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Works by Liliana Porter and Ana Tiscornia @ Art Omi
Works by Liliana Porter and Ana Tiscornia @ Art Omi
Liliana Porter and Ana Tiscornia @ Art Omi, Ghent. Works by two artists who have resided together and shared studio space for decades: Liliana Porter works across diverse media with installation, assemblage, photography, collage, theater, and public art, often employing a cast of characters that are inanimate objects, miniatures, toys and figurines. Ana Tiscornia’s practice encompasses wall works and collages composed with cutout cardboard and paper objects comprised of manipulated fragments. Opens Saturday, March 17. (Through May 13)

Photographs by Sarah Sweeney @ Opalka Gallery
Photographs by Sarah Sweeney @ Opalka Gallery
The 40th Annual Photo Regional: Effects That Aren’t Special @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Curated by Tim Davis, artist and professor of photography at Bard College, an exhibition that aims to demonstrate how photography can describe the everyday in a way that one never easily acclimates to, with works by Polly Apfelbaum, Saskia Baden, Marco Breuer, Sharon Core, Phyllis Galembo, Gregory Halpbern & Ahndraya Parlato, Justin Kimball, Chad Kleitsch, Mark Lyon, Pete Mauney, Rune Olsen, Seth David Rubin, Parker Shipp, Julianne Swartz and Sarah Sweeney. Opening reception: Friday, March 16, 6-8pm. (Through April 21)

Allison Janae Hamilton: Pitch @ MASS MoCA
Allison Janae Hamilton: Pitch @ MASS MoCA
Pitch @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Allison Janae Hamilton’s photographs, videos, sculptures and installations feature environments familiar to the north Florida and Tennessee landscapes that are home to her family. Opens Sunday, March 25.

Mike Blaisdel: Shapesin Space @ Good Purpose Gallery
Mike Blaisdel: Shapesin Space @ Good Purpose Gallery
Shapes in Space @ Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. Works by artists with disabilities who use the A.R.T. painting technique, an innovative painting technique designed to give full artistic control to people with profound physical disabilities who do not have the dexterity to apply paint brush to canvas. Opening reception: Thursday, March 15. 4:30-6:30pm. (Through April 10)

Jeronimo Elespe: Lure @ MASS MoCA
Jeronimo Elespe: Lure @ MASS MoCA
The Lure of the Dark @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Over a dozen contemporary artists, including Patrick Bermingham, William Binnie, Cynthia Daignault, TM Davy, Jeronimo Elespe, Cy Gavin, Shara Hughes, Josephine Halvorson, Sam McKinniss, Wilhelm Neusser, Dana Powell, Kenny Rivero and Alexandria Smith, illustrate the ways in which the hours of darkness continue to provoke the contemporary imagination. Members opening teception: Saturday, March 24, 5:30pm.

Natasha Bowdoin: Maneater @ MASS MoCA
Natasha Bowdoin: Maneater @ MASS MoCA
Natasha Bowdoin: Maneater @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Houston, TX-based artist Natasha Bowdoin builds wall-works with words. In her largest-ever cut paper and collage installation, she investigates the intersections of the visual, the experiential, and the literary, treating language and nature as kindred phenomena. Members opening reception: Saturday, March 24, 5:30pm.


Continuing

Alphonse Mucha: Cycles Perfecta @ The Hyde Collection
Alphonse Mucha: Cycles Perfecta @ The Hyde Collection
Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. An exhibit that examines how Alphonse Mucha exploited the advertising poster to create a new movement in art. His work helped shape the aesthetics of French art at the turn of the twentieth century and formed the cornerstone of the international Art Nouveau movement. (Through March 18)

Millie Wilson, Lace Curtain Window @ The Tang
Millie Wilson, Lace Curtain Window @ The Tang
Rose Ocean: Living with Duchamp @ The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. Works by more than 50 artists examining the legacy of Marcel Duchamp. (Through March 20)

Melanie Mowinski: The 50 Card Project @ MCLA Gallery 51
Melanie Mowinski: The 50 Card Project @ MCLA Gallery 51
The 50 Card Project @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. Every week since Inauguration Day, and continuing through the end of 2017, Melanie Mowinski, an associate professor of visual arts at MCLA, printed a new letterpress card in a limited edition of 100, using vintage letterpress type, cuts and other printing matrices. (Through March 24)

Equine Figurine (possibly Iranian from Luristan) @ Mandeville Gallery
Equine Figurine (possibly Iranian from Luristan) @ Mandeville Gallery
Lost Art: Ancient Iranian Bronzes in the Union College Permanent Collection @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. An exhibit of the majority of Union College’s collection of bronze weaponry and horse fittings from ancient Iran. (Through March 25)

Katrina Hude's glass installation @ Thompson Grioux Gallery
Katrina Hude’s glass installation @ Thompson Grioux Gallery
Harmonic Cognizance @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Sculptural works by Katrina Hude. (Through March 25)

