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SPAC - 2020

New York City Ballet • The Philadelphia Orchestra • The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 

Saratoga Springs, NY (January 12, 2020) – The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) resident companies -- New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center – return this summer to present a 2020 season highlighting a continued commitment to SPAC premieres of both new and classic works and a landmark celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Handcrafted - Schenectady County Historical SocietySchenectady, N.Y. – Bright, bold colors. Quaint and genuine. Beautiful in an unrefined way. These are just a few characteristics of the Schenectady County Historical Society's (SCHS) folk-art collection.

American folk art was born in the pre-industrial era and consists of diverse objects created by regular people as a means of expression. This creative impulse, and our universal search for beauty, are at the core of SCHS' latest exhibition, Handcrafted: The Folk and Their Art.

Wangechi MutuThursday, February 27, 6 p.m.

Saratoga Springs, NY (January 7, 2020) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College welcomes acclaimed artist Wangechi Mutu to deliver the third annual Winter/Miller Lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 27. The event is free and open to the public.

The Nairobi, Kenya-born Mutu has been hailed as one of the most distinguished artists of her generation, known for sculpture, collage, painting, video, and performance. Her work is often centered on the female body and challenges accepted notions of gender, race, and identity.

Arnold - FLEXFLEX - February 22 to June 7, 2020

Plaster casts of ancient sculpture juxtaposed with comic books, superhero figurines, bodybuilder photographs, and contemporary artwork by Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou, Nick Cave, Chie Fueki, Lucy Kim, John Lesnick, Andres Serrano, and Nancy Spero

Saratoga Springs, NY (December 18, 2019) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College presents the interdisciplinary exhibition FLEX, from Feb. 22 through June 7, bringing together contemporary and historical artworks and material culture to consider the intersections of muscular physiques and heroic images, how classical ideals are rearticulated today, and how muscled bodies represent changing notions of bravery, beauty, and health.

Melissa Thorne, sound curtains, 2010Exhibition creates a unique listening environment

December 21, 2019 to April 26, 2020

Saratoga Springs, NY —The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College presents Elevator Music 40: Melissa Thorne — Landslide/Solid, on view from Dec. 21 through April 26, 2020. The exhibition marks the Tang’s 40th audio-based installation in the museum’s elevator.

Landslide/Solid combines interior design, hard-edge abstraction, and narrative pop to create a unique listening environment.

Festival of Trees - SchenectadySchenectady, NY – The Festival of Trees is once again lighting up Schenectady this holiday season. Over fifty sponsors from local businesses and non-profit organizations have come together to turn the galleries of the SCHS and the YWCA into lands of wintertide enchantment. Featuring a total of 80 trees decorated in classic to kooky Christmas styles, The Festival of Trees is a glittering blend of wit and whimsy.

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Albany N.Y. – On December 6, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center will host the unveiling of their sixth juried photo exhibit, celebrating the uniqueness and diversity of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

Jackie Citriniti, Lead Educator and show designer said “The photo exhibit is an amazing display of local talent. Out of hundreds of submissions, it is a daunting task to choose the finalists.”  Citriniti continued, “Each photograph reveals incredible features of this rare ecosystem, from macro to micro, from flora and fauna to landscapes, from color to black and white. This is a great opportunity to not only view breathtaking art up close and personal but experience this globally rare, nationally significant, and locally distinct preserve.” …

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.

NYSEDAlbany, N.Y. – Visitors can shop at more than two dozen made-in-New York food and beverage vendors at the New York State Museum’s Taste NY Holiday Market on Sunday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Vendors will offer samples and sales of chocolates; cheese; apple and maple products; hand-crafted beer, wine, spirits and cider; and other edible gifts. All participating vendors produce their products in New York State. There will also be a cooking demonstration, educational activities and a chocolate fountain station courtesy of We Do Fondue and Price Chopper/Market 32.

National Racing Museum and Hall of FameTo coincide with “Foal Patrol Kids!” event

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will debut Foal Patrol Season 3 online Dec. 27 at www.foalpatrol.com. Also, a family-friendly celebration of the new season, “Foal Patrol Kids!,” will take place at the Museum that day from 10 a.m. to noon. This open house event will feature numerous educational and entertainment initiatives relating to Foal Patrol with free Museum admission throughout the day.