A Historical Society of Woodstock benefit concert with performances by noted local musicians The Marc Black Band and Sabrina and the Gems with Rennie Cantine will take place on Saturday, April 8th, at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center. [Read more…] about Historical Society of Woodstock Benefit Concert
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Movie-Mad Girls: Early 20th Century Female Suicidality
Diana W. Anselmo’s recent publication “Movie-Mad Girls: Female Suicidality in Early Twentieth-Century United States” explores the cultural and political reach of “bad feelings” beyond the strictly psychoanalytic. [Read more…] about Movie-Mad Girls: Early 20th Century Female Suicidality
Cremona to Central Park: Stradivari & Nahan Franko’s Legacy
Musician Nicola Matteis arrived in London in the early 1670s. Describing himself as “Napolitano,” he was the first Baroque violinist of note active in the capital. Very much his own promoter, he published his Arie diverse per il violin in 1676, a collection of 120 pieces for solo violin. A second extended edition with an English title-page appeared two years later. In 1685, he published the third and fourth parts of the famous Ayres for the Violin.
Matteis is credited with changing English taste for violin from the French to the Italian style of playing. Soon after, attention shifted from performer to instrument which sparked a veritable cult of Cremonese violins. The name Stradivari became a metaphor for perfection attained by a combination of individual genius, skill and attention to detail. [Read more…] about Cremona to Central Park: Stradivari & Nahan Franko’s Legacy
Mourning the Presidents: Loss & Legacy in American Culture
The Massachusetts Historical Society will host “Mourning the Presidents: Loss & Legacy in American Culture,” a virtual program by Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky set for Monday, April 3rd. [Read more…] about Mourning the Presidents: Loss & Legacy in American Culture
Ulster County Exhibit Highlights Recent Archival Donations
Ulster County, NY Clerk Nina Postupack has announced the exhibit “Into My Hands: Recent Donations to the Ulster County Archives” featuring a sampling of records donated to the Ulster County Archives between 2011 and 2022.
The exhibit is now on display in the 2nd floor Archives Gallery located in the Ulster County Office Building, 244 Fair Street, in Kingston. [Read more…] about Ulster County Exhibit Highlights Recent Archival Donations
Andy Warhol Exhibition Opens In NYC May 10th
The Brant Foundation has announced “Thirty Are Better Than One,” an exhibition of over 100 artworks by Andy Warhol, at its East Village location in New York City. On view from May 10th through July 31st, 2023, the survey spans the entirety of Warhol’s career, from his early drawings and intimate Polaroids to instantly recognizable silkscreens and sculptures. [Read more…] about Andy Warhol Exhibition Opens In NYC May 10th
Manhattan DA Returns Stolen Antiquities to Turkey
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., recently announced the return of 12 antiquities to the Republic of Türkiye valued at over $33 million. Nine of the objects were recovered pursuant to the recently concluded criminal investigation into antiquities possessed by Shelby White, which resulted in the seizure of 89 stolen antiquities, valued at $69 million and originating from 10 different countries. [Read more…] about Manhattan DA Returns Stolen Antiquities to Turkey
Archer M. Huntington: Titan Arts Patron of New York City
As New York City reached its Silver Jubilee in 1923, one of the ways it celebrated 25 years since its formation as a greater city uniting the five boroughs was to have residents vote on the six people who had done the city the most good. Who made the Big Apple’s early honor list? [Read more…] about Archer M. Huntington: Titan Arts Patron of New York City
Opening Our Closets: Fashion & Textile History
Genesee Country Village & Museum has announced the lineup of speakers in its Spring Lecture Series on the topic of 19th-century fashion and textile history, set for Saturday, April 1st.
This day-long program features four presenters speaking on different subjects, culminating with keynote speaker Susan W. Greene, namesake and donor of the Susan Greene Costume Collection housed in the John L. Wehle Gallery at GCV&M. [Read more…] about Opening Our Closets: Fashion & Textile History
More Life: An Artist’s Life with Meher Baba
The Historical Society of Woodstock has announced an interview with Cathy Riley about the memoir More Light, An Artist’s Life with Meher Baba, written by her late husband Tom Riley, set for Monday, April 3rd. [Read more…] about More Life: An Artist’s Life with Meher Baba