Betsy Crowell: My Pond @ John Davis Gallery
Betsy Crowell: My Pond @ John Davis Gallery
Platinum & Palladium @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. An exhibition of photographs by Betsy Crowell. (Through March 25)

Aesthetic Movement @ Lapham Gallery
Aesthetic Movement @ Lapham Gallery
Aesthetic Movement @ Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. Works by Christian Hires, Deborah Austin, Victoria Palermo and Mitchell Liner. . (Through March 30)

Works by Sondra Sherman @ Sienna Patti
Works by Sondra Sherman @ Sienna Patti
Sondra Sherman: Upside Down in Paradise @ Sienna Patti, Lenox. A jewelry series that explores the natural and cultural landscape of Southern California. (Through March 31)

Albany & Anti-Suffrage @ Albany Institute of History and Art
Albany & Anti-Suffrage @ Albany Institute of History and Art
Spotlight: Albany & Anti-Suffrage @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. In the years leading up to 1917, not every woman wanted the right to vote. In fact, Albany was considered a stronghold of the anti-suffrage movement. This exhibit tells the story of the women who first met in 1894 before the New York Constitutional Convention convened, organized the Albany branch of the New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, lobbied to make their views heard in 1915, and lost their fight in 1917. (Through March 31)

Stacey Robinson: Afrotopia @  Schaffer Library Learning Common
Stacey Robinson: Afrotopia @ Schaffer Library Learning Common
Branding the AfroFuture @ Schaffer Library Learning Common, Schenectady. Works by Stacey Robinson that explore ideas of “Black Utopias” as spaces of peace away from colonial influence by considering Black protest movements and the art movements that document(ed) them. (Through March 31)

Paintings by Marilyn Orner @ 510 Warren Street Gallery
Paintings by Marilyn Orner @ 510 Warren Street Gallery
The Deployment Project and Other Works @ 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson. Recent paintings by Marilyn Orner. (Through April 1)

Theresa Swidorski: Confluence @ Albany Center Gallery
Theresa Swidorski: Confluence @ Albany Center Gallery
2018 Mohawk-Hudson Regional Invitational @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. Works by artists selected from last year’s Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region exhibit: Richard Barlow, Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, George Dirolf, Jeanne Finley, T. Klacsmann and Theresa Swidorski. (Through April 6)

Works by Mary Anne Davis @ The Chatham Bookstore
Works by Mary Anne Davis @ The Chatham Bookstore
Mary Anne Davis: Women and Power @ The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham. Ceramic artist Mary Anne Davis displays her work inspired by the manifesto of the same name by Mary Beard. (Through April 6)

Hank Willis Thomas: Black Righteous Space @ University Art Museum
Hank Willis Thomas: Black Righteous Space @ University Art Museum
This Place @ University Art Museum, Albany. A photography exhibition that explores the rifts and paradoxes of the highly contested spaces of Israel and the West Bank, featuring internationally renowned artists Martin Kollar, Jungjin Lee, Thomas Struth and Jeff Wall. Also on display is Black Righteous Space, a sound reactive video installation by Hank Willis Thomas that explores issues of identity, race and popular culture. O (Through April 7)

Works by Elana Goren @ Theo Ganz Gallery
Works by Elana Goren @ Theo Ganz Gallery

Elana Goren: Prints and Ghosts @ Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon. Mixed-media monotypes by Elana Goren. (Through April 8)

Paola Ochoa: Ariadne's Thread @ Matteawan Gallery
Paola Ochoa: Ariadne’s Thread @ Matteawan Gallery
Paola Ochoa: What The Thunder Said @ Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. Drawings by Paola Ochoa, from several bodies of work created over the past decade. Through April 15)

Organic Form @ The Laffer Gallery
Organic Form @ The Laffer Gallery

Organic Form @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Works by Rob Longley, Jordan Becker, Teri Malo, Jae Schalekamp and Valerie Craig. (Through April 15)

Edition @ BCB Art, Hudson. A group show highlighting multiple/edition artwork in various media — from stone lithography to digital prints. A group show highlighting the multiple/edition artwork- in various media from stone lithography to digital prints, with works by Marco Badot, Justin Baker, Jef Bourgeau, Garth Evans, Richard Finkelstein, Eric Fischl, John Foxx, Barbara Freidman, Jim Goss, Emily Gui, Arnold Hoffman, Jr., John Inwood, Willem de Kooning, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Rene Magnanti, Julian Opie, Lucio Pozzi, Ed Ruscha, David Salle, Fred Scruton, Bill Seaman, Dan Welden and Richard Wright. (Thorough April 15)

Stephen Shore: Nabi Musa @ The Tang
Stephen Shore: Nabi Musa @ The Tang
This Place @ The Tang, Saratoga Springs. A photographic exploration of Israel and the West Bank, shown concurrently at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University, the Wellin Museum at Hamilton College and at the University Art Museum, University at Albany. Each institution will present work by four of the twelve artists that make up the show: Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peress, Fazal Sheikh, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall, Nick Waplington and the creator of the project, Frédéric Brenner. (Through April 22)

