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Rochester, N.Y., August 25, 2020—The George Eastman Museum premiered Gathering Clouds: Photographs from the Nineteenth Century and Today on July 26 in the museum’s main galleries. Gathering Clouds illustrates the key role that clouds played in the development and reception of photography from around 1850 to 1920. Bringing cloud photography into the present by way of Alfred Stieglitz’s Equivalents (1923–34), the contemporary works in the exhibition forge new artistic paths while responding in various ways to the history of cloud photography. The exhibition features more than 100 photographs by 19th-century and contemporary artists. The exhibition is also available to view virtually with a 360 tour at eastman.org/clouds.

J. S. Wooley (American 1867-1930), Guide Boats, Southern View from Sabbath Day Point, Lake George, ca. 1909Glens Falls, NY (August 21, 2020) — Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, has announced that the Hyde Collection is a winner of a coveted Travelers’ Choice (formerly Certificate of Excellence) award. Travelers’ Choice winners are calculated based on reviews and opinions collected on Tripadvisor over the last year, taking into account both the quantity and quality of reviews. Such awards are given only to those attractions that land among the top 10 percent of all listings worldwide.

Skinningrove (2013, 15 mins.)  courtesy of Michael AlmereydaOn the Occasion of his New Film, 'Tesla' 

MoMI’s Virtual Cinema presentation includes four features and rarely shown shorts, August 21–September 20, 2020

New York, New York, August 12, 2020 — A true American iconoclast, Michael Almereyda has been directing, writing, and producing unconventional, fiercely independent visions in a variety of genres and styles for more than three decades, whether working in documentary, fiction, or a combination of the two. From August 21 through September 20, Museum of the Moving Image will present Michael Almereyda Here and Now, a recent career retrospective featuring four of the director’s most memorable 21st-century visions — William Eggelston in the Real WorldExperimenterMarjorie Prime, and Escapes — and a collection of rarely shown shorts. The retrospective coincides with the release of his latest film, Tesla, which stars Ethan Hawke and Kyle MacLachlan, on August 21.

National Comedy Center Lucille Ball Festival 2020Featuring Jimmy Fallon, Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Tiffany Haddish, Jay Leno, Kenan Thompson, Howie Mandel, Aidy Bryant, Margaret Cho, Roy Wood Jr., and More

Virtual Festival to Recognize National Comedy Center Advisory Board Member Carl Reiner, Featuring an Interview with Never-Before-Seen Footage from the Archives

National Comedy Center Virtual Festival Photos and Graphics: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lbf0p423d071v25/AABdZRcDR2y5gD-cIJsaVItIa?dl=0

Jamestown,  NY – August 12, 2020 – The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official cultural institution dedicated to comedy – recently named the “Best New Museum” in the country by USA Today --  is presenting its acclaimed Lucille Ball Comedy Festival virtually this year, featuring conversations with a diverse lineup of artists, starting this Friday, August 14, 2020 and streaming over three weekends throughout August.

Drive-In LIVE at RoselandCanandaigua, NY (August 11, 2020)  - The Producers of the Rochester Lilac Festival, Party in the Park and many other events in Rochester, NY, are pleased to work with Roseland Waterpark in Canandaigua, to continue their existing drive-in entertainment this summer.

As part of the continued series, the Drive-In Live Series at Roseland Waterpark will be adding performances by Almost Queen on August 22, Dark Star Orchestra on September 4 and G. Love and Friends on September 5. As in the past, the musical acts are LIVE and in person (not a recording) and attendees will park their vehicles and listen to live shows from the parking lot of the venue. The shows will be enhanced by full PA, digital screens and ASL interpreters.

