6 Stunning Art Exhibits and Galleries to Dive Into This Fall in the Hudson Valley
These exhibits featuring thought-provoking pieces worth seeing up close.
photo courtesy of William Clutz
William Clutz: Figures in Cities
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson
September 25 – November 10
Clutz’s Hopper-reminiscent paintings depict urban dwellers from a comfortable distance, never letting us in on their lives.
THOMAS COLE’S CATSKILL CREEK, NEW YORK (DETAIL), 1845 OIL ON CANVAS, 26 ½ BY 36 IN. / FRAMED: 37 5/8 X 47 5/8 X 4 1/2 IN. NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, THE ROBERT L. STUART COLLECTION, GIFT OF HIS WIDOW MRS.MARY STUART, S-157. IMAGE PROVIDED BY THE THOMAS COLE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek
Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill
Through November 3
Cole’s landscape work inaugurated an entire genre of American painting, pushing artists to embrace quintessential American themes and forms rather than simply reiterating the tropes of European painting. Famous for large-scale compositions like “The Oxbow,” some of his most intriguing works were of intimate places portrayed on an intimate scale. His many views of Catskill Creek are on display at a The New Yorker-acclaimed exhibition in his historic Catskill home, before making their way to the Hudson River Museum later this November.
photo courtesy of albany institute of history & art
A Brilliant Bit of Color: The Work of Walter Launt Palmer
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany
Through December 31
Son of the renowned sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer, Walter Launt Palmer’s career as an artist stretched from late Romanticism to powerful impressionist landscapes. This overview of his life and work stresses his variety, highlighting works in pastel, watercolor, pencil, oil, and even a rare ceramic cup.
photos courtesy of marian zazeela
Opens October 5
Zazeela’s works on paper utilize what she calls “borderline art,” using decorative motifs in fine art. The rarely seen works on display were created between 1962 and 1990.
photo by jessica greene, courtesy of westchester county archives
Through Our Eyes: Milestones and Memories of African Americans in Yonkers
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers
Through November 3
Yonkers’ African American community is the highlight of this ongoing exhibition, telling the stories of residents both prominent and private through their photographs, objects, and stories.
PHOTO BY Birge Harrison NYSM
Tonalism: Pathway from the Hudson River School to Modern Art
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz
August 28–December 8
This exhibition highlights the 19th-century Tonalist movement, whose artists utilized an “art for art’s sake” ethos to focus on the interplay of color and form. Privately held works not typically on public display include paintings from regional artists like Frederik Kost and Birge Harrison.