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Calendar of Events

Storytelling with Pigment and Spoken Words

This program is only offered through Zoom. Please join us for an evening with Dave Fadden. Dave will talk about his work as an artist, educator, and storyteller and how these roles together work to enlighten people to the culture and society of Native people in general and the Haudenosaunee more specifically. He will share […]

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Race and Geography in the American Landscape Tradition

This program is only offered through Zoom. In the mid nineteenth century United States, landscape painting flourished as an art form. Well-traveled painters celebrated the beauty and wonder of places like the Adirondacks, portraying its mountains and rivers as worthy of patriotic celebration. Meanwhile, their artistic success promoted the area as a touristic center. Both […]

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William J. Stillman’s Photographic Studies in the Adirondacks

This program is only offered through Zoom. Painter and photographer William J. Stillman felt a deep connection to the Adirondacks. This talk will take a close look at Stillman's camping trips to the late 1850s as part of the Philosophers’ Camp, which included Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Russell Lowell, and Louis Agassiz, as well as […]

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Bringing Indigenous Perspectives into Museums

This program is only offered through Zoom. Prof. Stevens, a citizen of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is currently working on a book-length project dealing with the complicated issues around Native American nations, their histories, and their relationships with museums. While his focus is largely on Haudenosaunee (aka Iroquois) communities, he hopes this work will serve […]

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Creative February—Daily Painting Demonstration

This program is only offered through Zoom. All works shown created by Takeyce Walter February is an exceptional month in artist Takeyce Walter's life. Her family celebrates almost weekly birthdays, including her own. In 2014, the month became even more extraordinary when Walter decided to give herself the gift of time to create art daily. […]

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Taking their Place: Bringing American Women Artists into the Foreground

This program is only offered through Zoom. Image shown: Amy Jones, c. 1930s (2010.249.1) While many 19th-century American women drew, sketched, and even painted, few were able to become professional artists, and fewer still have their work in museum collections today. Why was visual art considered a ladylike pursuit, and yet an unsuitable career for […]

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Exploring Connections between Land and Landscapes

This program is only offered through Zoom. Image shown: Sanford Robinson Gifford, c. 1864 (1963.124.0002) Curators Laura Rice and Eleanor Harvey will explore the tradition of American landscape painting and consider how we see the land today, long after the time the scenes were memorialized by brushstrokes. Paintings from the Adirondacks of the 1800s and […]

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The Realities of the World in Creative Works

This program is only offered through Zoom. Artists have long incorporated the world around them in their works. Facing overwhelming social and environmental challenges, today’s artists give us a way to connect emotionally with weighty contemporary issues. From environmental damage and climate change to the pains of the pandemic to the worst of human nature […]

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Plein Air Painting in the Adirondacks

This program is only offered through Zoom. Above Image Credit: Charles Ingham, 1837 (1966.114.0001) This program is inspired by The Great Adirondack Pass, Painted on the Spot (Charles Ingham, 1837). Seeing paintings in the Adirondack Experience in the 1970s inspired artist Sandra Hildreth to find and paint some of the same locations. That led to […]

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Winslow Homer’s Adirondack Discovery

Adirondack Experience 9097 State Route 30, P.O. Box 99, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

This program will be in person. Bill Cross’ book Winslow Homer: American Passage is the definitive biography of an American Everyman who was the visual counterpart to Mark Twain in prose and Walt Whitman in poetry. In his presentation Bill will discuss the ways in which the Adirondacks became a place of salvation for Homer – […]

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The Work of Adirondack Photographer Carl Heilman

Adirondack Experience 9097 State Route 30, P.O. Box 99, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

This program will be in person. Renowned Adirondack photographer Carl Heilman’s goal has always been to recreate the feelings of place... to portray how special and unique a place is, and to evoke the sensations of being there at the time the photograph was created. In this highly visual program, Carl will share his inspiration […]

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Henry Fair: Nature as the Inspiration for Art and Life

Adirondack Experience 9097 State Route 30, P.O. Box 99, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

This program will be a hybrid event (in-person AND virtual). Those interested in attending the program in-person can register here. An evening conversation with photographer J Henry Fair and naturalist Ed Kanze, moderated by NCPR’s Mitch Teich. ADKX’s 2022 seasonal exhibition Scarred Landscape features Fair’s monumental aerial photographs documenting human impact upon the Adirondack landscape; […]

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