Here Are the Events You Don't Want to Miss This January
From family-friendly to comedy and theatre, these activities should be populating your calendar this month.
Through Jan 20: Silent Sentinels An all-female exhibit highlighting gender equality in the arts with selected works of 17 artists to include: fiber arts, textiles, sculpture, paintings, and a sound installation. The exhibition pays homage to those pioneering suffragists whose groundbreaking activism and perseverance in the quest for women’s equality and social reform are an inspiration to all. Wed–Thur, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fri–Sat, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. • Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann St, Newburgh, 845.784.1146; www.safe-harbors.org
Through Jan 21: Walks With Artists: Recently Acquired and Restored Collections Viewers are invited to journey with 19th- and 20th-century artists to the places they painted in the Hudson River Valley and the Connecticut countryside. More than 40 paintings show some of the most spectacular natural scenery in our country. Wed–Sun, 12–5 p.m. • Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, 914.963.4550; www.hrm.org
Through Feb. 25: Carrie Mae Weems: Beacon The artist presents a series of photographs documenting the changing landscape and culture of Beacon over the course of a year. A contemporary American artist, Weems depicts photography, films, and videos that address social themes focusing on race, gender, and class. Wed–Sun, 12–5 p.m., $7 adults, $5 seniors, under 16 free. • Edward Hopper House, 82 N. Broadway, Nyack, 845.358.0774; www.edwardhopperhouse.org
Jan 4–Feb. 18: Painted Cities A fascinating look at rural and urban scenes and architecture via photography and paintings by various artists such as Scott Nelson Foster, Patty Neal, Dan Rupe, Elliott Kaufman, Richard Britell, and others. Opening reception: Jan 6, 5–7 p.m. • Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren St, Hudson, 518.828.1915; www.carriehaddadgallery.com
Jan 24–Apr. 15: Abstract-Minded: Works by Six Contemporary African Artists The artists, all natives of Africa, produce work thematically or conceptually connected to their homeland as a way of opening communication in abstract forms. Participating artists: Osi Audu, Nicholas Hlobo, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Odili Donald Odita, Nnenna Okore, Elias Sime. Wed–Sun, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. • Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz, 845.257.3844; www.newpaltz.edu/dorskymuseum