Botanic Fashion Exhibit

Start date: November 25, 2022
End date: January 20, 2023
All-day event
Location: Herkimer College, 100 Reservoir Road Herkimer, NY 13350
Organizer: Herkimer College
Phone: 315-866-0300
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November 25 - January 20 at the Herkimer College Cogar Gallery

Herkimer College’s Cogar Gallery will come alive with Krystal Einarsson's exhibit, Botanic Fashion, on display Friday, November 25 through Friday, January 20. A closing reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on January 20.

Einarsson, who hails from Utica, is a fine art photographer who currently resides in Schenectady. Botanic Fashion is a series that started at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic as a passion project. Einarsson says the project spawns from her fascination with unique houseplants and the desire to incorporate fashion-inspired lighting with the beauty of everyday plants.

Her work has been shown at the former Whitesboro Frame & Body in Utica; Thistle Be Perfect Artisan Boutique in Glenville; the YWCA of Northeastern New York in Schenectady; and West End Bagels in Clifton Park.

Botanic Fashion is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Cogar Gallery is located inside the main entrance to the Robert McLaughlin College Center. For more information, visit www.herkimer.edu/cogar.

New Exhibition Featuring Barn Drawings by Utica-based Artist David “RC” Oster at Fenimore Art Museum

Start date: October 17, 2022
End date: November 6, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Highway 80 (P.O.BOX 800) Cooperstown, NY 13326
Organizer: Fenimore Art Museum
Email address: INFO@FENIMOREART.ORG
Phone: 607-547-1400
Exhibits | Fenimore Art Museum Exhibits

NEW COMMUNITY EXHIBITION
Barns of New York: Drawings by David Oster
On view through November 6, 2022 at the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY
Free museum admission for ages 19 and under – find more free options at FenimoreArtMuseum.org/free.

Cooperstown, New York – Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York presents a new community exhibition, Barns of New York: Drawings by David Oster, on view through November 6, 2022. David "RC" Oster is a self-taught artist living in Utica, specializing in ink drawings of nature scenes and architectural landmarks.  He is known for his highly detailed illustrations of farms and barns from the region, many of which have disappeared since his drawings were made.  An ardent preservationist, he has illustrated hundreds of old homes, mills, and barns from the Tug Hill to the Southern Tier, as well as numerous scenes from the western Adirondacks.  All of his drawings are created free-hand in ink, sometimes on site.

The goal of the Community Exhibitions program is to celebrate the people in our region of Central New York through art. The exhibits change frequently, offering numerous and ongoing opportunities for local artists and organizations to be featured in a nationally recognized museum.

Museum Admission: Adults (20-64) $15.00; Seniors (65+) $12.50. FREE for ages 19 and under, museum members, and active military and retired career military personnel. FREE museum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.  Discounted two-way tickets are available if you’d also like to visit The Farmers’ Museum across the street. For more information on our “Free Admission” offerings, visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org/free.

Also on view at Fenimore Art Museum this fall: 

The Art of Observation: The Best of Photographer Elliott Erwitt (on view through December 31, 2022)

This exhibition offers an enticing window into Elliott Erwitt’s collection of work. It showcases the impressive results of a remarkable career that coincides with two of the most significant developments in photography in the second half of the twentieth century: the rise of mass-circulation picture magazines; and the occasionally contentious relationship between personal work and commercial photography. This exhibition shows both the miracle of Erwitt’s balance between commercial and personal photography, and the memorable flavor that he brings to his work.

Jonathan Kirk – Abstract Sculpture: Fables, Foibles, and other Machinations (on view through December 31, 2022)
Jonathan Kirk’s sculptures, while abstract, are evocative of a wide range of sources, from the natural and organic world, to forms of industrial and naval architecture. The work illuminates the ways in which the forms of the artist as well as the engineer still embody the mysterious intelligence of their natural models and points to the idea that making is, in a sense, the invention of what might be called ‘cultural machinery.’

Tales from the Rockabout Hills: Paintings by D. Michael Price (on view through December 31, 2022)

D. Michael Price is a fantasy artist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Well-respected as a successful fine artist as well as a published children's book author/illustrator, Price's works of fantasy art are created in acrylic and oil mediums on canvas. His love of the magical beauty to be found in the hills, valleys, forests, and streams of his Upstate New York home in the “Rockabout Hills” provides him with constant inspiration. The exhibition includes artwork from four of his books, which transport the viewer through magical settings with humor and originality.

