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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.

Eastman Entertains23 creatively styled table settings, tablescapes, and floral arrangements  inspired by popular movies on view in the historic mansion; accompanying film series at the Dryden Theatre

Rochester, N.Y., April 2, 2018—The George Eastman Museum has announced that its popular Eastman Entertains: At the Movies, will be on view from Tuesday, May 8, through Sunday, May 20. For two weeks only, a spectacular array of creatively styled table settings and floral arrangements inspired by popular motion pictures—including My Fair Lady, A League of Their Own, Steel Magnolias, and The Goonies—will be displayed throughout the mansion of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman.

George Eastman Museum logoFree admission to seniors 55 and older

Rochester, N.Y., February 27, 2018—The senior matinee film series will return to the Dryden Theatre on Monday, March 5 at 1:30 p.m. with a screening of Queen Kelly (Erich von Stroheim, 1929).

The senior matinee series is generously supported by the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation and allows the museum to offer free admission to seniors 55 years and older. The series runs on most Mondays at 1:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) from March through October, and gives audiences the chance to experience cinema on 35mm, the way it was originally screened and meant to be seen.

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.

Nicole EisenmanAcclaimed artist to speak about life and work for new endowed event

Saratoga Springs, NY (February 22, 2018) — American artist Nicole Eisenman will give the inaugural Winter/Miller Lecture at a new date and time, 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College; the event is free and open to the public. The event has been rescheduled due to the February 7 snowstorm.

Eisenman is known for her critically acclaimed figurative paintings of imagined and allegorical subjects that explore the human condition and speak to queer culture.

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