SPAC - 2020New audio play written by Damian Lanigan, directed by Marcus Dean Fuller and featuring recordings by The Philadelphia Orchestra is a portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven at a time of personal crisis 

The performance will be available online for just two days on August 22nd -23rd in conjunction with Beethoven 2020, SPAC’s celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – On August 22nd, Saratoga Shakespeare Company (SSC) will premiere the audio performance of Testamentwritten by Damian Lanigan and co-produced with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in association with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Commissioned by Saratoga Shakespeare Company to be premiered during SPAC’s Beethoven 2020 Festival, Testament is a portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven in a moment of crisis – grappling with the loss of his hearing, and emerging from his suffering to write one of the greatest symphonies of all time. The production features recordings from The Philadelphia Orchestra, recreations of period instrumentation, and appearances by professional actors including several students and alumni from Skidmore College. In keeping with SSC’s commitment to presenting free and accessible professional productions, the performance will be available to stream online for free on both SSC and SPACBeethoven.org from August 22 at 8p.m. until 11:59p.m. on August 23.  …

George Eastman Museum logoA new selection of photographs in the History of Photography Gallery examines how the medium has helped shape perceptions of women and feminist movements since the mid-1800s 

Rochester, N.Y., August 10, 2020—The George Eastman Museum has recently opened a new rotation in its History of Photography Gallery commemorating the centennial of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. The amendment was intended to prohibit states and the federal government from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex. While this is celebrated as granting American women the right to vote, many women continued to be prevented from exercising that right. The installation, which opened on July 26 when the museum reopened to the public, will remain on view through January 3, 2021. For those who cannot visit the museum in person, the gallery is also available to view virtually with a 3D tour at eastman.org.

Tim DavisArtist marks release of Opener Series book with talk, performance on Tang’s Instagram account, Aug. 11 7pm

Saratoga Springs, NY (August 4, 2020) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites the public to an online celebration of the new publication Opener 31: Tim Davis – When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas) on Tuesday, August 11 at 7 p.m. on the Tang Instagram account. 

The event will feature a conversation between artist, writer, and musician Tim Davis and Rachel Seligman, the book’s editor and the Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Malloy Curator at the Tang. Davis, who will be on the front porch of his upstate New York home, will also have perform some original songs.

Schweinfurth Art CenterAuburn, NY (Aug. 5, 2020) - The Schweinfurth Art Center recently completed a $543,000 project to upgrade its heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, adding both to its second floor gallery and studio classroom. The contractor for the project was Century Heating & Air-Conditioning in Syracuse.

"This project will enable us to offer more exhibits and classes, since it will allow us to use the second floor facilities year-round," said Schweinfurth Executive Director Donna Lamb. "Until now that area had inadequate heating and no air conditioning."

Planning for the project began in 2017, when the art center's Board of Trustees developed a long-term plan for the facility. They picked the HVAC system as their top priority - the first of a three-part master plan - because it would allow the art center to expand its offerings.

SPAC - 2020Celebration highlighted by exclusive JONATHAN BISS virtual concert; World Premiere of TESTAMENT in Collaboration with Saratoga Shakespeare Company, and Caffè Lena "Stay Home Sessions" with PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA Musicians  

SPAC will launch NEW Beethoven online platform on August 5, coinciding with The Philadelphia Orchestra's previously scheduled residency, with recordings of all nine Beethoven Symphonies, a lecture series by Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and much more  

Saratoga Springs, NY (August 5, 2020) – Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces the continuation of SPAC REIMAGINED with a virtual Beethoven 2020 festival, which will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. Highlighting the virtual festival are special events including an exclusive Beethoven recital with pianist JONATHAN BISS (AUG 21), the World Premiere of TESTAMENT (AUG 22), a theatrical production in collaboration with Saratoga Shakespeare Company, and a Caffè Lena "Stay Home Sessions" concert with Philadelphia Orchestra musicians (AUG 15). Launching on August 5, what would have been opening night of The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC, is the Beethoven 2020 virtual platform featuring recordings of all nine Beethoven Symphonies, a lecture series on the Beethoven String Quartets by Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) and additional curated content available for the month of August for free at SPACBeethoven.org.

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