Mary Michael Shelley – Art of the Everyday (on view through December 31, 2022)

Mary Michael Shelley’s artwork has been described as primitive, traditional, untrained, Americana, whimsical, naïve, eccentric, outsider, visionary, or carved craft. The carved wooden reliefs featured in this exhibition by this Ithaca based artist are a sort of “picture diary” or “picture story” in which Shelley documents life events, emotions, and places important to her life.

North by Nuuk: Greenland After Rockwell Kent—Photographs by Denis Defibaugh (on view through December 31, 2022)

Photographer Denis Defibaugh presents his journey from Nuuk to the settlement of Illorsuit, 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, following Rockwell Kent’s earlier footsteps and offers a fresh look at timeless Greenland. Defibaugh’s revealing documentary photographs, made during 2016–17, introduce a changing country and its cultural continuity in response to Kent’s 1930s historic writings and images made during his residence in Greenland. Gallery text and video include native language speakers as well as Kent’s lantern slides. The exhibition is supplemented with etchings and prints from Rockwell Kent’s Greenland sojourn, on loan from the University of Plattsburgh, and artwork from the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art. Sponsored in part by Nellie and Robert Gipson.

Fenimore Art Museum presents its new fall exhibitions alongside its world-renowned collections of fine art, folk art, and Native American art, which includes The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art. Visit FenimoreArt.org for a complete list of current exhibitions.

About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org

About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org

The Arts Factory

The Arts Factory Members Show

Start date: October 21, 2022
End date: December 30, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie NY 13317
Organizer: Arkell Museum
Email address: info@arkellmuseum.org
Phone: 518-673-2314
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October 21 - December 30

Enjoy a day trip of art exhibits and holiday shopping at the Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library in the beautiful Mohawk Valley. The Arts Factory of Montgomery County Members Show is on display in the Regional Art Galleries, open during regular Library hours, and is free to all visitors. All gallery sales are “Cash & Carry” – you can purchase a work of art and take it home with you right away.

Image Credit: Phyllis Lapi, Piseco Outlet, pastel

The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art

Start date: April 1, 2022
End date: December 31, 2022
All-day event
Location: Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Highway 80 (P.O.BOX 800) Cooperstown, NY 13326
Organizer: Fenimore Art Museum
Email address: INFO@FENIMOREART.ORG
Phone: 607-547-1400
Exhibits | Fenimore Art Museum Exhibits

Through December 31, 2022 • Free museum admission for ages 19 and under at the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

In 1995, the Fenimore Art Museum embarked upon a new era with the addition of a spectacular new American Indian Wing designed to house the extraordinary gift from Eugene and Clare Thaw of their collection of American Indian art. The collection has continued to grow as new objects are added by the Thaws and other donors, and today numbers almost 850 objects. Each new object reaffirms the Thaws’ commitment to the beauty and artistry of American Indian art, and thus strengthens the philosophical foundation of the collection: that the aesthetic power of American Indian art is equivalent to that from any culture.

The collection can be seen in changing galleries and in the Study Center, an open storage space. Since acquiring the Thaw collection, the Fenimore Art Museum has reached new audiences by touring exhibitions, hosting symposiums, publishing new research, and collaborating with American Indian curators and specialists for museum programs and exhibitions.

About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org

Duckbill, 2022, painted wood, 14” x 32” x 22.5”

Jonathan Kirk – Abstract Sculpture: Fables, Foibles, and other Machinations

Start date: October 1, 2022
End date: December 31, 2022
All-day event
Location: Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Highway 80 (P.O.BOX 800) Cooperstown, NY 13326
Organizer: Fenimore Art Museum
Email address: INFO@FENIMOREART.ORG
Phone: 607-547-1400
Exhibits | Fenimore Art Museum Exhibits

Opening October 1, 2022 • Free museum admission for ages 19 and under at the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Jonathan Kirk's sculptures, while abstract, are evocative of a wide range of sources, from the natural and organic world, to forms of industrial and naval architecture.

The work illuminates the ways in which the forms of the artist as well as the engineer still embody the mysterious intelligence of their natural models and points to the idea that making is, in a sense, the invention of what might be called ‘cultural machinery.’

