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Calendar of Events

Live from the Studio: An Evening with Barney Bellinger

Spend an evening in the studio of Adirondack artist Barney Bellinger. Barney will give a peek at his work in progress today and share what has shaped his creative designs and signature works over the course of his career. Out of natural and repurposed materials, Barney creates abstract forms inspired by beetles, fish, and found […]

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Coming Soon to the ADKX: Artists & Inspiration in the Wild

This program is only offered through Zoom. In 2023, the Adirondack Experience will open its latest permanent exhibition, Artists & Inspiration in the Wild. Join us for a sneak peek and meet the creative team bringing the museum's fine and decorative art collections into a new home, the first dedicated space for these works. Once […]

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Iakwatatenonhwe (We Are Related): Voices from Turtle Island

This program has been rescheduled for August 23, 2021 This program is only offered through Zoom.  Discover the imagination and passion behind the award-winning art of Carla and Babe Hemlock. From conception through process the Hemlocks' exquisite expressions honor and celebrate their Kanien'kéha (Mohawk) values and traditions. In addition to a discussion of their creative […]

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Uncovering Adirondack Treasures

This program is only offered through Zoom. Dealers are central players in the marketplace for Adirondack art, photography, rustic furniture, and other material. They help museums and private collectors build and refine their collections. They turn up masterpieces in unlikely places and shine the light on overlooked artists and whole categories of previously undervalued collectibles. […]

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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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