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Area Exhibitions


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 College (Usdan Gallery, VAPA)
• through April 15: “Unpacking the Vault,“ an exploration of the surprising scope of objects and narratives in the art holdings at the college


Bennington Museum
• through May 6: Southwestern Vermont Health Care, “A Century of Caring”
• through May 28: “Enthusiasms: Personal Paintings by Jessica Park”
• ”Magic and Mystery.” Works by Gayleen Aiken and Duane Michals Side-by-Side. On view in the John T. Harrison Jr. Orientation Hall
• 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


Berkshire Museum
• through May 13: “Mission Aerospace” Explore flight, navigation, and NASA in this extensive exhibition integrating thescience and history behind airplanes, helicopters, rockets, and other aircraft.
• ongoing: Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection”


Brill Gallery
Eclipse Mill, Studio 109, 243 Union St., North Adams • 413-664-4353 • brillgallery109.com
• extended through Feb. 2018: “The Mohawk Trail Nude Tattoo” Exhibition. The Tattooed Ladies along The Mohawk – from Boston to Albany


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 April 21: pastel artist Lesley Heathcote: “Portraits of Nature”


Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren, Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-828-1915 • carriehaddadgallery.com
• through April 22: “Peculiar Rarities” — media from porcelain to Play-Doh, and subject matter that includes icebergs, Victorian steampunk characters, conniving housewives, and Judy Garland

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

Chapman Historical Museum of Glens Falls
• through April 2018: “H2O: A History of Water” — examines the historical uses of water in the Glens Falls region from the mid-19th century, when people depended on private wells, to the present day
• through April 2018: ”Watercraft” — A small exhibit of Seneca Ray Stoddard photos of canoes, skiffs, guideboats, etc. used on Lake George and other Adirondack waters


Chatham Bookstore
27 Main, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3005; www.chatham-bookstore.com
• through April 6: “Women and Power,” by ceramic artist Mary Anne Davis
• April 7-30: In a show entitled “Back From The Brink,” Nancy Castaldo shows photographs from her new book of the same name, with subtitle “Saving Animals From Extinction.”


(Sterling & Francine) Clark Art Institute
• throug April 22: Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection


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


Collar Works
621 River St., Troy, NY • www.collarworks
• through May 12: “Article 13,” which takes its title from the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, namely “everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state, and everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and return to his country.”


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., Lke George, NY • 518-668-26164 • www.lakegeorgearts.org
• through April 14: Daesha Devón Harris


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


1315 MASS MoCA Way
• through May 5: “CHINESE ABSTRACTION”


Davis Orton Gallery
114 Warren St, Hudson, NY • 518-697-0266


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, dams, MA • ferrincontemporary.com

510 Warren Street Gallery
510 Warren St., Hudson, NY • 51•–8-822-0510


Gallery at 46 Green Street
Warren Street at 46 Green Street, Hudson, NY
• opening Dec. 2: “Colly In the Milky Way,” the first solo exhibition of the work of Colly, the artist


Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main Street, Lee MA •
• through April 10: “Shapes in Space” — A CATA A.R.T. Retrospective
• throughout April: autism related artwork


Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA)
398 Main Street, Catskill, NY • 518-943-3400 • www.greenearts.org
• April 28 - June 9: Resident Alien (foreign-born artists group show)


Hancock Shaker Village
1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield MA •
413-443-0188 • hancockshakervillage.org
• April 14 - May 6: the popular enduring Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm. Meet the newest arrivals in the must-see restored Round Stone Barn and Dairy Ell


Hudson Valley Community College
Teaching Gallery, Administration Building, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY • 518-629-7180
• April 20-28: Juried Fine Arts Students and Advanced Study in Drawing & Painting Exhibitions.
Year-end exhibitions by visual arts students in the Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Digital Media. The exhibitions are organized and installed by students in Gallery Management courses


The Hyde Collection
• through March 18: “Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau”


