First of all, it's fair week in Manhattan. The Armory, Red Dot Fair, LA Art, Scope, Pulse , Fountain,
Art Show, and who know how many others will be open from mid to late week through the weekend.
Today's NYTimes had a story relating to the proliferation of private museums created by collectors to house their own collections. The article stated that Tom Eccles the director of the Hessel Museum at Bard, one of several such institutions in our area, will serve as moderator of a panel discussion sponsored by the ADAA held at MOMA on Saturday that will deal with the subject of "The museum as collector." I haven't been able to find any details on the discussion.
Further upstream in New Paltz on Wednesday, Feb 21 at 7:30pm, sculptor, Ursula Von Rydingsvard will be giving a lecture at Suny New Paltz Lecture Center 102.
at 1pm at Dia:Beacon, Molly Nesbit will give a gallery talk on Robert Smithson.
From 5-7pm at World's End Books will be hosting a book signing and art reception featuring the words of Bruna Mori, and the images of Matthew Kinney.
Down in Garrison from 4-7pm, the Garrison Art Center will be holding an opening reception for new exhibits of work by Grace Knowlton, and Ivy Dachman. The two exhibits will run through March 25.
From 4-6pm at the HVCCA in Peekskill, there will be an opening reception for First Look II, an exhibit of 16 graduate students from universities from across the country.
Also at 4pm in Beacon, bau will be hosting a panel discussion on featuring participants in the current exhibit. The talk titled "The Shifting Center" will be moderated by Christopher Staples and will focus on issues facing artists today.