Dates: May 14-November 3, 2013 (weather permitting)
Location: The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden
Press Preview: Monday, May 13, 10:00 a.m.-noon
New York, N.Y. - A large-scale site-specific work of art by Imran Qureshi (b. 1972, Hyderabad, Pakistan)-an artist known for his unique style of combining the motifs, symbolism, and ornamental techniques of Islamic art with modern conceptual approaches-is the 2013 installation on The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, opening May 14. Entitled The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi, the project represents the artist’s emotional response to violence occurring across the globe in recent decades and his earnest hope for regeneration and lasting peace in the aftermath of man-made disasters. Read more »
Hudson, N.Y.- From September 17 through September 19, 2013, The Olana Partnership is pleased to offer Painting the Living Landscapes of Frederic Church, a unique getaway package to the beautiful Hudson Valley in New York State. Artists will discover Olana State Historic Site, the home and surrounding landscape of renowned 19th century landscape artist Frederic Edwin Church, which overlooks the Hudson River and majestic Catskill Mountains. Participants will view Church’s artwork from Maine in Olana’s 2013 exhibition “Maine Sublime” in the Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery located on site. Learn new artistic techniques in the two-day en plein air watercolor workshop with internationally respected watercolor artist Evelyn Dunphy (www.evelyndunphy.com) hailing from West Bath, Maine. Following Dunphy’s visit to Olana in August 2012 she states, “Chapters could be written describing the incredible detail of the House and furnishings. But what I found most exciting and would love to share with you are the ‘living landscapes’ that Church framed in this palatial home that he designed.” Read more »
Hudson, N.Y. - An exhibition of Frederic Church landscapes, Maine Sublime: Frederic Edwin Church’s Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin, will open at Olana, the historic home and studio of the artist, on Sunday June 9. The exhibition explores the half-century during which famed American landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), traveled to and was inspired by the landscapes of Maine. Organized by renowned curator, art historian and professor of American Art John Wilmerding, and presented by The Olana Partnership and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Maine Sublime will be on view in the Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery at Olana through the end of October. Read more »
Lake Placid golf course line-up, together with Olympic activities, creates unmatched vacation experiences
2-time major champion and 3-time Ryder Cupper Craig Wood, a Lake Placid native son, learned his craft right here in Lake Placid
Lake Placid, N.Y. - The Lake Placid Olympic Region offers a unique combination of experiences not found in every destination resort, especially with the 2014 Winter Olympics approaching.
Golfers who visit Lake Placid will be able to enjoy 90 holes within a 10 minute drive of the village and AAA Four Diamond Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa. Our sister property, the Whiteface Club and Resort, just four miles from Mirror Lake Inn, features 18 holes recently ranked #12 in the state by Golfweek Magazine in its Top 15 Courses You Can Play in New York. Read more »
Howes Cave, N.Y. — The Iroquois Indian Museum opens for the season with a bold new exhibit, IndianInk: Iroquois and the Art of Tattoos. On display from May 4 through Nov. 30, Ink will feature contemporary tattoo art as an indelible statement of self-expression, cultural philosophy, indigenous identity, political stance, and personal statement. The exhibit will also look back at the meaning and methods associated with historical tattooing.
Inspired by Tattoo Nation (1997), a Nation to Nation sponsored event and a conference presentation (2011) by Carla Hemlock of Kahnawake, IndianInk will showcase contemporary tattoo art, both the work of designers such as Lyle Logan, Teejay Dill, and Ike Hopper and skin art selected and commissioned by others. Read more »
Immersive Experience at America’s Fort!
Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce a new and immersive overnight program for Boy Scout groups in the fall 2013.
“Imagine your troop being able to garrison Fort Ticonderoga overnight!” said the Fort’s Director of Education Rich Strum. “Give your scouts an experience they’ll never forget-a rare chance to spend the night at Fort Ticonderoga.”
A limited number of slots are available in September and October for scouts interested in spending the night in the historic barracks of the Fort. Read more »
Cooperstown, N.Y. - Building on the strengths of its collections of American fine art, folk art, and American Indian art, the Fenimore Art Museum today announced its exhibition schedule for 2013. The museum will reopen for the season on Saturday, March 30. Featured exhibitions this year include:
The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision
June 29-September 29
This major exhibition highlights 19th century Hudson River School artists and explores landscape painting as a powerful narrative device that embodied ideas about nature and culture in a rapidly changing country. Works by Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and others illuminate this self-consciously American landscape vision. Read more »