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New Whaling Exhibit Opening in Southampton in March

Jan 20, 2017

Sperm Whale in a Flurry by Louis Ambroise Garneray, c 1840

Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry

Opening Reception on March 4 

Southampton, N.Y. - The Year of the Whale is an interactive and inclusive exhibit that adds new discoveries to the accumulation of documentation and artifacts collected over more than 100 years and illuminates Southampton Village's prominent role in the whaling industry at its mid-19th century height. Whaling tools, maps, illustrations, archival images and text will be displayed with an eye toward making the exhibit accessible to audiences of varied interests and all ages. Among those whose roles will be highlighted are local indigenous people, slaves, servants, whaling captains, and the families that were sustained by the whaling industry.

‘Science on Screen’ Series Features Screenings and Discussions with Scientists and Filmmakers

Jan 20, 2017


January 29-May 21, 2017

Astoria, New York, January 20, 2017-Museum of the Moving Image and its online publication Sloan Science & Film are pleased to join the nationwide film program Science on Screen®, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in presenting a series of screenings accompanied by discussions with scientists and filmmakers. The inaugural series at Moving Image, from January 29 through May 21, includes films that span from the silent era through those made for the Internet, and focus on subjects ranging from seahorses to androids. Science on Screen is organized by Sonia Epstein, Executive Editor of Sloan Science & Film.

Dutch Connection will be on display at the George Eastman Museum beginning February 10

Jan 18, 2017

Live flowers on display February 10-26-also on view, artifacts from George Eastman's life 100 years ago

Rochester, N.Y., January 18, 2017-The George Eastman Museum presents virtual springtime, with the annual Dutch Connection floral display, on view Friday, February 10, through Sunday, February 26. This colorful two-week display will feature thousands of flowering bulbs, displayed throughout the historic mansion.

Lorna Bieber: Forces of Nature

Jan 17, 2017

January 21 to May 14 at The Hyde

Glens Falls, N.Y.-Lorna Bieber isn't a photographer, but she creates works using images-sometimes as many as 100 of them-from other sources. The innovative contemporary artist selects generic stock images and  transforms them to create art that speaks to viewers as a mystical version of their own memories.

On Saturday, January 21, The Hyde Collection opens Lorna Bieber: Forces of Nature, which features the artist's massive photo montages and murals in the Hoopes Gallery.

Wine Painting Party, Family Weekends and More at the Wild Center

Jan 17, 2017

Wine Painting Party at Wild Center

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - A Wine Painting Party and Family Weekends are just some of the exciting events upcoming at The Wild Center.

EVENTS  Night Owls: A Wine Painting Party. January 20. Join The Wild Center this winter to relax and explore your artistic talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Take a closer look into the Adirondacks during this fun watercolor workshop where you will create an original watercolor.

Final Four Headliners Announced for Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's 16th Edition

Jan 17, 2017

Joss Stone

King Crimson, Joss Stone, "To Ray, With Love" Maceo Parker and The Ray Charles Orchestra featuring The Raelettes, and Scott Bradlee's "Postmodern Jukebox" 

Tickets on Sale Friday January 20 at 10AM 

Rochester, N.Y. -- January 17, 2017 -- Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announced today the final four headliner shows for the nine-day 16th edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 23 to July 1, 2017.

FDR Library to Host "A Day of Women in Tech" on January 28

Jan 13, 2017

Hyde Park, N.Y. -- Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hudson Valley Tech Meetup and AT&T will present A DAY OF WOMEN IN TECH in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. This program is a celebration and showcase of women in New York's Hudson Valley who are making significant contributions in the field of technology. A DAY OF WOMEN IN TECH, which welcomes everyone regardless of gender identity, will feature speakers and discussions on a diverse number of timely tech topics as well as Eleanor Roosevelt's own use of technology to reshape the role of First Lady.

Howlin' at the Moon concert series kicks off 10th season at Mabee Farm Historic Site!

Jan 13, 2017

Howlin' at the Moon

Schenectady, N.Y. - The Schenectady County Historical Society is celebrating their 10th year of Americana music on the Mohawk! Join them each month on the full moon as they welcome Howlin' favorites and new voices to the Mabee Farm stage! With its rustic Dutch barn nestled on the Mohawk River, Mabee Farm is the perfect place for an evening of bluegrass, folk, and toe-tapping tunes!

1st U.S. Exhibition Devoted to Visionary Dutch Artist Hercules Segers Opens at The Met on Feb. 13

Jan 12, 2017

Hercules Segers, (Dutch, ca. 1590-ca. 1638). The Mossy Tree

New York, N.Y. - Hercules Segers (ca. 1589-ca. 1638), the great Dutch experimental printmaker, created otherworldly landscapes of astonishing originality by using an extraordinary array of techniques that still puzzle scholars today. The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from February 13 through May 21,will be the first major exhibition in the United States devoted to the artist, who possessed one of the most fertile creative minds of his time. Although his name is not well known today, Segers's works were highly prized during his lifetime, and Rembrandt (1606-1669) owned eight of his paintings and a printing plate.

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