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  • Sol LeWitt, who lived from 1928 to 2007, was a pioneer of conceptual art and is considered one of the most influential artists of the second half of the twentieth century. His artistic practice included wall drawings, structures, photography, printmaking, artist’s books, drawings, gouaches, and folded and ripped paper works. The exhibition, “Strict Beauty: Sol LeWitt Prints” is the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s printmaking to date and it is on view at the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, MA through June 12.Curated by David S. Areford, professor of art history at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the exhibition is accompanied by an in-depth catalog co-published by the New Britain Museum of American Art, Williams College Museum of Art, and Yale University Press.
  • The Lincoln Memorial Centennial Exhibition: The Lincoln Memorial Illustrated at the Norman Rockwell Museum highlights the work of illustrators and artists who have incorporated the Lincoln Memorial into their art as a symbolic element – an instantly-recognizable icon upon which to build meaning. Approximately fifty historical and contemporary artworks by noted illustrators and cartoonists will be featured, as will archival photographs, sculptural elements, artifacts, and ephemera. We welcome Norman Rockwell Museum Director Laurie Norton Moffatt and Curator Stephanie Plunkett.
  • The Woodstock Film Festival returns to the Rosendale Theatre on May 5th for a special fundraiser and screening of the 2021 documentary National Museum, directed by award-winning Ukrainian filmmaker Andrei Zagdansky. National Museum explores the art and inner workings of the major art institution in Kiev, Ukraine. Restoration specialists, curators, art handlers, designers and, of course, visitors are fascinating characters in this unhurried, poignant and occasionally funny survey of what is cherished and revered by the nation of forty-five million.Curating, mounting and opening of two special exhibitions – one dedicated to the Ukrainian baroque and another one to a prominent avant-garde artist, Alexander Bogomazov –are the defining events in the narrative structure of the film. We welcome filmmaker Andrei Zagdansky.
  • Art Omi in Ghent, New York presents the works of contemporary artists and architects, and offers a range of large-scale works in nature, plus a 1,500 square foot gallery. The Sculpture & Architecture Park currently offers more than 60 works by artists and architects on view, with pieces added or exchanged each year.“Raven Halfmoon: Ancestors” is the current exhibition on view in the Newmark Gallery at Art Omi through June 12. A member of the Caddo Nation, Halfmoon was born and raised in Oklahoma, and has always been strongly connected to the arts and her heritage. This is the first solo institutional exhibition of Raven Halfmoon’s work. The gallery is host to six recent large-scale ceramic sculptures. Halfmoon’s sculptures examine entanglements between past and present, sampling from an array of sources including graffiti, Caddo tattooing and mythology, and her own family history. I visited Art Omi recently and spoke with Senior Curator of the Sculpture & Architecture Park Sara O’Keefe and with artist, Raven Halfmoon.
  • Through his print-based collages and sculptures, Yashua Klos explores the intersections among the human form, natural elements, the built environment, and social hierarchies. His practice employs a process of collaging woodblock prints to engage ideas about Blackness and maleness as identities that are both fragmented and constructed.His recent work takes on personal histories of race, identity, and familial ties. For the exhibition Yashua Klos: OUR LABOUR, curated by Johnson-Pote Director at The Wellin, Tracy Adler, the artist is creating an entirely new body of site-responsive collages and sculptures, and collaborating with Hamilton College students on a large-scale, collage-based wall installation at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY through June 12.
  • We learn this morning about "Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science," a new exhibition at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College which explores the influence fiber arts have had on areas of sciences as diverse as digital technology, mathematics, medicine, and neuroscience. The exhibit runs through June 12. To tell us more, we welcome Tang Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara, who is the curator of the exhibition Radical Fiber and Sara Lagalwar, a Skidmore professor of Neuroscience who is one of the faculty consultants on the exhibition and who has been bringing her neuroscience students to the exhibition.
  • Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is in Utica, New York. Their new exhibit is: “Unchained: Allan Rohan Crite, Spirituality and Black Activism” – now on view through May 8th. "Unchained" is the first exhibition to explore the spiritual art of Allan Rohan Crite (1910–2007), reflecting the African American quest for racial justice in the years leading up to the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibition brings together more than 60 of the artist’s paintings, watercolors, and works on paper which reveal the connections between Crite’s art and faith. We welcome MWPAI Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Mary Murray.
  • Shaker Museum in Mount Lebanon and Chatham, New York has received a $1 million grant from The Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. WAMC’s Sarah LaDuke has more.
  • On loan from The Phillips Collection, "Pattern of Leaves" celebrates Georgia O’Keeffe’s long and intimate association with Lake George and the Adirondacks. The painting is on view in Hoopes Gallery at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, New York.
  • Kristy Edmunds has been appointed the new Director of MASS MoCA — following a 10-month international search and a unanimous decision by the Board.