Vernon Public Art Gallery (VPAG) presents exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career and established artists working in a variety of media, including paintings, sculpture, video and installation art. VPAG is the largest public gallery in the North Okanagan and offers approximately 20 exhibitions per year for public viewing.
Founded in 1916, the Columbia County Historical Society Museum & Library collects, preserves, interprets and presents the history, heritage, and culture of Columbia County, New York, and serves residents of all eighteen towns and the city of Hudson. For more than 100 years, thousands of people from all across the county and beyond have enjoyed our varied exhibitions, historic properties, and educational programs. A vital community resource, our collections include important and unique archives, maps, paintings, textiles, furniture and decorative arts relating to Columbia County’s heritage. The Columbia County Historical Society includes two museum galleries of changing exhibitions, a research library and reading room, manuscript storage, collection storage and administrative offices.Founded in 1916, the Columbia County Historical Society Museum & Library collects, preserves, interprets and presents the history, heritage, and culture of Columbia County, New York, and serves residents of all eighteen towns and the city of Hudson. For more than 100 years, thousands of people from all across the county and beyond have enjoyed our varied exhibitions, historic properties, and educational programs. A vital community resource, our collections include important and unique archives, maps, paintings, textiles, furniture and decorative arts relating to Columbia County’s heritage. The Columbia County Historical Society includes two museum galleries of changing exhibitions, a research library and reading room, manuscript storage, collection storage and administrative offices
Guild Hall, one of the first multidisciplinary centers in the country to combine a museum, theater, and education space under one roof, was established in 1931 as a gathering place for community where an appreciation for the arts would serve to encourage greater civic participation. For nearly nine decades, Guild Hall has embraced this open-minded vision and provided a welcoming environment for the public to engage with art exhibitions, performances, and educational offerings. Art and artists have long been the engine of Guild Hall’s activities and the institution continues to find innovative ways to support creativity in everyone.
Visit us to enjoy a day filled with beauty, from the top-tier art in the galleries and sculptures on the grounds to the natural beauty of the gardens and walking trails on our 145-acre nature preserve.
7. The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County
100 Crescent Beach Rd, Glen Cove, NY 11542, USA
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The Mission of the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County is to teach the history of the Holocaust and its lessons through education and community outreach. We teach about the dangers of antisemitism, racism, bullying and all other manifestations of intolerance. We promote resistance to prejudice and advocate respect for every human being.
The Asia Society is America’s leading institution dedicated to fostering understanding of Asia and communication between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific. A nonprofit, nonpartisan educational institution, the Asia Society presents a wide range of programs including major art exhibitions, performances, media programs, international conferences and lectures, and initiatives to improve elementary and secondary education about Asia.
The One Club exists to champion and promote excellence in advertising and design in all its forms. It is the world’s foremost non-profit organization devoted to elevating creative work in the industry. It seeks to celebrate the legacy of creative advertising and to use that legacy to inspire future generations. The One Club is the ‘keeper of the flame’ for advertising creatives. The One Show remains the pinnacle of achievement by providing a showcase of the world’s best work, and by inviting collaboration among individuals who are actively developing outstanding work. Further, The One Club exists to educate and inspire students of the business and to benefit the next generation of creatives through scholarships, portfolio reviews and annual student exhibitions and competitions.
The American Folk Art Museum is the premier institution devoted to the creative expressions of self-taught artists, past and present. Since 1961 the American Folk Art Museum has been shaping the understanding of art by the self-taught through its exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. As a center of scholarship and by showcasing the creativity of individuals whose singular talents have been refined through experience rather than formal artistic training, the museum considers the historical, social, and artistic context of American culture. Its collection includes more than seven thousand artworks dating from the eighteenth century to the present, from compelling portraits and dazzling quilts to powerful works by living self-taught artists in a variety of mediums.
