April 2, 2012 – The Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery at Dutchess Community College will host “The Landmarks of New York City” photo exhibit April 9 through May 18, along with a lecture and musical performance all with a New York City theme. A reception to celebrate the exhibit will be held April 19 at 5 p.m.
The display consists of almost 100 black-and-white photographs of historic buildings in New York City. It is sponsored by the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center, the New York Historical Society, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and The Preservation League of New York State. It was created to mark the 45th anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Law. Exhibit curator Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel was New York City’s first director of Cultural Affairs and in 1996 was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, which advises on matters of design affecting the nation’s capital.
On Saturday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m., DCC Professor of History George Stevens will give a lecture called “Historical Photos of New York City – What You See and What You Don’t See.” At
3 p.m. there will be a reception and discussion of New York City’s impact on music by Dr. Christopher Brellochs, saxophonist and chair of DCC’s Music Program, followed by a concert featuring Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City (chamber version).” The lecture will take place in the gallery, while the concert and discussion will happen in the Ritz Lounge in Dutchess Hall. Gallery hours that day will be 1-6 p.m.
The gallery is in the Allyn J. Washington Center for Science and Art. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be special Saturday hours April 14 (1-6 p.m.) and April 28 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
For more information about any of the events, call Gallery Director Margaret Craig at (845) 431-8617.