Hudson Valley Art Scene

Arts & Culture

Arts and culture are what define the Hudson Valley.
The communities along the river are cultural wellsprings, with an abundance of performances, like music and dance, and creative communities for artists and writers. The region also boasts world-class theaters and museums, like Dia:Beacon, Bard’s Fisher Center, and the Bardavon. The region’s vibrant culture can only be matched by the Hudson Valley’s history, still evident in the form of its historic buildings, streets, and landmarks.


Mark Ruffalo to Play Twins in New HBO Series Set to Film in the Hudson Valley

Callicoon-Based Actor to Star and Co-Produce the Mini Series "I Know This Much is True"
Between April 1 and September 30, HBO will film a new six-episode mini series in the Hudson Valley. Entitled "I Know This Much Is True," the TV series will star Mark Ruffalo in the dual role of twin brothers. An open casting call will be held from 11am-4pm, Saturday, February 23, at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center,

Tags: Film

Rex Fowler Celebrates Elvis Presley in Woodstock

The Aztec Two-Step singer will present "All About Elvis!," an evening of film and music, at Colony on February 17.

Tags: Music

Mountain Jam 2019 Tickets on Sale Now

This year, the four-day music festival moves to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

Tags: Music

Hudson Valley Resident Jim Jarmusch Collaborates on New Album

The film director's fourth experimental record with Jozef Van Wissem will be released on February 8.

Tags: Music

Lord Huron to Play at Hutton Brickyards July 18

Tickets Go on Sale Friday Morning
LA-based indie folk outlet Lord Huron to play at Hutton Brickyards in Kingston July 18.

Tags: Music

"Zebra" Music Video is First Film Production at Lumberyard in Catskill

Dust Bowl Faeries Take Over the Catskill Soundstage for a Surreal Circus Video
On Saturday, February 2, Hudson-based band Dust Bowl Faeries will debut “Zebra,” a surreal new music video, which was filmed and produced at Lumberyard.

Tags: Film

On the Cover: Joseph Richards' Photorealism | February 2019

The February 2019 cover of Chronogram features "Boatyard Lift," a quintessential photorealistic painting by Joseph Richards, whose work will be on display at the Carrie Haddad Gallery through February 24.

Tags: Visual Art

A Conversation with Hi-Phi Nation Podcaster Barry Lam

Vassar Philosophy Professor Barry Lam Answers Questions about His Podcast
Vassar philosophy professor Barry Lam answers questions about why he started his podcast.

Tags: Podcasts

The Photos of Nadia Sablin

Acclaimed photographer and SUNY New Paltz Professor Nadia Sablin is awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to return to rural Russia and continue documenting her father's family village.

Tags: Visual Art

An Unlikely Pairing: "Turner & Constable" at Clark Art Institute

British landscape art contemporaries Turner and Constable had a lifelong rivalry. A new exhibit at the Clark Art Institute brings the two greats together.

Tags: Visual Art

Brighten Your February with Live Music at these 6 Hudson Valley Shows

A list of live music venues in the Hudson Valley.

Tags: Music

9 Art Exhibits to See in February

A curated list of the art exhibits on display in the Hudson Valley in February.

Tags: Visual Art

2019 Black History Month Events in the Hudson Valley

This month will mark the 400th anniversary of the first African arrival on British North American shores. Come out, learn, participate, and partake.

Tags: General Arts & Culture

8 Events to Spice Up Your February

Here are 8 Hudson Valley happenings to get you out of the house this February.

Tags: General Arts & Culture

Bard's Sound the Trumpet Series Returns February 2019

This month, as part of Bard College's Sound the Trumpet series, jazz/hip hop musician Keyon Harrold will lead "Jazz and the Birth of Hip-Hop."

Tags: Music

Outsider Folk Artist Inez Nathaniel Walker's First Solo Exhibit

American folk artist Inez Nathaniel Walker came to art behind bars, when she started drawing during a four-year sentence for manslaughter. An acclaimed outsider artist, Walker now has her first solo show at the Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College.

Tags: Visual Art

Slam Allen: The Hudson Valley King of Blues

Born into a musical family, local legend Slam Allen is a link to the deep history of the blues.

Tags: Music

Pops Peterson Speaks about His Reinventing Rockwell Series 2/3

Artist, performer, and writer Maurice “Pops” Peterson speaks about his Reinventing Rockwell painting series at Spencertown Arts Academy on February 3.

