PS21 apple orchards will bloom again. At PS21 in Chatham, March performances have been canceled, but the grounds, with their view of the Catskills, remain open without charge. These include 100 acres of trails, meadows, woodlands and orchards; dogs are welcome, on leads. PS21chatham.org. Photo credit: Judy Grunberg (1933-2019)
Open: Art Omi grounds. The interior of Art Omi is closed, the but the Sculpture and Architecture Park, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, is open to the public daily. Up-to-date guidance and information will be posted on the door of the Benenson Center. Art Omi staff will be circulating the grounds, and can be easily identified by white vests. The staff also looks for ways to bring contemporary art and creative inspiration to those who cannot visit. To that end Art Omi: Education has launched a series of make-at-home projects that highlight contemporary artists and artworks. To learn more and participate, go to artomi.org and join the education email list there. A new project will be delivered each week. Photo contributed
Cole House turns to online offerings
The Thomas Cole Historic Site is closed at this time, but Cole’s art and more can be found at thomascole.org. Photo: Courtesy Thomas Cole House
CATSKILL—The Thomas Cole Historic Site has canceled events and house tours through April 30. Visitors are welcome to explore the grounds of Cole’s home, 218 Spring Street. Cole (1801-1848) is known for founding the Hudson River School of painting, this country’s first major art movement
Updates on events and programs beyond April can be found at thomascole.org. Also on the website are videos of previous programs and a curriculum-based lesson plan.
At explorethomascole.org, viewers can find an interactive tour of the site, a virtual gallery and a journey through Cole’s landscapes, connecting places with the artist’s paintings.
Rockwell’s art can be seen anytime
STOCKBRIDGE, MA—The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, is closed at least through March.
In the meantime, viewers can “explore the world of Rockwell, anywhere, anytime,” according to a press release. Curated experiences that collect related images, photography, video and audio are available at nrm.org without charge. These materials relate to the museum’s collection of Rockwell’s original paintings, his Stockbridge studio and the museum’s collection of illustration art.