Museum Admission: Adults (20-64) $15.00; Seniors (65+) $12.50. FREE for ages 19 and under, museum members, and active military and retired career military personnel. FREE museum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.  Discounted two-way tickets are available if you’d also like to visit The Farmers’ Museum across the street. For more information on our “Free Admission” offerings, visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org/free.

Fenimore Art Museum, nestled on the shore of picturesque Otsego Lake, offers visitors to the village of Cooperstown an opportunity to experience a wide variety of world-class art in an idyllic, small-town setting.

About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org

The exhibition was organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. 

Birds and Spirit Birds, The World Begins Anew. Mary Shelley. Painted woodcarving.

Mary Michael Shelley – Art of the Everyday

Start date: September 21, 2022
End date: December 31, 2022
All-day event
Location: Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Highway 80 (P.O.BOX 800) Cooperstown, NY 13326
Organizer: Fenimore Art Museum
Email address: INFO@FENIMOREART.ORG
Phone: 607-547-1400
Exhibits | Fenimore Art Museum Exhibits

Opening September 21, 2022 • Free museum admission for ages 19 and under at the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Mary Michael Shelley’s artwork has been described as primitive, traditional, untrained, Americana, whimsical, naïve, eccentric, outsider, visionary, or carved craft.

The carved wooden reliefs featured in this exhibition by this Ithaca based artist are a sort of “picture diary” or “picture story” in which Shelley documents life events, emotions, and places important to her life.

Museum Admission: Adults (20-64) $15.00; Seniors (65+) $12.50. FREE for ages 19 and under, museum members, and active military and retired career military personnel. FREE museum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.  Discounted two-way tickets are available if you’d also like to visit The Farmers’ Museum across the street. For more information on our “Free Admission” offerings, visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org/free.

Fenimore Art Museum, nestled on the shore of picturesque Otsego Lake, offers visitors to the village of Cooperstown an opportunity to experience a wide variety of world-class art in an idyllic, small-town setting.

About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org

Mary Shelley: Art of the Everyday

September 21 – December 31, 2022

Painting by D. Michael Price.

Tales from the Rockabout Hills: Paintings by D. Michael Price

Start date: September 17, 2022
End date: December 31, 2022
All-day event
Location: Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Highway 80 (P.O.BOX 800) Cooperstown, NY 13326
Organizer: Fenimore Art Museum
Email address: INFO@FENIMOREART.ORG
Phone: 607-547-1400
Exhibits | Fenimore Art Museum Exhibits

Opening September 17, 2022

D. Michael Price is a fantasy artist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Well-respected as a successful fine artist as well as a published children's book author/illustrator, Price's works of fantasy art are created in acrylic and oil mediums on canvas. His love of the magical beauty to be found in the hills, valleys, forests, and streams of his Upstate New York home in the “Rockabout Hills” provides him with constant inspiration. The exhibition includes artwork from four of his books, which transport the viewer through magical settings with humor and originality.

Fenimore Art Museum presents its new fall exhibitions alongside its world-renowned collections of fine art, folk art, and Native American art, which includes The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art. Visit FenimoreArt.org for a complete list of current and upcoming exhibitions.

Museum Admission: Adults (20-64) $15.00; Seniors (65+) $12.50. FREE for ages 19 and under, museum members, and active military and retired career military personnel. FREE museum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.  Discounted two-way tickets are available if you’d also like to visit The Farmers’ Museum across the street. For more information on our “Free Admission” offerings, visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org/free.

Fenimore Art Museum, nestled on the shore of picturesque Otsego Lake, offers visitors to the village of Cooperstown an opportunity to experience a wide variety of world-class art in an idyllic, small-town setting.

About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org

The exhibition was organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. 

Elliott Erwitt (American, Born 1928); France, Paris, 1989; Gelatin Silver Print.

The Art of Observation: The Best of Photographer Elliott Erwitt

Start date: September 17, 2022
End date: December 31, 2022
All-day event
Location: Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Highway 80 (P.O.BOX 800) Cooperstown, NY 13326
Organizer: Fenimore Art Museum
Email address: INFO@FENIMOREART.ORG
Phone: 607-547-1400
Exhibits | Fenimore Art Museum Exhibits

September 17 – December 31, 2022 • Free museum admission for ages 19 and under at the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Cooperstown, New York – Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, presents a new exhibition, The Art of Observation: The Best of Photographer Elliott Erwitt, on view September 17 – December 31, 2022.  This exhibition offers an enticing window into Erwitt’s collection of work. It showcases the impressive results of a remarkable career that coincides with two of the most significant developments in photography in the second half of the twentieth century: the rise of mass-circulation picture magazines; and the occasionally contentious relationship between personal work and commercial photography. This exhibition shows both the miracle of Erwitt’s balance between commercial and personal photography, and the memorable flavor that he brings to his work. Museum admission is free for visitors 19 and under.

