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June 23, 2018 - July 22, 2018

Exhibitions

Wed, May 27, 2015 - Mon, December 31, 2018
100 Years of Collecting External Event Page
Kinderhook, New York
Venue: CCHS Museum & Library building
Since its founding, Columbia County Historical Society has grown considerably with the acquisition of numerous collections objects, four historic properties, and the development of an active research library. Some of the Historical Society's early acquisitions are on view for the first time in many years; other institutional documents and objects will be on exhibit for the first time. In addition, new acquisitions, old favorites and often overlooked objects will be on display in our recently revitalized gallery spaces. ////// ////// Ongoing during Visitor Hours:see our website.
$5.00 Adults, FREE: Children, Students and CCHS Members
For more information, please call 518-758-9265
Sat, February 3 - Mon, December 31, 2018
Sailor Made Exhibition External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
This new exhibition features more than 60 items made by sailors or artisans at sea. For centuries, sailors have used their leisure time to create objects and artworks that document life at sea, commemorate historic events or simply celebrate the extraordinary skill of the maker. Scrimshaw ? carved or engraved whale ivory or walrus tusks, made by whalers ? is one of the most well-known, sailor-made arts. Over hundreds of years, many began additional hobbies using materials they had on hand to fill their time while traveling the oceans. Visitors to the exhibition will see works of art, scrimshaw, and decorative knotwork, commemorative and household items that will provide a glimpse into the daily lives of those who made their livelihoods on the sea.
Free with Museum admission.
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Fri, May 18 - Sat, July 7, 2018
Böhler & Orendt: THE CARRION CHEER, A FAUNISTIC TRAGEDY External Event Page
Charleston, South Carolina
Germany-based artist duo Böhler & Orendt will create an immersive installation in the galleries of the Halsey Institute. Naming it a “makeshift transdimensional stopover camp,” the installation will consist of several tents through which viewers can walk. Each tent will feature an apparition of an extinct animal, such as a Steller’s Sea Cow, the Carolina Parakeet, and the Pinta Island Tortoise, which will appear as a projection on a screen of mist. The extinct animals will appear in chorus to sing a song of forgiveness to humans for causing their ultimate extinction. The tents also feature renderings and images representing the animals’ relationships with humans. This will be the first solo exhibition of Böhler & Orendt’s work in the United States. The exhibition is curated by Bryan Granger, Manager of Exhibitions and Programs at the Halsey Institute.
Free For All
Sun, June 10 - Sun, September 16, 2018
TAKASHI MURAKAMI: THE OCTOPUS EATS ITS OWN LEG External Event Page
Fort Worth, Texas
Known for his collaborations with pop icons and fashion house Louis Vuitton, and for vibrant anime-inspired characters, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) has blurred the boundaries throughout his career between high and low culture, ancient and modern, East and West. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the exhibition is a major retrospective of his paintings, featuring fifty works that span three decades of his career, from the artist’s earliest mature works to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings. The exhibition, titled Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, shows how Murakami’s art is rooted in traditions of Japanese painting and folklore, and highlights the artist’s careful attention to craft and materials. It also showcases the artist’s astute eye for the contemporary influences of globalization, media culture, the continued threats of nuclear power.

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