Best Bets – Visual Arts

Here are the top visual arts recommendations, listed chronologically, for the winter and spring, as
Gustav Stickley furniture at the Fenimore Art Museum
Gustav Stickley furniture at the Fenimore Art Museum

BEST BETS

Visual arts

– “Smack” at Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs — Bring your eyes and ears to “Smack,” where six artists explore sound through actions such as scratching, stomping and dragging, and capture them in audio recordings, video, photography, drawing and painting. The artists are Matthew Antezzo, Martin Kersels, Gordon Monahan, Bruce Nauman, Susan Turcot and William Wegman. Opening show Feb. 9.

– Two exhibits at Arkell Museum, Canajohaire — Two new exhibits open this winter in Canajoharie. First, there’s “Famous and Fabulous Portraits from George Washington to the Golden Girl,” 18th century to early 20th century paintings from the collection. In March, the Arkell hosts its first traveling show, “Caricature, Politics and Immigration,” an amusing and disturbing look at ethnic images in cartoons and magazines from the late 19th century to World War I, when immigrants flooded America shores. Openings Jan. 20 (“Washington”) and March 8 (“Caricature”).

– “Gustav Stickley: The Enlightened Home” at the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown — Long before everyone knew about feng shui, there was Gustav Stickley, a leader in the American Craftsman Movement who believed in simple, beautiful furnishings, natural light and homes in harmony with the landscape. In Cooperstown, the Fenimore reopens in April with three new exhibits, including the Stickley show, featuring more than 40 pieces of furniture. Opening April 1.

– 30th Annual Photography Regional at Albany Center Galleries — Although the Albany Center Galleries has hosted the photo regional many times before, this will be the first time the juried show will appear in the gallery’s elegant new home on Columbia Street. Opening April 29.

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