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Putin's RussiaJune 15–July 15, 2018 at Museum of the Moving Image

Astoria, N.Y.—Museum of the Moving Image will present Putin’s Russia, a major screening series including 30 feature films and several mid-length and short films made since Vladimir Putin came to power at midnight on New Year’s Eve in 1999. Nineteen years, four American presidents, multiple wars, various economic booms and busts—and countless protests, crackdowns, and incursions later—Putin is still in charge. During this time, filmmakers within and without the country have gone beyond the headlines to capture, narrate, riff on, and comment upon life in contemporary Russia. The film series, which runs June 15 through July 15, 2018, strives to offer an appropriately broad, prismatic view of Russia in the 21st century.

Museum at Bethel Woods Interior BusFamily Activities, Site Tours, Outdoor Art Installation and a Silent Disco Planned on June 2nd 

Bethel, NY (May 17, 2018) – To celebrate the tenth birthday of The Museum at Bethel Woods, the cultural center is hosting a FREE day of family fun on Saturday, June 2 – a decade to the day since the award-winning museum opened its doors. The Museum’s 10th Anniversary Celebration & Open House kicks off at 11 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.

Festivities are free, family-friendly and will include guided museum tours, interpretive walks on the Woodstock festival historic site, a variety of activities and games, collaborative art projects, and live music by Little Sparrow, Clear Horizons and John Reddan.

Rockets, Robots and Ray GunsRochester, N.Y. – The imaginative universes of science-fiction classics beckon at Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns, an original exhibit opening at The Strong museum on Saturday, June 9. Back by popular demand, the exhibit explores the ways science-fiction books, toys, movies, and video games have captured people’s imaginations and shaped the way they play. Travel to distant futures and faraway galaxies to explore key sci-fi themes in zones that couple artifacts from The Strong’s collections with dynamic hands-on activities:…

National Racing Museum and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — As part of its popular ongoing farm tour series, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present a special event at Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, on Friday, May 11. The experience begins at 11 a.m. at Old Friends, the only thoroughbred retirement farm in Saratoga County.

The Hyde Collection's twenty-seventh annual High School Juried ShowGlens Falls, N.Y. —On a panel of three jurors looking at several hundred works of art, there are bound to be a few disagreements. But The Hyde Collection's twenty-seventh annual High School Juried Show jury members easily agreed that this year's artwork was incredible.

"I was blown away by the talent of these kids," said juror Takeyce Walter, a painter and art educator. "I was expecting a lot of mediocre work, but I was actually surprised that there was a lot of work that I said, 'Wow, I would purchase that and hang it in my house.' "

The annual High School Juried Show is a well-known showcase of local high school students’ creativity and passion for art.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logoBe Among The Lucky Few to Sleepover Inside The Museum’s Main Exhibit On May 11th

Bethel, NY (May 1, 2018) –  The Museum at Bethel Woods will host A Night At The Museum, inviting families to enjoy an overnight experience in the immersive exhibit that brings to life the sights, sounds, and experiences of the 1960s.

On Friday, May 11, children – ages 6 through 13 accompanied by an adult – can explore The Museum’s main exhibit, hear the sounds of the infamous Woodstock festival, catch a screening of the musical film Sing, gather around the beanbags for story time, and then fall asleep under a groovy museum sky.

Unknown artist, American School Beech Nut Factory on the Mohawk River, ca. 1920 Oil on canvas, 40" x 80" Arkell Museum at CanajoharieAlbany, N.Y. – The New York State Museum will open Art of the Erie Canal on April 28. On display through September 23, 2018, this companion exhibition to the State Museum’s current Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal looks at the art inspired by the canal and the opportunities it afforded artists, both trained and untrained, working in a variety of media, such as paintings, photographs, sketchbooks, ceramics, and beadwork.

NYS Museum - Fort Orange ExhibitionAlbany, N.Y. – On May 5, the New York State Museum will open an ongoing exhibition highlighting never-before-displayed artifacts from Fort Orange, the 17th-century precursor of the state’s capital city. The exhibition, titled “a small fort, which our people call Fort Orange,” examines the momentous archaeological discovery of the fort in 1970, as well as the lasting impact of Dutch settlement of New York 400 years ago. The title is taken from The New World by Johannes De Laet, a director of the Dutch West India Company, recorded in 1625.

Lily TomlinJamestown, NY – April 10, 2018 – The National Comedy Center will celebrate its grand opening with appearances by Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin, Saturday Night Live original season alumni including Dan Aykroyd and more, coinciding with the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 1-5 in Jamestown, New York.

Featuring more than 50 immersive and interactive exhibits designed by leading museum design firms in the world, the 37,000 square foot National Comedy Center visitor experience tells the story of comedy from its origins through the present and is the first non-profit cultural institution and national-scale attraction dedicated to the art of comedy.