The exhibition was organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. 

Also opening September 17: Tales from the Rockabout Hills: Paintings by D. Michael Price. D. Michael Price is a fantasy artist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Well-respected as a successful fine artist as well as a published children's book author/illustrator, Price's works of fantasy art are created in acrylic and oil mediums on canvas. His love of the magical beauty to be found in the hills, valleys, forests, and streams of his Upstate New York home in the “Rockabout Hills” provides him with constant inspiration. The exhibition includes artwork from four of his books, which transport the viewer through magical settings with humor and originality.

Other upcoming exhibitions include Mary Michael Shelley – Art of the Everyday, opening September 21, and Jonathan Kirk – Abstract Sculpture: Fables, Foibles, and other Machinations, opening October 1.

Mary Michael Shelley’s artwork has been described as primitive, traditional, untrained, Americana, whimsical, naïve, eccentric, outsider, visionary, or carved craft. The carved wooden reliefs featured in this exhibition by this Ithaca based artist are a sort of “picture diary” or “picture story” in which Shelley documents life events, emotions, and places important to her life. Jonathan Kirk's sculptures, while abstract, are evocative of a wide range of sources, from the natural and organic world, to forms of industrial and naval architecture. The work illuminates the ways in which the forms of the artist as well as the engineer still embody the mysterious intelligence of their natural models and points to the idea that making is, in a sense, the invention of what might be called ‘cultural machinery.’

Fenimore Art Museum presents its new fall exhibitions alongside its world-renowned collections of fine art, folk art, and Native American art, which includes The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art. Visit FenimoreArt.org for a complete list of current and upcoming exhibitions.

Museum Admission: Adults (20-64) $15.00; Seniors (65+) $12.50. FREE for ages 19 and under, museum members, and active military and retired career military personnel. FREE museum admission is also available for those receiving SNAP benefits (up to 4 people) with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.  Discounted two-way tickets are available if you’d also like to visit The Farmers’ Museum across the street. For more information on our “Free Admission” offerings, visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org/free.

Fenimore Art Museum, nestled on the shore of picturesque Otsego Lake, offers visitors to the village of Cooperstown an opportunity to experience a wide variety of world-class art in an idyllic, small-town setting.

About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org

The exhibition was organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. 

Opening Reception for “Icons of Rock, Blues, and Soul” Coming to Hartwick’s Yager Museum

Date: September 8, 2022
All-day event
Location: Yager Hall - Library and Museum, 1 Hartwick Dr, Oneonta, NY, United States, New York
Organizer: Yager Museum of Art & Culture
Email address: museum@hartwick.edu
Phone: (607) 431-4480
Exhibits | Yager Museum Exhibits

(Photo Credit: Larry Hulst, Jimi Hendrix at the Golden Bear Raceway, Cal Expo, April 26, 1970, photograph, courtesy of the artist.)

ONEONTA, NY—Legendary concert photographer Larry Hulst has captured some of the most important artists in music history. This summer, a traveling exhibition of these images comes to Hartwick College’s Yager Museum of Art & Culture.

Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues, and Soulwill provide the Oneonta area an all-access pass to some of the most memorable musical performances ever captured on film. Running August 30 – November 22, the exhibition features 75 photographic prints of everyone from Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix through B.B. King and Lauryn Hill. Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues, and Soul is organized and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.

Opening reception is slated for Thursday, September 8, from 5 - 7 p.m. which also marks the formal start of the Museum’s Fall season.

 “Front Row Center will be appealing to many audiences: Hartwick’s student photographers and musicians, fans of the myriad performers so well captured by Larry Hulst’s lens, and anyone interested in photography and popular culture of the late 20th century,” said Museum Coordinator Doug Kendall.  “We are thrilled to be bringing these compelling images to Oneonta this fall.”

Born in 1946 in San Diego, Hulst is a longtime participant and chronicler of the concert scene. His collection of nearly 3,000 black-and-white negatives has help immortalize the live acts of influential musicians over five momentous decades of rock history. His photography career began in 1969, when the former Navy corpsman returned home to Sacramento after a tour of duty in Vietnam.

