Sept. 15: Insta Exploration. A collection of works by regional artists who have developed their career and following through Instagram.


Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, MA • 413-499-9348 • www.culturalpittsfield.com


Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art
• ON VIEW NOW: B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building
• at least through 2018: Laurie Anderson
• at least through 2018: Louise Bourgeois
• at least through 2018: Jenny Holzer
• at least through 2018:Gunnar Schonbeck, “No Experience Required”
• at least through 2018: James Turrell , “Into The Light”
• at least through 2018: Robert Rauschenberg, “A Quake in Paradise (Labyrinth)”
• through Sept. 4, 2017: Nick Cave, “Until”
• 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”
• at least through 2017: Steffani Jemison “Plant You Now, Dig You Later”
• at least through 2017: Elizabeth King, “Radical Small”
• at least through 2017: Tanja Hollander, “Are you really my friend?
• ongoing: Sol LeWit: A Wall Drawing Retrospective, 105 of the artist’s large-scale wall drawings
• ongoing: “Tree Logic,” exhibit of inverted trees``
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 Sept. 23: “3 Second Stories” by flipbook artist Tom Olson

Museum of Lenox History
65 Main Street, Lenox
• through August 26: The Historical Society continues the Lenox 250th celebration with the second of three exhibits which document Lenox life. The current exhibit, “Lenox: 80 Years - Wars, the Gilded Age, Inventions” focuses on a period of vast changes from the 1840s to 1920 — photos, artifacts, ephemera


National Museum of Dance
Saratoga Spa State Park • www.dancemuseum.org
• NEW: “National Museum of Dance: Celebrating 30 Years”
• now open: “50 Years at SPAC”
• now open: “Design for Dance: The Malcolm McCormick Collection,” the newest “Art in the Foyer” exhibition
• now open: Hall of Fame Inductee Patricia Wilde
• now open: Hall of Fame Inductee Gregory Hines
• now open: “The Dancing Athlete”
• ongoing: “Dancers in Film”
• ongoing: “Saratoga Favorites”


Neumann Fine Art
65 Cold Water Street, Hillsdale, NY • www.neumannfineart.com
• through Aug. 12: “A Canon of Beauty” group show featuring Barry DeBaun
• Extended into 2017: “Nine Lives 2.0” — work of nine mature artists who have persevered through severe trials and continued to make art over their long careers


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 Sept. 3: “The People’s Art: Selections from the Empire State Plaza Art Collection”
• through December 31: “Hudson Valley Ruins”
• through June 3, 2018: “A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War”


Norman Rockwell Museum
• through Oct. 29: “Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol”
• through Oct. 29: “James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories”
• through November 19: “Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School”
• current exhibition: “The Art of Norman Rockwell: Highlights from the Permanent Collection”
• ongoing: “Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers”


North Country Arts
Three Glens Falls locations: Second Floor Gallery, City Hall, Ridge St. NCA at The Shirt Factory, Suite 114, 71 Lawrence Street and 190 Grille & Cinema, 190 Glen Street • www.northcountryartscenter.org

• July 3-28: NCA Member Show, at 2nd Floor City Hall

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 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
• new works on view for summer season: Tony Tasset, Tom Burr, Angela Bulloch, Matt Wedel


Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS)
57 Second Street, Troy, NY • 518-272-7232 • www.rchsonline.org
• through Dec. 22: “Uncle Sam: The Man in Life and Legend”
• through Jan. 14, 2018 : “
From Doughboys to Dylan: Changing Times on the Rensselaer County Home Front”
• through Aug. 26: “Get the Word Out: Signs of the Times


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


Sandisfield Arts Center Gallery
• Aug. 5-26: artist Ann-Marie Light


Sand Lake Center for the Arts
2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY • 518-674-2007 • www.slca-ctp.org
• through Aug. 15: Jay Freud photographs in Gallery