Tags: Visual Art

Cozy Up with these 7 Books this February

Seven short book reviews of new releases by Hudson Valley authors, ranging from a historical showdown between Gilded Age titans of history to a fitness guide to a handbook for spiritual revolution.

Tags: Books & Authors

Your February Soundtrack

4 Hudson Valley Albums to Listen to While the Snow Falls
Four reviewed albums from Hudson Valley artists.

Tags: Music

Chronogram Poetry | February 2019

A selection of poems submitted by Chronogram readers and edited by Phillip X. Levine.

Tags: Poetry

Game of Thrones & Sex Education Actors Co-Star in New Movie Filmed in Kingston

Then Came You Debuts on February 1
Hudson Valley director Peter Hutchings dishes on the new film Then Came You, which was shot almost entirely in Kingston and features actors Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Asa Butterfield (Sex Education), and Nina Dobrev (Degrassi).

Tags: Film

Basilica Hudson Presents Imbolc Riverfire Next Month

The epic, mythology-themed multidisciplinary festival will be staged live on February 2.

Tags: Theater

12 Shows We're Binge Watching this Winter

We checked in with our coworkers here at Luminary Media to see what everybody's watching this winter. Here is a roundup of the top 12 shows our officemates are binging on Netflix.

Tags: Film

Nirvana Shirts Benefit Women's Advocacy Group

Funds from the sale of apparel featuring a 1989 concert flier designed by Chronogram arts editor Peter Aaron will go to Women Helping Women, which assists victims of domestic violence.

Tags: Music

Lincoln Mayorga to Perform in Spencertown

The legendary pianist and arranger will appear in program of jazz classics.

Tags: Music

Winter Concert Series Kicks Off in Tannersville

23Arts in the Snow begins on Friday with a performance of the music of Richard Strauss.

Tags: Music

Lee Shaw Documentary Screens in Spencertown Next Week

The late pianist will be celebrated with an evening of film and music.

Tags: Music

Robert Burke Warren and Friends Celebrate David Bowie in Woodstock

"Acoustic Stardust" will honor the rock legend at Colony this month.

Tags: Music

Framed by Time: Luc Sante on Stanley Kubrick’s Early Photos

Luc Sante examines the early work of Stanley Kubrick’s photography work.

Tags: Visual Art

Connecticut’s Prison Arts Program

Jeffrey Greene is the organizer for Connecticut’s Prison Arts Program, which is part of Community Partners in Action (CPA). This non-profit organization focuses on behavioral change of both current and past prison inmates.

Tags: Visual Art

Nick Zungoli's Bear Mountain & Harriman Parks

A Photo Book & Practical Explorer's Guide
Photographer and National Geographic contributor Nick Zungoli's new book Bear Mountain and Harriman Parks is not just a photographic flight of fancy, it's also a guide to exploring the region's parks and preserves.

Tags: Books & Authors

Album Review: Jamie Saft Quartet | Blue Dream

Peter Aaron reviews Jamie Saft Quartet's album, Blue Dream.

Tags: Music

Album Review: Blood & Stomach Pills | What Rough Beast

Jeremy Schwartz reviews Blood & Stomach Pills' album, What Rough Beast.

Tags: Music

Album Review: Ryan Martin | Gimme Some Light

Michael Eck reviews Ryan Martin's album, Gimme Some Light.

Tags: Music


Hudson Valley Events

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Monday Night Songwriting Meetup with Lisa Markley @ Rhinebeck School of Music

Monday Night Songwriting Meetup with Lisa Markley

Mon., Feb. 4, 5:45-7 p.m., Mon., Feb. 11, 5:45-7 p.m., Mon., Feb. 18, 5:45-7 p.m., Mon., March 4, 5:45-7 p.m., Mon., March 11, 5:45-7 p.m., Mon., March 18, 5:45-7 p.m., Mon., April 1, 5:45-7 p.m., Mon., April 8, 5:45-7 p.m., Mon., April 15, 5:45-7 p.m., Mon., May 6, 5:45-7 p.m., Mon., May 13, 5:45-7 p.m. and Mon., May 20, 5:45-7 p.m. — 1st and 3rd Mondays: Teen Songwriting Meet-Up, 5:45-7pm, $28 per person 2nd...
Floating Imagery Opening @ Pelham Art Center

Floating Imagery Opening

Sept. 14-March 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m. — The work consists of five exciting creations that hang, lay and stand...

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