New York GRIT - Michael Hanulak
November 10, 2012 - August 1, 2013
The black and white photographs of Michael Hanulak (1937 - 2011) capture New York City in the 1970s - both gritty and lavish. Ferry riders, pride paraders, lovers, and urban drug culture. Essay and commentary by Michael Fressola.
Location: Staten Island History Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Snug Harbor Campus, Building H
Bottoms Up: Drinking Vessels
June 28 2012 - February, 2013
From sippy cups to an ancient skyphos and porcelain tea cups to dried gourds, drinking vessels in a myriad of shapes and materials all from the Museum's permanent collection.
Location: Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place, SI, NY 10301
Colman Rutkin: A Visual Journey
Paintings by Fred Sklenar
October 14 - January 21, 2013
Rutkin's paintings, drawings and prints are intimte journeys through nature, memory and myth. They explore an interior world of poetry and philoshopy through forms rendered in rich and subtle tones.
Location: Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant PlaceAffinities Colman Rutkin has chosen fascinating specimens from the Museum's Art & Natural Science collections, including a Durer engraving, ancient Greek pottery, a black fossilized starfish, and a ribbed cockle shell.
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 14, 2012 $3/Free for Museum Members.Read Michael Fressola's review of this show on SILive.com.
Staten Island, Remember When?
Paintings by Fred Sklenar
January 21 - October 21, 2012
Step back in time with Staten Island scenes by watercolor artist Fred Sklenar.
Location: Staten Island History Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Snug Harbor, Building H.
Juried Art Exhibition 2012
June 28 - September 23, 2012
Opening reception, Thursday, June 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
($5/Free for Museum Members)
Tri-state artists are invited to present a wide spectrum of media and expression.
Location: Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place
We are proud to annouce the artists chosen to be a part of this year's Juried Art Show!
Heidi Alamanda, Mahtab Aslani, Irma Bohorquez-Geisler, Nancy Bonior, Arlette Cepeda, Sue Collier, Everet, Laura Fantini, Beth Galton, Leo Garcia, Tony Geiger, Aimee Hertog, Holland Houdek, Vladimir Kezerashvili, Jamie M. Lee, Jeongeun Lee, Jean Marcellino, Sean Martin, Diane Miller, Pamela Montalbano, Rudolph Montanez, Randall W.L. Mooers, Denise Mumm, Bill Murphy, Rebecca Mushtare, Maureen O’Leary, Janice Patrignani, Andrea Phillips, Florence Poulain, Daniel Rosenbaum, Howard Springer, Audrey Stone, Nina Talbot, Shira Toren, Regina Walker, Sarah Yuster, Chizuco Sophia Yw and Michael Zelehoski.
The 2012 Juried Art Winners Are:
assemblage with found wood and deconstructed chairs, 2010
24” x 37”
Broken Dish & Light Pole
oil on panel, 2011
8” x 8”
paper, pencil, ink, paper mache and
styrofoam on stretched canvas, 2011
41.5” x 37” x 11”
Bartholomew Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs
Hudson River Museum
Rachel Lawe, Director
International Collage Center
Two Brown Onions
Randall W.L. Mooers
Oil on panel, 2009
This exhibit has been funded in part by:
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
Bobby and Allan Weissglass
Staten Island Advance
Constructions of Conscience: The Social Art of Susan Grabel
January 29, 2012 – May 29, 2012
At the Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place.
A retrospective exhibition surveying 40 years of the artist's sculpture and prints. Grabel's serial works deal with the human dimensions of social, cultural and political issues, such as homelessness, alienation and the image of the aging woman's body. Her art is an attempt to face things that we encounter daily but often refuse to acknowledge.
Gesture: In Paint and Software
July 7, 2011 – January 8, 2011
Helen Levin & Golan Levin, an intergenerational art exhibition
This exhibition captured the colorful compositions in paint by abstract artist Helen Levin, and real-time computer applications created by her son, Golan Levin. The energized paintings, coupled with interactive software, provided a unique art experience.
Two of Helen Levin's paintings, Mindscape R and Arch-Homage VII, are in the Museum's Permanent Collection
Top: "Meshy" by Golan Levin Bottom: “Reminiscences” (66 “ x 50", acrylic on canvas, 2006) by Helen Levin
Gallery Talk with Helen Levin and Golan Levin
Interview with Helen Levin in the Exhibitions Gallery
Portraits of Leadership: African American Entrepreneurs of Staten Island
February 12, 2011 – November 1, 2011
At the Staten Island Museum’s History Center, Snug Harbor Campus, Building H, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY 10301
An exhibit of video and audio interviews with photographic portraits featuring local black community members who remember, dream, and share their stories. Curated by Jeannine Otis with photographer Willie Chu, guest historian Cynthia Copeland, and folklorist Chris Mulé. To view the program from this exhibit, click here.
Visit our SIMuseum youtube page to view the Portraits of Leadership videos.
