By: ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam

A Conversation with Emil J. Kang, Program Director for Arts and Culture, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The role and value of artists in our society has a new but trusted champion in the venerable Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. …

“Pandemic Portrait Project 45” by Eleanor Miller

ArtsWestchester reopens its gallery on May 7 with “Together apART: Creating During COVID,” an exhibition that reflects our shared experience during the year of the pandemic through more than 250 works of painting, photography, sculpture, craft, song, and other creative activities by 224 Hudson Valley artists. …

by: Jorge Arévalo Mateus

“Wall, Los Indios, Texas” by Richard Misrach

The border, or la frontera, between the United States and Mexico lies along a severe, natural landscape that is both beautiful and dangerous. …

Discover virtual holiday events by Westchester arts organizations that will get even those who are quarantining into the holiday spirit.

Dress rehearsal with Ballet Arts for Picture House Regional Film Center’s screening of “The Nutcracker”, 12/13 (photo courtesy of Picture House Regional Film Center)

Now through January 2 (Saturdays)

Holiday Readings by the Pandemic Players

Leading into the new year, no matter which Saturday afternoon one tunes into Zoom, they’ll be entertained by classic stories told by consummate actors. The Pandemic Players, a group presented by Schoolhouse Theater, is dedicated to providing plays to audiences, even while theaters are…

by Kathleen Reckling, Deputy Director of Public Programs, ArtsWestchester

“And She Will Lead” by Andrew Courtney

Vote. By mail or in person. Absentee or early. This is the call to action by many artists in ArtsWestchester’s Give Us the Vote 2020 online exhibition. In the midst of a year that has challenged every American in some way…

Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong a 25-foot sculpture for the Westchester Landing of the Bridge’s shared use path.

“Current” by Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong during installation (photo courtesy of the artist)

When COVID-19 landed in North America, artist Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong was away from her New York home, balancing a residency in Calgary, Canada with overseeing the complex fabrication of her monumental sculpture, Current. There was still pasta on the shelves of supermarkets in Canada, but the Trader Joe’s near her…

By: William Bermingham

Anne Samat in her studio (photo credit: Maksim Akelin)

The environment in which an artist creates can often set the tone for their work. Anne Samat, a rising star in contemporary woven art, recently traveled from her native city of Kuala Lumpur to work and live in the city of Peekskill. …

By: CEO Janet Langsam

1946, by James Van Der Zee, © Donna Mussenden Van Der Zee

Was it by chance? Or, was it ordained… that I would meet the extraordinary widow of James Van Der Zee, the noted Harlem Renaissance photographer at an ordinary gathering of the Mt. Vernon Arts Council. As we went around the room introducing ourselves, I was pleased…

By: Mary Alice Franklin

“Untitled (Yo 123)” by Nina Chanel-Abney (photo courtesy of Neuberger Museum of Art)

In celebration of Black History Month, Neuberger Museum of Art will present a solo exhibition of contemporary African-American artist Nina Chanel Abney. The exhibition, Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush, surveys the past decade of the artist’s work through approximately 30 mostly-large-scale narrative figurative paintings and collages.

By: Rocío De La Roca

“Pot Shots” by Daniel Jocz (photo courtesy of Katonah Museum of Art)

Through January 27, Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) reinterprets the traditional boundaries of body ornamentation during its exhibition, Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century. …


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