The end of the year brings good news for our grantees, with mentions on best-of lists and events to look forward to in 2017.
A Too-Rare Chance to See City Ballet’s Current Stars Dance on Television
“The final performance of the company’s three-week engagement last summer in the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris will be broadcast over two consecutive Friday nights in February as part of the Great Performances series. The program, which WNET announced on Tuesday, is set to air on Feb. 17 and Feb. 24 at 9 p.m., though viewers should check local listings. It will showcase City Ballet performing several Balanchine works set to the music of French composers.” Featured dancers include Sara Mearns, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Lauren Lovette, Megan Fairchild, Joaquin De Luz, Tiler Peck, Andrew Veyette, Teresa Reichlen, Sterling Hyltin, Jared Angle, Amar Ramasar, Tyler Angle, Alston Macgill, Anthony Huxley, Brittany Pollack and Taylor Stanley. NYSCA supports New York City Ballet through our Dance and Individual Artists Programs.
The Best Art of 2016
Among this year’s best, according to the New York Times, from NYSCA grantees: the Met Breuer, the Brooklyn Museum, The New Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Guggenheim Museum. Exhibitions of note included Antonio Lopez at El Museo del Barrio, Mierle Laderman Ukeles at the Queens Museum, “Jerusalem 1000-1400,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Kerry James Marshall at the Met Breuer.
ArtOneida book and website celebrate art across Oneida County
“After a year’s research, members of the ArtOneida team have found over 150 works of public art across the county, representing over 130 years of history. You can see 50+ of these works highlighted in their new book, titled ArtOneida, available at Munson Gallery Gift Shop, Signature 81 and online at http://www.sculpturespace.org/help-find-public-art-across-oneida-county/. Even more artwork is shown on the accompanying website, at ArtOneida.org. This 127-page glossy, full color book highlights public art throughout Oneida County and brings the power of public art to your fingertips…The artwork ranges from 19th century monuments of local heroes to chainsaw carvings, community murals to contemporary sculpture at Griffiss International Sculpture Garden, and from intricate stained glass to “yarn-bombs.” The works span a range from 1884 to 2016.” This project is sponsored by Sculpture Space, in Utica, a grantee in our Visual Arts and Individual Artists Programs.
Kids can create something out of gift boxes at Herschell Carrousel Museum
After you’ve opened your presents, it’s OK to play with the boxes at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum during “Cardboard Creations” week. Kids are encouraged to put aside their cool gifts, bring the cardboard gift boxes to the museum, then use their imaginations to create anything with the supplies provided during the Christmas break, from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 26 to Dec. 30, at 180 Thompson St. Workshop participation is included in the regular admission, $6 for adults and $3 for children ages two and up. The “STEM Snow Days: Cardboard Creations” event is open to all ages. It will also be the last chance to ride the carousel before the museum closes for the season. More information is available at carrouselmuseum.org NYSCA supports the HCFM through our Museum Program.
[Exclusive] The Top 25 Most Instagrammed Art Spaces of 2016
This analysis comes directly from Instagram, who sorted out the top contemporary art museums, galleries, and creative districts in the country, and ranked them based on the geotagged location tied to each site. NYSCA grantees included were the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, The Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum, The New Museum and the Met Breuer in New York City, MoMA PS1 in Long Island City and the Brooklyn Museum.