American Landscapes Events

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Members Preview Reception

Thursday, June 13
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Museum of Art   |   Root Court
Members: $40

Enjoy an exclusive Members Preview Reception celebrating American Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society, including live music and festive food.

studio landcape painting

MINI-COURSE | American Landscapes: Studio Landscape Painting

with Annette Gurdo   |   All Levels   |   18+
Tuesdays, July 9-30, 1–4 p.m.

Explore landscapes in the Pratt Munson studios this summer! Students work from landscape photos and studies in the studio supported by painting demonstrations and individualized instruction in acrylic or watercolor. This course celebrates the summer exhibition, American Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society, and includes admission to the show.

museum master copies

VISIBLE STUDIO | American Landscapes: Munson Museum Master Copies

with Yulia Levkovich   |   Intermediate   |   18+
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, July 9–Aug. 7, 1–4 p.m.

Through this tradition of close observation of a masterpiece, artists receive personalized instruction in oils and the unique opportunity to utilize artsworks from the Munson Museum of Art collection. Some previous knowledge of oils is required and beneficial for the class. This course celebrates the summer exhibition, American Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society, and includes admission to the show.

plein air

WORKSHOP | American Landscapes: Painting En Plein Air

with Chad Smith   |   Intermediate   |   18+
Thursdays, July 11–Aug. 1, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

This four-session course focuses on a systematic approach to outdoor painting and a focus on fall color. Classes center around how to interpret the outdoor subject in an artistic way. Students are introduced to a formula that allows a "step-by-step" approach to successful results. This course celebrates the summer exhibition, American Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society, and includes admission to the show.

private tour

Private After-Hours Tour of American Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society

Wednesday, July 10
Wednesday, July 24
Museum of Art   |   2 East Gallery
Members: $30   |   General Public: $40

Join Elizabeth Welch, Assistant Curator of American Art, as she shares her insights into how paintings of Oneida County relate to national trends and concerns. After the tour, enjoy a glass of wine accompanied by artisanal cheeses.

felted painting

WORKSHOP | American Landscapes: Felted Painting

with Mallory Zondag   |   All Levels   |   16+
Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Explore the art of wet felting and needle felting combined with principals of color theory, atmospheric perspective, and more to bring your landscape to life! Participants learn how to create felted fabric from scratch, how to work with pre felt, and explore techniques like felt collage. This workshop celebrates the summer exhibition, American Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society, and includes admission to the show.

forest floor weaving

WORKSHOP | American Landscapes: Forest Floor Weaving

with Mallory Zondag   |   All Levels   |   16+
Sunday, July 28, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Evoke the mossy magic of the forest floor by learning to weave patterns and textures into a hanging tapestry. Using a frame loom and a variety of yarns and fibers such as wool roving, silk, and wool locks, you will learn to weave. This workshop celebrates the summer exhibition, American Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society, and includes admission to the show.

angela ferguson

Seed to Plate: An Indigenous Dinner

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 5:30–8 p.m.
Museum of Art   |   Sculpture Grove
Members: $50   |   General Public: $65

Enjoy a traditional Haudenosaunee four-course meal with chef Angela Ferguson from Onondaga Nation, Eel Clan. A leader in the Indigenous food sovereignty movement, she will speak about food sovereignty and what it means for Indigenous communities to cook with pre-colonial foods.

market basket

WORKSHOP | Adirondack Market Basket

Thursday, Aug. 15, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Museum of Art   |   Munson Studio (formerly "Dance Building")
Members: $140   |   General Public: $155

Weave your own tote basket large enough to take to the market, beach, or boat and attractive enough to carry anywhere. Admission to American Landscapes is included in the workshop fee.


Ongoing

American Landscapes Guided Tours

June: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 1 p.m.
July-September: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 1 and 2 p.m.

Enjoy a public guided tour with a docent, free with your exhibition admission. To schedule docent-led private tours, contact Myah Darby at 315-797-0000 ext. 170.