Artists & Inspiration Series

Join us from the comfort of your own home for new LIVE programming delivered directly to you! These engaging virtual programs will explore interesting topics from around the Adirondack Park. Each requires a separate registration. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation with the link to the program.

Program times are noted below.
Missed one? Recordings will be available below after each live program.

Upcoming Events

A cropped image of a painting by Adirondack landscapist Alexander H. Wyant.

Objects in Motion, Objects at Rest: Late Nineteenth-Century American Paintings

May 17 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Art historian Melody Deusner (Indiana University) will trace some of the unexpected journeys that American paintings have...

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Live from the Studio: An Evening with Barney Bellinger

June 21 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spend an evening in the studio of Adirondack artist Barney Bellinger. Barney will give a peek at his work in progress today...

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Previous Artists & Inspiration Series Events

Objects in Motion, Objects at Rest: Late Nineteenth-Century American Paintings

Monday, May 17, 2021 | 7:00 pm

Art historian Melody Deusner (Indiana University) will trace some of the unexpected journeys that American paintings have taken before they arrived on the walls of our museums. Using as a key example the work of Adirondack landscapist Alexander H. Wyant (1836-1892), we will examine different ways that paintings were exhibited, talked about, published, and promoted in their own time, and will consider such issues as transportation, lighting, and weather as they affected both people and things.

About the Speaker

Melody Barnett Deusner is an Associate Professor of Art History at Indiana University. In researching and teaching the visual and material culture of the late nineteenth century, she focuses primarily on the relationships between artists and their patrons; on the founding of museums and other arts institutions; and on the afterlives of objects. Her first book, Aesthetic Painting in Britain and America: Collectors, Art Worlds, Networks (2020), explores surprising intersections between art, business, and technology.

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Twilight scene, lake entering from right foreground to left background reflects the sunset and brilliant sky which covers the upper half of the canvas.

Harold Hochschild and the Creation of the ADKX Fine Art Collection

Monday, April 19, 2021 | 7:00 pm

Join Deedee Wigmore, Founder and President of D. Wigmore Fine Art, in conversation with ADKX Library Director Ivy Gocker. Ivy and Deedee will talk about Harold’s interest in Adirondack art, including his purchase of a painting of a log cabin by Albert Blakelock. Deedee will offer personal anecdotes around some of the works Harold collected and how the art in the museum’s collection today speaks to his passion for and dedication to the Adirondacks.

About the Speaker

Deedee Wigmore is the Founder and President of D. Wigmore Fine Art, a gallery focused on American historic art. At the age of 30, Deedee was the Director of American Art at M. Knoedler and Co., at the time the oldest art gallery in America. There, she led a department which only included works from the 18th and 19th centuries. She left the Knoedler and Co. to become Gallery director of Kennedy Galleries. She served in that role for six years until 1980 when she opened her own gallery, specializing in art from the 1930-40s, an era then considered out of favor. Today, D. Wigmore Fine Art includes works through the 1980s and looks at major developments in both representational and abstract art. Deedee has committed the gallery to “keep moving forward to include art that represents important developments which connect time and place.”