David Halliday: Fork and Fur and Donise English: Red One @ Carrie Haddad Gallery
David Halliday: Fork and Fur and Donise English: Red One @ Carrie Haddad Gallery
Peculiar Rarities @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. A wide-ranging exhibition in media from porcelain to Play-Doh and subject matter that includes icebergs, Victorian steampunk characters, conniving housewives and Judy Garland. Artists include David Halliday, Donise English, Juan Garcia Nunez, Russell DeYoung, Nick Simpson, Newbold Bohemia, Leon Smith, Paul Katz, Andrea Moreau, Fernando Orellana, Carl Grauer, David Dew Bruner and Frank Litto. (Through April 22)

Samuel Palmer: Pear Tree in Walled Garden @ The Clark
Samuel Palmer: Pear Tree in Walled Garden @ The Clark
Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection @ The Clark, Williamstown. An exhbititon of 150 exceptional drawings from the Eugene V. Thaw Collection, considered one of the world’s finest private collections of drawings, including pivotal works by Rembrandt van Rijn, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Jean-Antoine Watteau, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, J.M.W. Turner, William Blake, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and more. (Through April 22)

Paintings by Ryan Parr @ Yates Gallery
Paintings by Ryan Parr @ Yates Gallery
Puzzled @ Yates Gallery, Loudonville. Paintings by Ryan Parr. (Through May 14)

Works by Tony DiTerlizzi @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Works by Tony DiTerlizzi @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. An exhibition of works by the #1 New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, known for his images of such fantasy creatures as fairies, trolls, sprites and goblins. (Through May 28)


Downtown is Pawsome Garden Party @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. Celebrating a local landmark and American icon, regional artists have customized twenty 3-foot-tall sculptures of Albany’s famous canine resident Nipper. The painted pups will grace various locations in downtown Albany throughout the next year. Proceeds from the Garden Party will benefit programs of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, as well as the continued revitalization of downtown Albany. (Through May 31)

William Austin Burt (inventor), William J. Young (maker), Burt’s Solar Compass @ Mandeville Gallery
William Austin Burt (inventor), William J. Young (maker), Burt’s Solar Compass @ Mandeville Gallery
Probability & Uncertainty @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. This exhibition will feature over thirty historic, scientific instruments from the Union College Permanent Collection, juxtaposed with six contemporary female artists working with scientific themes: Aimée Burg, Nettrice Gaskins, Jessie Henson, Carter Hodgkin, Kirsten Kay Thoen and Audrey Wilson. Opens Saturday, January 13. Opening reception: Wednesday, January 24, 5-6:30pm. See the website for more events. (Through June 17)

 Simon Donaldson, Amperé’s Law @ Mandeville Gallery

Simon Donaldson, Amperé’s Law @ Mandeville Gallery
Concinnitas Portfolio @ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady. A portfolio of ten fine art aquatint prints featuring equations, expressions or formulas transcribed by ten notable mathematicians and physicists, in response to the prompt to record their ‘most beautiful mathematical expression.’ Each image was hand-drawn by each of the following participants: Sir Michael Atiyah, Enrico Bombieri, Simon K. Donaldson, Freeman Dyson, Murray Gell-Mann, Richard Karp, Peter Lax, David Mumford, Stephen Smale and Steven Weinberg. (Through August 31)

Works by Liz Glynn @ MASS MoCA
Works by Liz Glynn @ MASS MoCA
Liz Glynn: The Archaeology of Another Possible Future @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Los Angeles-based Liz Glynn will present her largest and most ambitious project to date in Building 5, MASS MoCA’s largest gallery — a sprawling multi-sensory sculptural experience of sight, sensation, sound, and scent stretching nearly a football field in length. The exhibition expands Glynn’s interest in the rise and fall of empires, labor, and shifting cultural values, in order to speculate upon our uncertain future. (Through Labor Day 2018)

Anonymous (French) Tapestry from Chateau de Corances, Early 16th Century @ Williams College Museum of Art
Anonymous (French) Tapestry from Chateau de Corances, Early 16th Century @ Williams College Museum of Art
RAWR! A WCMA Bestiary @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. An exhibit that considers how art has helped to create arbitrary distinctions between the human and the animal, with works from WCMA’s encyclopedic collection exploring the representation of animals in art and artifacts across time and across the globe. (Through October 31)

Rachel Howard: Paintings of Violence @ MASS MoCA
Rachel Howard: Paintings of Violence @ MASS MoCA
Rachel Howard: Paintings of Violence (Why I am not a mere Christian) @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. In her first U.S. solo museum show, London-based painter Rachel Howard examines human cruelty; the work’s title references both C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity and Bertrand Russell’s “Why I am not a Christian,” texts which argue respectively for and against adherence to Christianity. Members’ reception: Saturday, March 24.

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