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Corning Museum of Glass - CanalsideCanalside is a Proud Partner of GlassBarge during the Erie Canal Bicentennial Celebration

Buffalo, NY, March 15, 2018—The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) and Canalside today announced that the 2018 GlassBarge tour will visit Buffalo, docking at Canalside on August 3-5. As the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial, GlassBarge will offer free public glassmaking demonstrations at each scheduled stop during its four-month tour.

A glassblower on the GlassBargeCorning, NY, March 15, 2018—The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) today announced the schedule for GlassBarge, which will offer free public glassmaking demonstrations at each scheduled stop during its four-month tour, launching on May 17 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will then travel north on the Hudson, then westward along the Erie Canal before making its way to the Finger Lakes. It will stop at ports in Yonkers, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Albany, Little Falls, Sylvan Beach, Baldwinsville, Fairport, Lockport, Buffalo, Medina, Brockport, Pittsford, Seneca Falls, and Watkins Glen. A ceremonial last leg of the trip will take place by land, concluding in Corning with a community-wide celebration on September 22.

Sesquicentennial ScrapbookScheduled for Saturday, March 24

Utica, N.Y. - Joe Kelly's Sesquicentennial Scrapbook celebrates Utica's history in a series of fun and entertaining vignettes. The booklet was originally written for a weekly column in the Observer-Dispatch to commemorate the city's 150th anniversary. A lot has changed in since the city’s sesquicentennial, but Utica’s history hasn’t. Join Joe Kelly to discuss and sign copies of the 35th Anniversary Edition of his popular book. This program takes place in the Oneida County History Center’s main gallery on Saturday, March 24 starting at 1:00 PM.

Brothertown Romance WyattUtica, N.Y. – Janet Dangler, Town of Marshall Historian, will discuss the Brothertown Indians; a Christian group of Native Americas who settled the Deansboro area in the 1770’s and later relocated to Wisconsin. The Brothertowns formed by choice from several northeastern tribes to preserve their common culture and identity. Dangler will discuss the group’s history, share stories of several well-known Brothertons, including Samson Occum, Asa Dick, and Romance Wyatt, and address issues facing the Brothertown Indians today.

Eastman House - South Asian CinemaNew gifts from the British Film Institute and a film professor in Houston add more than 500 titles to the museum’s collection, the largest in the world

Rochester, N.Y., February 22, 2018—The George Eastman Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of South Asian films held by a museum or archive, has just announced the addition of more than 500 titles to its collection. Two major donations—419 film titles from the British Film Institute (BFI) National Archive and 68 titles from Dr. Tish Stringer of Houston—brings the total number of South Asian titles in the museum’s collection to 1,084.

NPSSeneca Falls, NY – On March 3 at 2:30 p.m., Music in the American Wild (MAW) will perform at Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY.  MAW will celebrate the voices of American women past and present with music by Amy Beach, Joan Tower, and a brand-new commission by Caroline Mallonée. The new work, Solitude of Self, is inspired by the words of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, whose Seneca Falls home is a central site of Women’s Rights NHP.  Mallonée, who describes her piece as, “At times dramatic, stark, optimistic, indignant and dark,” joins a dynamic program for winds, strings, and voice that showcases music of the suffragette era and today.

Millie Wilson, Lace Curtain WindowExhibition features contemporary artists whose work reveals the legacy of Marcel Duchamp

Saratoga Springs, NY (February 13, 2018) — A new exhibition focusing on the legacy of Marcel Duchamp in contemporary art will debut at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Rose Ocean: Living with Duchamp, on view from February 17 through May 20, 2018, revisits the 2003 Tang Teaching Museum exhibition Living with Duchamp and features more than 50 artists whose conceptual and irreverent works engage with Duchamp’s oeuvre. …

Julia JacksonNew Paltz, NY (February 13, 2018) – Following the successful 2017 run of  Historic Huguenot Street (HHS)’s monthly “In Her Words” women’s history tours, HHS will host a lecture and performance on March 10 at 4:00 pm focusing on the lives of several women who helped shape local history. This Women’s History Month presentation will feature actors portraying a number of remarkable women, performing creative monologues at Deyo Hall (6 Broadhead Avenue).