Parties & Openings
February 22 - Pittsfield
BIFF Academy Awards
February 19 - Pittsfield
10x10 Real Art Party
February 14 - Pittsfield
Fantastic February Frolic
Bagels & Art for All at Bard’s Hessel Museum
It was an art opening crossed with a kiddush luncheon—the kind of glamorously academic event that often happens at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. The collectors responsible for At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg hosted the afternoon brunch featuring mimosas, endless platters of excellent smoked salmon, and big baskets of bagels that had been delivered by courier from New York City, which were eaten in the forecourt of the Hessel Museum. The exhibition is an awesome survey of the contemporary art scene—a Hudson Valley version of the Whitney Biennial.
Bard College president Leon Botstein with Martin Eisenberg whose collection is the basis of the exhibition At Home/Not at Home; Justin Clark & and Leslie Allison.
Bodhi Landa and Danielle Schwab
Hessel Museum director Tom Eccles; Bard College vice president Debra Pemstein and artist Dean Vallas.
Todd Kreher and Marley Freeman
Hope Atherton & Gavin Brown; Hessel Museum registrar Rachel von Wettberg and assistant director Jaime Baird.
Gareth Long, Mike Gallagher and Erika Balsom; Ann Butler, director of the library and archives at the Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture at Bard College, and Ozge Ersoy.
A view into the first gallery of the exhibition.
The museum has windows that make the most of its sylvan setting.