SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                                                     Above: Gifford Beal (American, 1879-1956), Storm King, c. 1914. Oil on canvas. 28 × 36 in.
Walks with Artists:
The Hudson Valley and Beyond

October 7, 2017 Ė January 14, 2018

Over 35 paintings and prints from the Museumís permanent collection invite viewers on a journey to sites in the Hudson Valley and Connecticut countryside made famous by 19th and 20th-century Hudson River School artists. Traditional landscapes as well as newer artwork show the regionís history, such as Richard Haasís drawing Gateway to the Waterfront depicting Henry Hudsonís ship Half Moon against the backdrop of the Palisades, or the region as a hospitable environment, seen in Holly Searsís Songbirds (2012).

John Douglas. View of the Hudson Highlands with Woman Painting, late 19th century

The Neo-Victorians:
Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded Age Glamor

February 10, 2018 Ė May 13, 2018

The Neo-Victorians presents more than a dozen contemporary artists who, looking back to Victorian antecedents, revel in elaborate construction and detail in design and decoration to create art of overwhelming visual appeal. They share a love of craft and detail from the past,
as they shape, mold, and transform what they create to reflect social concerns, often marrying surface appeal to comments on race, gender roles, and societal strife ó comments to be discovered beneath the lush and fantastical.

Patrick Jacobs. Spiral, 2016 Courtesy of the artist

Sylvia Sleigh
Invitation to a Voyage:
The Hudson River at Fishkill, 1979 - 1999


:Sylvia Sleighís masterwork Invitation to a Voyage, is a 70-foot panorama painting of the Hudson River and its banks, composed of 14 panels. Set along the banks of the Hudson River, the work depicts a summer gathering of friends and art-world figures and it has made famous the east bank of the Hudson near Fishkill, New York. Across the river stands Bannermanís Island Arsenal, built at the turn of the century to house part of the military surplus business of New Yorker Frank Bannerman.

Sylvia Sleigh. Invitation to a Voyage (Riverside panel), 1979 - 1999

Tour and Workshop Combinations Coming Soon
Grades 4+