Artist Talks

Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2pm
Painting Lake George with Artistic License: Then and Now


Artist Anne Diggory's research into the painting location of nineteenth-century painter John Frederick Kensett's iconic Lake George, 1869, was recently published in the Metropolitan Museum Journal, in an article that corrects the misconception that he altered the topography and clarifies the artistic choices he made to convey the drama of light on the landforms at the lake.

To research Kensett's many painting locations, Diggory spent time on and around the lake photographing what inspired him and creating works of her own. Two of her Lake George artworks are on view in Anne Diggory: Hybrid Visions September 28, 2014 through January 4, 2015 in Hoopes Gallery.  

Talk is free with museum admission.

Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 1pm
Bridges of Song: American-Jewish Music & African-American Music
Guest Speaker:  Robert Cohen

imageIn conjunction with the exhibition Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, visitors are invited to hear America in the melting pot of musical forms. Robert Cohen has produced and hosted over 100 radio programs on Jewish culture and identity - including National Public Radio's One People, Many Voices: American-Jewish Music Comes of Age, part of the permanent collection of the Paley Center for Media in New York.

Sunday, November 9 is Second Sunday of the Month free day so there is no museum admission charge! 

This program is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities' Speaker in the Humanities program.

For more information, contact curator of education Evi Fisher at 518-792-1761, ext. 340 or