Saratoga Arts
• Call for artists (including painters, photographers, ceramicists, sculptors, printmakers, silversmiths, and more) to exhibit and sell their work in Congress Park on Saturday, September 16 (10 am-4 pm) at the annual Art in the Park show. Please call 518-584-4132 or email ehuneck@saratoga-arts.org for more information
• through Sept. 2: 10x10 Community Exhibition


Saunders Gallery of Fine Art
at bjsartworks Framing Gallery Studio
71 Lawrence Street Suite 105, Glens Falls, NY •
518-793-9350 • www.bjsartworks.com
• through Aug. 31: “Summer Breeze”: Regional Juried Art Exhibit and Sale


Schantz Galleries
3 Elm Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262
• Aug. 4-27: “Memories and Dreams:
The Art of Bertil Vallien”


Shirt Factory.
71 Lawrence St, Studio 120, Glens Falls • 518-353-2121 • shirtfactorygf.com
• through Aug. 12: 3nd National Adirondack Pastel Exhibition

Slate Valley Museum
• 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 Oct. 1: exhibition of lenticular photography by English artist Jeff Robb


Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC)
• through Sept. 10: Summer Member Show
• through Aug. 27: “I Choose Film,” film-based artworks, from antique and specialized processes, to hybrid, “figital” (film combined with digital) innovation. Far from being dead, film is just getting started


Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC)
Corridor Gallery • svhealthcare.org
• through August 16: new photography exhibit, titled “Favorite Places and Things.”


Spencertown Academy Arts Center
• through Aug. 13: “The Curator as Artist,” featuring mixed media collages, photographs, drawings, and paintings by Academy gallery curators Norma Cohen, Leslie Gabosh, Barbara Lax Kranz, Lynn Rothenberg, and Barbara Willner


Stockbridge Station
CORRECTION: address should have read 3 Depot St.
• through Sept 4: “The River Art Project,” which features five recognized painters who work with the river as their subject matter: Bart Elsbach, Mary Sipp Green, Stephen Hannock, Scott Prior and Jim Schantz


Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill
145 E. Main Street, Poultney VT • www.stonevalleyarts.org or 802-325-2603
• Aug. 4 - Sept. 2: “George Bouret Photography: architecture, landscape & people”

(Frances Young) Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery (at Skidmore College)
• through Aug. 27: Elevator Music 33: “Up = Out: A Sun Ra Mixtape”
• through Aug. 27: “The Young Years”
• through Sept. 24: “If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard”
• through Sept. 2017: Liz Collins Energy Field — INCLUDES A WORK BY artist E.V. Day CREATED AS a direct response to the tragedy in Orlando
• Oct. 14 - Dec. 30: solo exhibition, “Opener 30: Njideka Akunyili Crosby — Predecessors”


Thompson Giroux Gallery
57 Main Street, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3336 • www.thompsongirouxgallery.com
• through Aug. 20: “Character and Direction,” three contemporary artists who use line in their work much the way a character functions in a drama—providing a focus amidst the complexities unfolding all around.


U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site
• Now on display in the Grant Cottage Visitor Center, “A Brave and Generous Heart: The Life of Oliver Pendelton Clarke”


Valley Artisans Market
25 East Main, Cambridge, NY • 518-677-2765 • www.valleyartisansmarket.com
• Aug. 4-29: “Feeding the Body and Spirit”: Paintings by Laura Shore; Tile Art by Don Shore

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


Vermont Arts Exchange
through Oct. 29 • 20th annual NBOSS (North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show) at 48 Main St., North Bennington, VT • www.facebook.com/NBoutdoorsculptureshow • 802-442-3328


Walnut Hill Fine Art
551 Warren Street, Hudson, NY
• Aug. 12 - Sept. 24: a 67-foot-long multimedia installation Up River: The Journey Home by Kingsley Parker

Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)• through
• through Aug. 20: Robert Rauschenberg: “Autobiography”
• through Aug. 20: Accession Number
• Sept. 17: “Lex and Love: Meleko Mokgosi”


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