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Celebrating Juneteenth

by ArtsWestchester on May 27, 2021

Juneteenth commemorates the declaration that all Black people in Galveston, Texas were “free.” This announcement, made on June 19, 1865, came more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and is considered by Black people in the United States as “Emancipation Day”: The date is celebrated annually to commemorate the end of … Read More »

Music, Music, Music

by Michelle Falkenstein on May 27, 2021

Fans of Caramoor Center for Music in the Arts will once again be able to indulge in a full season of live, in-person musical performances this summer amidst the estate’s lush gardens, stately trees and chirping crickets. Its seven-week season will run from June 19 through August 8, followed by two post-season concerts series from … Read More »

Rye’s New Summertime Residents

by Caedra Scott-Flaherty on May 27, 2021

Rye is about to get 36 special summertime residents. Butterfly sculptures, ranging in size from dinner plates to dinner tables, will be installed throughout the city’s Village Green in mid-June and remain on display until September.  The new public art exhibition, Rye’s Above, is a collaboration between The Rye Arts Center and The Rotary Club … Read More »

Art Conservation: From Mummies to Hornets’ Nests

by Megan Thomson Connor on May 27, 2021

“Treated and mounted a six-foot-long taxidermy Monitor lizard, part of a modern art installation.” “Rewrapp[ed] an Ancient Roman human mummy.”  Who would have these types of credentials on their resume? Art Conservators. In this case, the team at A.M. Art Conservation and The Found Object Art Conservation.  When most people hear the term “art conservation,” … Read More »

The Arts Are Making a Comeback

by ArtsWestchester on May 26, 2021

Slowly but surely, arts groups of all disciplines have begun to reopen as New York State expands guidelines for cultural groups in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. ArtsNews asked local arts organizations for more information about their reopening plans, whether this month or in the future, as they work to welcome back the public. Below … Read More »