Citing Jim Marshall, Ansel Adams, and Lynn Goldsmith among his influences, Hulst is fueled both by his respect for his musical heroes and by his dedication to perfecting his photographic eye. The hallmark of Hulst’s work is his authentic ability to evoke the raw energy and emotion of the concert experience. The only prop he has ever needed was the stage. “I never wanted to go backstage,” Hulst said. “I want to be where the action is. After all, the ‘show’ is projected out onto the audience. I want to be in the audience.”

About the Yager Museum

The Yager is the Oneonta area’s only museum of art and culture. The Museum reopens for the Fall Semester on Tuesday, August 30 and will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30 - 4:30 when the College is in session.   The Museum is closed Sundays, Mondays, and College holidays. Admission is free and parking is available near the entrance on the first floor of Yager Hall. To reach the Museum, take West Street to Clinton Street and turn right onto Cayuga Drive. Follow Cayuga Drive to Yager Hall.

For more information on The Yager and these exhibitions, visit the museum’s website [https://www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/arts-culture/yager-museum/] or Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/yagermuseum/], call 607-431-4480, or e-mail Kendall at kendalld@hartwick.edu.

“Icons of Rock, Blues, and Soul” Coming to Hartwick’s Yager Museum

Start date: August 30, 2022
End date: November 22, 2022
All-day event
Location: Yager Hall - Library and Museum, 1 Hartwick Dr, Oneonta, NY, United States, New York
Organizer: Yager Museum of Art & Culture
Email address: museum@hartwick.edu
Phone: (607) 431-4480
Exhibits | Yager Museum Exhibits

(Photo Credit: Larry Hulst, Jimi Hendrix at the Golden Bear Raceway, Cal Expo, April 26, 1970, photograph, courtesy of the artist.)

ONEONTA, NY—Legendary concert photographer Larry Hulst has captured some of the most important artists in music history. This summer, a traveling exhibition of these images comes to Hartwick College’s Yager Museum of Art & Culture.

Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues, and Soulwill provide the Oneonta area an all-access pass to some of the most memorable musical performances ever captured on film. Running August 30 – November 22, the exhibition features 75 photographic prints of everyone from Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix through B.B. King and Lauryn Hill. Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues, and Soul is organized and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.

The Museum reopens for the Fall Semester on Tuesday, August 30 and will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30 - 4:30 when the College is in session.

An opening reception is slated for Thursday, September 8, from 5 - 7 p.m. which also marks the formal start of the Museum’s Fall season.

 “Front Row Center will be appealing to many audiences: Hartwick’s student photographers and musicians, fans of the myriad performers so well captured by Larry Hulst’s lens, and anyone interested in photography and popular culture of the late 20th century,” said Museum Coordinator Doug Kendall.  “We are thrilled to be bringing these compelling images to Oneonta this fall.”

Born in 1946 in San Diego, Hulst is a longtime participant and chronicler of the concert scene. His collection of nearly 3,000 black-and-white negatives has help immortalize the live acts of influential musicians over five momentous decades of rock history. His photography career began in 1969, when the former Navy corpsman returned home to Sacramento after a tour of duty in Vietnam.

Citing Jim Marshall, Ansel Adams, and Lynn Goldsmith among his influences, Hulst is fueled both by his respect for his musical heroes and by his dedication to perfecting his photographic eye. The hallmark of Hulst’s work is his authentic ability to evoke the raw energy and emotion of the concert experience. The only prop he has ever needed was the stage. “I never wanted to go backstage,” Hulst said. “I want to be where the action is. After all, the ‘show’ is projected out onto the audience. I want to be in the audience.”

About the Yager Museum

The Yager is the Oneonta area’s only museum of art and culture. The Museum reopens for the Fall Semester on Tuesday, August 30 and will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30 - 4:30 when the College is in session.   The Museum is closed Sundays, Mondays, and College holidays. Admission is free and parking is available near the entrance on the first floor of Yager Hall. To reach the Museum, take West Street to Clinton Street and turn right onto Cayuga Drive. Follow Cayuga Drive to Yager Hall.

For more information on The Yager and these exhibitions, visit the museum’s website [https://www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/arts-culture/yager-museum/] or Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/yagermuseum/], call 607-431-4480, or e-mail Kendall at kendalld@hartwick.edu.