Art

A handful of exhibitions to enchant the imagination


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Ongoing through December 17
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art 
HVCCA’s first open-call juried exhibition highlights talented regional artists who prominently feature a word or words in their artistic productions. Featured artists include Patricia Miranda, Robert Olsson, and Laura Kimpton.

Her Crowd: New Art From Our Neighbors’ Private Collection
September 24—January 2
Bruce Museum
This pioneering new exhibition focuses on the collection, production, and masterworks of female artists, with pieces sourced from throughout Westchester and Fairfield Counties. The exhibition is highlighted by several abstract paintings, pieces featuring found materials, and works influenced by social media. 

Sculpture in the Garden 2016: Santi Hitorangi and James Tyler
Ongoing through October 23
Edward Hopper House
The singular and inspiring sculptures of celebrated artists Santi Hitorangi and James Tyler go on show in the house’s garden. Hitorangi is known for astonishing carved-stone sculptures, while Tyler made his name with colossal heads referencing ancient peoples. 

Flora and Fauna: Drawings by Francesca Anderson
Ongoing through October 30
Bruce Museum 
Winner of the American Society of Botanical Artists Artist of the Year Award and two-time winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal, Francesca Anderson explores natural history through compelling illustrations of plants and wildlife.

Four Solo Exhibitions Engaging Place
Ongoing through February 5
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
This series of exhibitions features site-specific commissions ranging from sculpture and drawing to performance-based works by David Brooks, Kim Jones, Peter Liversidge, and Virginia Overton.

Ray Spillenger: Rediscovery of a Black Mountain Painter
September 11—December 23
Neuberger Museum of Art
An influential abstract painter and student of Willem de Kooning, Ray Spillenger is often overlooked in roundups of New York School art. This exhibition, which features more than 40 paintings and drawings from the artist’s Black Mountain College days to the late 1960s, sheds new light on this deeply underappreciated genius. 

ArtsFest
September 24-25
Pelham & New Rochelle
This weekend of events throughout Pelham and New Rochelle features a bevvy of art events and activities, including behind-the-scenes tours of artists’ studios, a classic car show, LEGO Day, a “Dance Fest,” and the 5th Annual Lincoln Avenue Arts & Culture Fest. For more information visit www.newrochellearts.org.

Remedy
October 4—January 14
ArtsWestchester
ArtsWestchester’s White Plains gallery plays host to an intriguing new exhibition featuring pieces across media that address the ways in which we attempt to ameliorate society’s ailments through art. Exhibiting artists include Paul Clay, Matthew Cox, Annie Lopez, Christopher Payne, Eric Rhein, and Laura Splan.

POP! Prints From the Permanent Collection 
October 30—February 19
Neuberger Museum of Art
Pop-art maestros, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns are represented during this eye-popping exhibition showcasing the Neuberger Museum’s finest pop-art prints.

Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly
October 23—January 29
Katonah Museum of Art
Ellsworth Kelly, one of America’s most celebrated abstract artists, assembles a sprawling collection of drawings by Henri Matisse produced between 1900 and 1950. Be sure to stop by an adjacent gallery next to the exhibition, where you can spy some of Kelly’s own eye-popping work.  

Small Scales: Lands of Enchantment
October 29—January 29
Bruce Museum
Enter the world of fascinating small-scale art with this quirky exhibition of miniature works inspired by the natural world. Pieces by artists including Sally Curcio, Patrick Jacobs, and Kerry Miller will be on show in this wholly distinct collection of minute masterpieces.

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