Edward Hopper House in Nyack, New York is the birthplace of the renowned American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967). It was built in 1858 by his maternal grandfather, and served as his primary residence until 1910. After Hopper’s death the house fell into disrepair, but was saved from demolition and restored by members of the local community. Since 1971, the Edward Hopper House has been a not-for-profit art center. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Heckscher Museum brings art and people together. It is a catalyst for discovery, imagination, the exchange of ideas, and the sharing of experiences. Located in Huntington Village on Long Island’s North Shore “Gold Coast,” The Heckscher Museum’s beaux-arts building is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum welcomes more than 50,000 visitors each year. New York City businessman and philanthropist August Heckscher (1848-1941) built the Museum for what was largely a rural community in 1920. He believed that people living outside of urban areas should have access to the fine arts as a part of their daily lives. Mr. Heckscher was also a champion of arts education for children. The Heckscher Museum plays a prominent role in the cultural and educational life of Long Islanders. An average of five changing exhibitions each year highlight the Museum’s impressive Permanent Collection of American and European art, as well as works lent by artists, collectors, and museums. The Museum lends works of art from its collection to museums around the world for special exhibitions. A leader in K-12 visual arts education, school programs reach more than 10,000 elementary, middle, and high school students each year. Public programs engage children, families, and adults with art thinking and art making. As The Heckscher Museum approaches its Centennial in 2020, it is committed to expanding its role as a cultural and educational leader on Long Island. The Museum’s Centennial will look to the exciting years ahead, and the ways to meet the changing needs and interests of current and future generations of Long Islanders.
Hudson Valley MOCA, located in Peekskill, NY, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and education organization founded by the Marc and Livia Straus family. The Center is dedicated to the development and presentation of exhibitions and interdisciplinary programs that enrich our understanding of contemporary art, its contexts, and its relationship to social issues. Hudson Valley MOCA is also committed to the enrichment of Peekskill, a multicultural community that has recreated itself as a major arts destination. Hudson Valley MOCA operates a 12,000 square foot exhibition space and is the primary sponsor of the Peekskill Project, an annual, city-wide exhibition of site-specific artwork.
Pioneer Works is a cultural center dedicated to experimentation, education, and production across disciplines. Through a broad range of educational programs, performances, residencies, and exhibitions, Pioneer Works transcends disciplinary boundaries to foster a community where alternative modes of thought are activated and supported. We strive to make culture accessible to all. 85% of our funds are spent on free and affordable programs, across each disciplinary department and our community engagement team. This wide scope of accessible offerings attracts over 150,000 individuals per year to our building.
112 Spring St # 303, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA
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Founded in 1977, Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that promotes preservation and enhancement of the architectural, cultural and landscaped heritage of Sarasota Springs.
19. Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
898 St Nicholas Ave #8c, New York, NY 10032, USA
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At the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (SHCMAS), children and families grow and learn about the rich cultural history of Sugar Hill, and the world at large, through intergenerational dialogue with artists, art and storytelling. Within our gallery, workshop and gathering spaces, SHCMAS offers direct engagement with accomplished artists and storytellers, well-equipped art-making facilities, and firsthand experiences with historically significant and important contemporary art. Programs are particularly designed to nurture the curiosity, creative spirit and cognitive development of three- to eight-year-old children; positively impacting the outlook for their future, and the future of their community.
The Long Island Museum is dedicated to inspiring people of all ages with an understanding and enjoyment of American art, history and carriages as expressed through the heritage of Long Island and its diverse communities. The LIM houses collections that reflect the art, history and culture of 19th and 20th century America including the largest collection of horse drawn vehicles in the nation. The LIM features year-round changing exhibitions in it’s History Museum and Art Museum. Visit longislandmuseum.org to view current and upcoming exhibitions and programs!
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.
Since its founding in 1919, the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum (WAAM) has been committed to exhibiting, collecting and supporting artists of the Mid-Hudson region and sustaining the tradition of Woodstock as a “Colony of the Arts.” Located in the center of the village of Woodstock, New York, the WAAM functions as a cultural center as well as a repository for the work of American artists associated with the Woodstock art colony. Each year, the WAAM presents a full schedule of contemporary exhibitions of regional artists and historic exhibitions of works from the Permanent Collection along with an annual series of lectures, gallery talks, films, performances and special events in addition to a vibrant arts education program, throughout its five spacious galleries.