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George Eastman Museum logoThe museum announces its photography and film workshop schedule for 2020; three brand-new workshops being offered

Rochester, N.Y., December 3, 2019—The George Eastman Museum has announced its 2020 schedule of photography workshops. The museum is offering 19 hands-on workshops next year, including three brand-new offerings, including Handmade 35mm Black-and-White Film in April; Salt, Albumen, Collodion Printing Out Processes in July; and Lippmann Color Plates in August (Sold out; waitlist only). Registration is now open for all 2020 workshops at eastman.org/workshops.

Museum of the Moving ImagePlus, annual Curators’ Choice series; theatrical runs of Feast of the Epiphany, Downtown 81, and Chinese Portrait; and a special live performance event relating to Andy Kaufman

December 2019–January 2020

Astoria, N.Y. — Museum of the Moving Image has announced that the major exhibition Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey will open January 18, 2020, accompanied by a series of films that influenced Kubrick and co-writer Arthur C. Clarke; regular screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey, in DCP and 70mm; plus additional to-be-announced events. In addition, the annual Curators’ Choice series returns in December and January and features some of the past year’s best films, and curators’ personal favorites, with some filmmaker appearances. Below is an overview of programs from late-November through January 2020; additional programs will be announced as they are confirmed.

Schweinfurth marionette performanceAuburn, NY (Nov. 22, 2019) – The Schweinfurth Art Center is joining with other cultural and historic sites in Auburn, NY, for Holiday Traditions and will be open for free on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. The event has a long tradition in Auburn, starting more than 30 years ago.

This year, the Schweinfurth Art Center will be open 1 to 5 p.m. for visitors to view the center's two exhibitions, "Quilts=Art=Quilts 2019" and "Narrative Quilts" by Ellen M. Blalock. The center will be serving mulled cider and holiday cookies.

Billy HarperHudson, N.Y.— Hudson Hall is proud to announce the 3rd Annual HUDSON JAZZ FESTIVALTM, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15 and SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16 (President’s Day Weekend). Presented by Hudson Hall and curated by the distinctive Hudson-based pianist Armen Donelian. The 2020 Festival offers jazz enthusiasts and contemporary music fans a packed weekend of masterful artists performing music from around the globe.

Any Cat Stevens Song, 1996February 1 to July 12, 2020

Saratoga Springs, NY (November 19, 2019) – The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College presents Mary Weatherford: Canyon–Daisy–Eden from February 1 through July 12, 2020, a survey of the acclaimed artist’s career that draws from several distinct bodies of work made between 1989 and 2017.

Over the last three decades, Mary Weatherford has developed a rich and diverse painting practice, from her early 1990s target paintings based on operatic heroines, to the expansive, gestural canvases overlaid with neon glass-tubing that brought attention to Weatherford’s practice in the 2010s. As constant experiments with color, scale, and materials, the works in the exhibition reveal the continuity of Weatherford’s preoccupation with memory and experience, both personal and historical.

The Giant HoaxA New Musical Based on the True(?) Story of the Cardiff Giant, Discovered in 1869

New York, NY (Nov. 19, 2019) – With performances beginning tonight on Theatre Row, IndieWorks Theatre Company, Inc., and Visceral Entertainment are pleased to announce that $18.69 rush tickets are available for each performance of The Giant Hoax, a new musical based upon the true(?) story of New York’s famous Cardiff Giant. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Cardiff Giant’s discovery, rush tickets are available at the door one hour prior to each performance with a maximum of two tickets per person, subject to availability. Sixteen performances will be staged on a varying scheduling at Theatre Row’s Theatre One (formerly The Lion Theatre) 410 West 42nd Street in New York City from November 19-December 7, 2019. The Giant Hoax is recommended for ages six and up.

George Eastman Museum logoTemporary closures scheduled during construction

Rochester, N.Y., November 18, 2019—The George Eastman Museum has announced it will break ground on January 6, 2020, for a new visitor center, which includes construction of the ESL Federal Credit Union Pavilion. The visitor center project, which involves relocating the museum’s main entrance to the west side of the building, is the most significant structural change to the museum since the gallery and collections building was constructed in 1989. The project is expected to be complete by July 2020.

English VinglishNovember 21, 23 & 24

The festival is being presented in partnership with the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, and Hamilton College 

Rochester, N.Y., November 15, 2019—The George Eastman Museum, in partnership with the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, and Hamilton College will present Filmi Worlds: A Festival of Indian Cinema at the Dryden Theatre on November 21. The festival continues on November 23 and 24. This three-day film festival and symposium will combine film screenings, scholarly talks, and public conversations about South Asian film.

Bethel Woods - Historic Site of the Woodstock Festival logoIn Support of Vital Cultural Programs

Bethel, NY (November 13, 2019) Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the nonprofit cultural arts organization located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced that it has been awarded a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for 2020 with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  NYSCA grants support the transformative impact of the performing, literary, visual and media arts in New York State.

Days of HeavenMoments of Grace: The Collected Terrence Malick includes all of his features, some alternate versions, and a preview screening of his new film A Hidden Life
November 15–December 8, 2019

Astoria, New York, November 12, 2019 — In celebration of Terrence Malick’s new film, the deeply spiritual, achingly ethical, and politically resonant A Hidden Life, Museum of the Moving Image presents the comprehensive retrospective Moments of Grace: The Collected Terrence Malick, from November 15 through December 8. The films in the series span a period of nearly 50 years, opening with Malick’s 1970s breakthroughs Badlands (1973) and Days of Heaven (1978), through his career-revival masterworks The Thin Red Line (1998) and The New World (2005), and continuing with his 21st-century films—from Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Tree of Life (2011); the trio of To the Wonder (2012), Knight of Cups (2015), and Song to Song (2017); and sole documentary project Voyage of Time (2016)—through to this year’s A Hidden Life.

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