An exhibit of previously unseen artwork by historic Woodstock artists, gleaned from the homes of the Historical Society of Woodstock's board members and friends, adds a new dimension to the history of the Woodstock art colony. Photographs, memorabilia and essays accompany each piece to tell the story behind its creation. Personal value and the Historical Society's down-to-earth presentation offers a fresh and heartwarming perception of life in the art colony.
With a town-wide reception on Saturday September 14, the multi-venue exhibition Woodstock Collects invites the public to bask in over a century of rich visual traditions making Woodstock the art colony to beat all art colonies. The exhibition, sourced entirely from local private collections, will be on view through the fall of 2019 at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Historical Society of Woodstock, the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM), the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and the Woodstock School of Art. This first-time collaboration among five of Woodstock’s key arts organizations includes regionally and internationally known artists like Milton Avery, George Bellows, Lucile Blanch, Manuel Bromberg, Konrad Cramer, Julio de Diego, Mary Frank, Marion Greenwood, Philip Guston, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Georges Malkine, Fletcher Martin, Zulma Steele, Eva Watson-Schütze, and many more.