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Chuck Webster, Summer Bomb Pop, 2008The Hyde Collection, Ellsworth Kelly Studio, National Museum of Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, Saratoga Arts, Saratoga County History Center, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Shaker Museum, and Yaddo partner with the Tang at Skidmore College

Collections sharing project supported by $275,000 Henry Luce Foundation grant

Saratoga Springs, NY (April 1, 2021) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces an innovative regional collections sharing project called All Together Now, supported by a $275,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Organized by the Tang Teaching Museum, All Together Now forges new collaborations between neighbor arts organizations to bring attention to rarely seen works. At the Tang Teaching Museum, exhibitions will feature works from the Shaker Museum and Ellsworth Kelly Studio. At partner institutions, exhibitions will show work from the Tang collection, including many recently acquired paintings, photographs and sculptures.

Eastman Museum LogoSelections from the museum’s photography collection relate to theme of play

Rochester, N.Y., March 31, 2021—The George Eastman Museum will open a new rotation in its Collection Gallery (formerly the History of Photography Gallery) on April 2. This selection of photographs from the museum’s collection demonstrates that play is as essential a theme in the medium’s history as it is in our lives. The rotation will be on view through October 3.

Springerle cookiesMumford, N.Y. – With a host of outdoor and spring-themed programs, Genesee Country Village & Museum offers a variety of ways to get out and enjoy the warming weather, learn new things, and enjoy fabulous meals.

The popular curbside Meals-to-Go also return this month with two new options. First is a delicious Easter brunch for five featuring cheddar or sausage & cheddar strata, fruit salad, garlic rosemary potato wedges, and buttermilk biscuits. Orders will be taken until March 31 for pick-up on Saturday, April 3. A second curbside Meal-to-Go on April 16 will feature a maple and ginger glazed salmon, cranberry-walnut sweet potatoes, garlic green beans, and Caesar salad.

The Host / courtesy of Magnolia PicturesA four-part series of popular science-fiction films introduced by top public-health experts, supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to entertain and engage the Queens community on critical issues the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light

April 9–June 4, 2021

New York, New York — As part of the ongoing series Science on Screen, Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) announced today that with its partners Rooftop Films and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), it will showcase a series of popular science-fiction films that also explore science and public health issues during this year’s spring season at the Queens Drive-In. The series, Proceed with Caution, showcases acclaimed thrillers and adventures framed by introductions from scientists and public health experts on the front lines of research, in order to both entertain and engage members of the Queens community and surrounding boroughs in critical issues the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light. With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which has an impressive history of supporting public health–focused films, the series will also feature a number of diverse, Sloan-supported short films that address public health topics, as well as the Sloan-supported PBS documentary The Polio Crusade, a relevant story about the polio vaccine development and rollout.

Find Your Wings Week Image - PRBuffalo, NY - Fairies will fill the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens during a new celebration of all things winged at Find Your Wings Week at the Botanical Gardens. Celebrate during the day for the Spring Flower Exhibit or in the evening for Gardens After Dark: Fantastic Fairies April 14 through 18. To expand on the fairy fun, the annual Fairy Festival is also planned for April 17 through 18 during the day. …

Martin House logoBuffalo, NY - Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House is pleased to announce plans to reopen for public tours on Thursday, April 1. The Martin House will offer self-guided tours Thursday through Sunday from 12 – 4pm, with more tour offerings planned later in the month.

“We are excited to welcome visitors once again to the interior spaces of the Martin House,” said Executive Director Mary Roberts. “The same health protocols are in place that we followed during 2020 which provided a safe experience for our guests, staff, and volunteers.”…

Fraunces Tavern MuseumNew York, N.Y. – On Friday, April 2, 2021, Fraunces Tavern Museum will debut two new exhibitions: An American Emblem of Magnanimity and To the Beat of Their Own Drums: Regimental Flags of the American Revolution.

On display in the Adeline Moses Loeb Gallery, An American Emblem of Magnanimity examines the history of the Gadsden Flag and the role it continues to play in shaping the American identity.

Eastman Museum LogoLimited capacity, face masks, and advanced tickets required

Rochester, N.Y. — The Dryden Theatre will reopen to the public with a screening of Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, US 1941) on Friday, April 2, followed by Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, US 1954) on Saturday, April 3. All films will begin at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.). Advance tickets for all films are required and available at eastman.org/tickets.

The Dryden Theatre has not held film screenings for more than a year, having temporarily shut its doors in January 2020 to accommodate construction of the Thomas Tischer Visitor Center and then remaining closed because of COVID-19.

Carl ReinerNational Comedy Center’s Archival and Preservation Department to be Named in Reiner’s Honor

Jamestown, NY – March 19, 2021 – The National Comedy Center, the United States’ official cultural institution dedicated to the art form of comedy, announced today that it will become the home of comedy legend Carl Reiner’s archives. The Reiner family is donating the archives to the Center, where rare creative papers, scripts and artifacts spanning Reiner’s seven-decade career in comedy as a writer, director, producer, author and performer will be preserved.

IntrepidEnhanced Health & Safety Measures Include Mandatory Face Coverings, Social Distancing, Capacity Limits, Timed Ticketing and Increased Disinfecting

Ship’s Pilot Escalator, Bomb Elevator and Photo Lab Among New Spaces and Experiences

New York, N.Y. – The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will reopen to the public on Thursday, March 25, initially with a four-day per week schedule (Thursday-Sunday, 10:00am–5:00pm), and continuing to employ enhanced health and safety measures. These measures, which are based on guidance from public health experts, include a mandatory face covering policy, enforced social distancing, capacity limits (25 percent), timed ticketing, and increased cleaning and disinfecting procedures.