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


John Davis Gallery
362 1/2 Warren, Hudson, NY • 518-828-5907
• March 31 - April 22: John Lees, drawings
• April 28 - May 20: Erin Walrath, “Remnant”


Joyce Goldstein Gallery
16 Main St., Chatham, NY • 518-764-8989


Kinderhook Memorial Library
18 Hudson Street, Kinderhook, NY • 518-758-6192 • kinderhooklibrary.org


2642 NY Route 23 just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale, NY • labspaceart@gmail.com
• Feb. 17-March 17: “The Nature Lab,” an exhibition of contemporary work by 92 artists


Laffer Gallery
96 Broad 3St., Schuylerville, NY • 518-695-3181 • www.thelaffergallery.com


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


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)”
• 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

National Museum of Dance
Saratoga Spa State Park • www.dancemuseum.org
]• NEW: “Gender Neutral,” opening April 19
• 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
• P.O. Box 338, Hillsdale, NY • Tel: 413-246-5776 • 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 York State Museum
• opens Nov. 4: “Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial”
• through June 3, 2018: “A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War”
• through Oct. 20, 2019: Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal (Phase One)


Norman Rockwell Museum
• through May 28: “Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi”
• 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.northcountryartscenter.org
• through May 5: Val Roberts Art Exhibition at 2nd Floor Gallery Location At City Hall (42 Ridge
Street, Glens Falls, NY)
• through April 28: Renewal Art Exhibition at NCA at the Shirt Factory (71 Lawrence Street, Suite #114 In Glens Falls, NY)


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
• through May 13: simultaneous solo exhibitions featuring the work Liliana Porter and Ana Tiscornia


Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS)
57 Second Street, Troy, NY • 518-272-7232 • www.rchsonline.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
• April 15 - May 25: “Dimensions of Space,” works by Jenny Hutchinson.

Sand Lake Center for the Arts 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY • 518-674-2007 • www.slca-ctp.org


Saratoga Arts
• 2019 Call for Artists working in any medium to apply for consideration by the exhibitions review panel. The deadline to submit artworks for review is May 15, 2018. For questions about the 2019 Call For Submissions, please email Emma Huneck, Exhibitions Director at ehuneck@saratoga-arts.org or call 518-584-4132
• through May 5: “Elemental Narratives,” works by Diane Fine, Oliver Schemm and Daisy Rockwell


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


449 Warren St. #3, Hudson, NY
• opening April 7: “Sit-In”


Shirt Factory
71 Lawrence St, Studio 120, Glens Falls • 518-353-2121 • shirtfactorygf.com

Simon’s Rock (Bard College at)
84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA

Skidmore College (Schick Art Gallery)
Saisselin Art Building, 2nd floor, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
• through April 22: Exhibition of paintings, drawings, and stop-motion animations by artist Matt Bollinger


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


Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC)

\]Stockbridge Library
corner of Main and Elm Streets in Stockbridge, MA
• April 2 - 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 May 20: “Elevator Music 35: Ephraim Asili’s ‘Jazz Salt’ celebrates music and poetry of the African American experience
• through April 22: “Faux Faux (Lobby Life)”
• through April 22: “This Place,” a photographic exploration of Israel and the West Bank
• throughApril 22: Guillermo Galindo’s exhibition
“Sounds of the Border,” which features instruments made from discarded objects found along the 2000-mile national divide
• through May 20: “Rose Ocean—Living with Duchamp”
• through Sept. 1, 2019: “Tel. . .”


Thompson Giroux Gallery
57 Main Street, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3336 • www.thompsongirouxgallery.com
• through May 6: Christie Scheele “Atlas/Hudson River Valley”


Valley Artisans Market
25 East Main, Cambridge, NY • 518-677-2765 • www.valleyartisansmarket.com
• through April 10: Barbara Sarvis “The Spirit of Nature”
• April 13 - May 8: Beverly Mastrianni: Sculpture

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