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First Thursday Gallery HopYonkers, N.Y. (August 20, 2017) – Fall’s First Thursday Gallery Hop will feature several exhibits that explore cultural diversity and how these groups enriched historic and present-day Yonkers. The monthly art walk takes place Thurs., Sept. 7 with a celebratory kick-off at Blue Door Art Gallery at 5 p.m. Philipse Manor Hall, PC4, Urban Studio Unbound (US+U) and Riverfront Art Gallery will be open to the public from 5:30-7:30 p.m. that evening.

Mt McGregorSeptember 2 to October 11, 2017

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (August 22, 2017) — On September 2, States of Incarceration, the first national traveling multimedia exhibition and coordinated public dialogue to explore the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States, opens at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Skidmore partnered with the Humanities Action Lab, a coalition of 20 university and college public history and documentary studies programs affiliated with the New School, and worked with over 500 students and formerly incarcerated individuals across the U.S. to create the traveling exhibition, which launched in New York City in April 2016.

Orchestra at SpacHighlights Include Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks; Yo-Yo Ma PlayIN and Performance; All-Gershwin Program with the Marcus Roberts Trio, “A Night at the Opera” and More;

“Philadelphia for Families” Programs - Cirque de la Symphonie, and Movie Nights

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Raiders of the Lost Ark

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – The Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, returns to its beloved summer home at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, August 2 at 8 P.M. to kick off three weeks of exhilarating, diverse performances. The season, August 2 – 19, encompasses wide-ranging classical and contemporary repertoire, world renowned musicians and conductors, family-oriented multi-media offerings and an opera evening. The full schedule of SPAC’s programming and events is available at spac.org.

Jasper String QuartetEvening concerts August 4 and 6, and Daytime Family Music Fest on August 5

Cooperstown, N.Y. (July 23, 2017) – The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival will present three concerts the weekend of August 4-6, featuring the Jasper String Quartet, pianist Gilles Vonsattel, and flutist and Festival artistic director Linda Chesis.

On August 4 at 7:30 pm at Christ Church in Cooperstown, the Jasper String Quartet will perform a program called “Paysages,” featuring four works that convey a sense of place. Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia’s Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians. The Jaspers (J Freivogel and Sae Chonayashi, violins; Sam Quintal, viola; Rachel Henderson Freivogel, cello) have been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad) and “powerful” (New York Times).

Mighty Might in the Green Trunks$100,000 from Terra Foundation, $60,000 from Warhol Foundation

Funds will support fall 2018 exhibition at Skidmore Colleges, The Imagist Object: New Dimensions in Chicago Art, 1964-1980

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (July 19, 2017) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College has received two major grants totaling $160,000 from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Terra Foundation for American Art in support of the fall 2018 exhibition and catalogue The Imagist Object: New Dimensions in Chicago Art, 1964-1980.

The Imagist Object, on view from September through December 2018 at the Tang, will explore the sculptural work and dimensional paintings by Chicago artists who invented their own kind of pop art, …

George Eastman Museum logoHidden Garden Concert will bring live music to the museum’s grounds

Rochester, N.Y., July 19, 2017— Due to a major restoration project that has temporarily closed the East Porch and East Vista of George Eastman’s historic mansion, this is the first summer in 22 years that the George Eastman Museum is not hosting its annual Garden Vibes concert series. The museum plans to keep the music alive, however, with a special Hidden Garden Concert on Saturday, August 19, at 6 p.m.

Rochester’s own Ben Morey and The Eyes will headline, celebrating the release of their album Mt. Doom, which was recorded at the South Wedge Mission in 2016. The concert, which will feature a very special opening set by solo performer O, will be held on the north side of the museum grounds, near the University Avenue fence.

Yonkers Gallery GroupYonkers, N.Y. (July 19, 2017) – Returning for its second month on Thurs., August 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the First Thursday Gallery Hop is excited to announce the addition of Urban Studio Unbound (US+U) to the list of participating galleries in the monthly art walk. Other studios include Blue Door, PC4, Philipse Manor Hall, and Riverfront Art Gallery.

Each month, galleries extend their hours so visitors can explore Yonkers’ art scene through self-guided walking tours, bringing together art lovers, community members, and repeat visitors who collect art, dine, and shop at local businesses.

Argentine celebration at SPACPre-Show events include Argentine polo players and horses and asado

Film Forum screening of Un Tango Mas (One Last Tango) and tango lessons on July 22 at Spa Little Theater

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – A celebration of Argentinian culture and traditions will surround the July 20 SPAC debut of percussive dance troupe Che Malambo with special pre-show features that include a pre-performance display of Argentine horses and polo players on the lawn, an Argentine asado and authentic cuisine at the Hall of Springs restaurant. The Film Forum @ SPAC will also present the acclaimed film Un Tango Mas along with tango lessons at the Spa Little Theater on July 22. Tickets and more information are available at spac.org.

Hyde smART Series10:30 am to 12:30 pm Tuesdays, July 18 to August 29

Glens Falls, N.Y. — Why does the line in this artwork feel like it is moving? Why does pattern sometimes mess with my eyes? Why do open spaces make me feel alone? This summer, all your children's art questions will be answered at The Hyde Collection's smART Series!

Held from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm every Tuesday from July 18 to August 29, the drop-in series will investigate creative concepts in Modern art, exploring how Contemporary artists express their ideas. Children will examine works on exhibition in the Museum's galleries, learn the concepts, then apply them to their own projects in the Art Studio.