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The Art of the Matter

  |   May 4, 2018  |  Comment Mark di Suvero, Jambalaya, Storm King Art Center

While food and attractions give an area the opportunity to put its best foot forward, only art bears a region’s soul and gives visitors a chance to imbibe the unfiltered spirit of local culture.

Experience world-class art at  Dia:Beacon, a transformative museum in more ways than one, which breathes new life and culture into its surrounding community. Located in its eponymous town, this gallery, opened in 2003 and located in a former Nabisco box printing factory, is as much a critical look at American industrial decay and revival as a place of art.

One of the largest museums of the State University of New York system, the Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz features more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space. This summer, from June 16 through November 11, the Dorsky’s annual exhibition of Hudson Valley artists, “Time Travelers,” curated by
Anastasia James.

The household of famed Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church, Olana State Historic Site features a wide array of worldly exhibitions of cultures from South America to the Middle East. The villa, a fusion of Victorian, Moorish, and Persian architecture, is a work of art in itself.

Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts kicks off its inaugural season this summer with performances by Urban Bush Women, Streb, and Savion Glover, among others. Lumberyard’s Catskill campus will serve as an incubator for artists where performers spend a week in residence, culminating in a final performance.

With arts ranging from music to film to food and so much more, Creatives MX has something for every patron. Perhaps fashion is your thing or you’ve had a life-long love for gaming. Wherever your interests may lie, this group of artists, entertainers and innovators is guaranteed to satisfy you.

Storm King Art Center is a massive sculpture garden in Cornwall that is not for the faint of heart. The colossal creations that inhabit this sprawling space at the cusp of Storm King Mountain will put the world in perspective and transport you to a world of wonderment and awe at their sheer majesty.



Pictured above: Mark di Suvero, Jambalaya, Storm King Art Center. Photo by Jerry L. Thompson. Courtesy of the artist.

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