This Weekend in The Catskills…

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Photo by Don Stahl, courtesy of DiaArt.org

Dia:Beacon Community Day & Art Talk
Dia:Beacon museum and art gallery in Beacon is hosting a gallery talk this Saturday, October 10 at 2 pm. Curator Jenny Jaskey will discuss the works of American installation artist Robert Irwin. Irwin,  known for his projects dealing with light and space, began his career as a painter. Since 1968 he’s designed numerous installation projects in the US and abroad. Jaskey is the director and curator of the Artist’s Institute in New York City. Saturday, October 10 is also the Community Day at Dia:Beacon. For more information, visit diaart.org/events.

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Woman with William Matthew Prior Portrait, daguerreotype. Collection of David Schorsch. Courtesy of Fenimoreartmuseum.org

Fenimore Art Museum’s 2015 Americana Symposium
Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown is hosting its annual Americana Symposium this Saturday, October 10 from 12 noon to 5 pm. The exhibition “A Perfect Likeness: Folk Portraits and Early Photography,” which opens that day, will be the focus of the symposium. “A Perfect Likeness” explores the effect of early photography, particularly daguerreotypes, on the 19th century American portrait painters. The program begins with a gallery tour and talk. Several lectures are scheduled throughout the day. At 1:45 Sarah Kate Gillespie, from the Georgia Museum of Art, will be talking about the invention of daguerreotype. At 2:30 John Miller will briefly discuss the history of photographs. For more information, visit fenimoreartmuseum.org/americana.

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Photo courtesy of the Fisher Center at Bard.

American Ballet Theatre at Bard College’s Fisher Center
Fisher Center at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson is hosting the American Ballet Theatre Friday, October 9 at 8 pm, Saturday, October 10 at 2 and 8 pm, and Sunday, October 11 at 2 pm as part of the theatre’s 75th anniversary season. Choreographers include Alexei Ratmansky, who was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow for 2013, Paul Taylor and Mark Morris. Principal dancers include Stella Abrera, Isabella Boylston and Misty Copeland. For more information about the program, visit fishercenter.bard.edu.

About Simona David

Simona David is a writer living in the Catskill Mountains, New York. She is the author of Art in the Catskills (3rd edition, 2016), available on Amazon.com and Kindle. For more information, visit www.simonadavid.com.

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