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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.

NYSEDAlbany, N.Y. – The New York State Museum, State Library, and State Archives will celebrate New York State History Month in November with a variety of free public programs for children, families and adults.

"As we celebrate New York State History Month, we thank historians and educators help us understand our past," said Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa. “I urge both adults and children to visit the extraordinary cultural institutions, museums, libraries, archives and historic sites across New York not only during New York State History Month, but every day.”…

Friends of the Pruyn House logoLatham, N.Y. – The Friends of Pruyn House will host a Holiday Open House weekend at 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham NY, on Friday December 6 and Saturday, December 7, 2019. The hours are 10am to 4pm, and the public is invited to this FREE event.  On Saturday, music will be provided by members of the Hudson Mohawk Recorder Society and refreshments will be served.  At 3:00 on Saturday, Friends of Pruyn House will host a Children’s Holiday Workshop featuring Sinterklaas, the Dutch St. Nicholas, and Norman Thibodeau of Musicians of Ma’alwyck, sharing some old-fashioned musical instruments.  Admission is free.

Excelsior PR logoNew Exhibit Marks 50th Anniversary of the Iconic Year in U.S. History

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York State Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito today announced the opening of the exhibition "1969," which explores the end of one of the most iconic and turbulent decades in United States' history. Located at the Robert Abrams Justice Building's Vietnam Memorial Gallery at Empire State Plaza in Albany, the exhibition will be on display through December 2019. 

Discover Albany logo 2019Albany, NY — Discover Albany is leading the travel and tourism community during National Travel and Tourism Week (May 5-11), by highlighting who comes to our market.

“On average, there are more than 4,343 visitors to Albany County each day. This year, as we celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, our staff is heading out into the community, and beyond, to promote Albany, interact with the visitors and learn more about what we can do to increase traveler spending in our area,” says Jill Delaney, President and CEO of Discover Albany. “According to the most recent economic impact numbers, thanks in part to our ongoing efforts, travelers spent $970 million in Albany County, generated $125 million in state and local taxes."…