This exhibit and its programming were made possible with support from:
Andrea Phillips: Pieces of Spirit
February 3, 2011 - June 5, 2011
Phillips' vibrant collage art works intertwine spirit, humanity, and creativity. Themes in this exhibit included: Battles, Beauty, and Transcendence. Phillips, a master of simplicity, is inspired by fabric, Persian miniatures, and the urban New York Community in which she lives. Curated by Diane Matyas.
Message in a Bottle
Message in a Bottle - Local history via glass bottles.
Tina Kaasman-Dunn has curated this display of over 150 found bottles, from the museum archives and her private collection. Collectors' tips included.
Beauty Rediscovered: the Wigands
January 24, 2010 - January 17, 2011
Beauty Rediscovered: Paintings by Adeline Albright Wigand & Otto Charles Wigand
This exhibition will bring to light the rediscovery of two late 19th – early 20th century New York artists who represent a neglected strain of American painting. The Wigands studied with important artists of the period in New York and Paris, and brought the fruits of their classical training and education to Staten Island where they lived and worked from 1916 until their deaths in 1944.
The exhibition contains nearly 50 works, including 4 from the Staten Island Museum’s permanent collection. The remaining pieces are made available courtesy of private collectors, many of which are Wigand family members. “James Wigand, the artist’s great nephew, has been especially helpful in making the exhibit possible” says Diane Matyas, Program Director. “He is an avid art collector, and worked with Mr. Bland over the past several years to help research and gather works from owners throughout the U.S.”
Through James Wigand’s support the Museum will be publishing a book Color and Light by noted art historian Kristen M. Jensen with an introduction by Bartholomew F. Bland.
"Both Otto and Adeline lived on Staten Island for much of their lives, and were actively involved in the Art Section of the Staten Island Institute. While adherence to their strict salon training meant that their work grew unfashionable over time, it is now being re-evaluated on its own merits. Elegance, grace, and technical assurance are hallmarks of the work of both artists, and their training represented many of he highest ideals of art in the nineteenth century carried over into the twentieth". - Bartholomew F. Bland
To view the program from this exhibit, click here.
Juried Art Exhibition
Unknown - May 31, 2009
Artists living or working on Staten Island were called to submit original works of art completed within the last 5 years. In late-January, a jury of art professionals were called upon to select 28 pieces for exhibition from over 400 submissions.
Juried Art Exhibition featured the works of:
Serena Agnellini, Allan Avidano, Stephen Barnett, Florence Barry, Milton Black, Betty Bressi, Robert Bunkin, Patrick Deciccio, Antonio De Santis, Sue Ehrlich, Leo Garcia, Bill Higgins, Jenna Lucente, William E. Lyons, James McCormack, Ann Marie McDonnell, Bill Murphy, Jeannette Murray, Stephen Parker, Janice Patrignani, Andrea Phillips, Sage Reynolds, Colman Rutkin, Justina Sais, Robert Sievert, Howard Springer, David Taft, Michi Yamaguchi
Seeing Green – a petite exhibit
October 10, 2008 - February 8, 2009
A “petite” exhibit by Staten Island based artists. Seeing Green is an installation of original 3-D and 2-D works of art representing the artist’s community response to the themes of organic forms, nature, green energy, green living, recycling, conservation, and environmental concerns.
“We asked artists to submit works – to start an impulsive visual art “eco-discussion” a subject embraced by many local creators. The tiny 5” x 5” size limit challenge will add to the green theme presented in the Making Things Go (bicycle) exhibit this summer, and now with leaf storm,” explains Ms. Matyas.
The result is an eclectic installation of playful shapes, unusual landscapes, and conceptual statements.
Tina Bliss, , Betty Bressi, Mary Campbell, Richard Capuozzo, Anita Cimino, Fran D’atria Romano, Antonio De Santis, Sue Ehrlich, Loren Ellis, Elle Finn, Winsome B. Jacobs, Ann Marie McDonnell, Tim Moran, Chris Spollen, Ensze Tan, Michi Yamaguchi, Kira Yustak, Barb Zwar, John Zwaryczuk<
Growing a Collection: Recent Art Acquisitions
Unknown, 2010 - June 4, 2010
Growing a Collection: Recent Art Acquisitions, featured selected works of art that have come into the permanent collection since 2004. Approximately 45 objects will be put on display; these include paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, fine art photography and decorative arts, from antiques to contemporary works. The exhibition will describe for museum-goers the various means by which a museum builds its collections, and will celebrate the artists and donors who make the process possible, many of whom are members of the local Staten Island community.
June 18, 2009 - January 10, 2010
Timed to complement the international celebrations of the quadricentennial of Henry Hudson's year of entry to New York Harbor (September 11, 1609) CONTACT:1609 presents the work of seven contemporary artists as they interpret this early encounter between the Native American peoples and the Europeans. Starting with that fateful encounter the clock started ticking for the Lenape culture, and began an era known by archeologists as the “Contact Period.”
Participating artists include:
Bedel Tiscareno (Painter/Sculptor), Gabri Christa (Film Director, Dancer and Choreographer), Nadema Agard (Director of Red Earth Studio Consulting / Productions), Linda Blanchette (Pyrographic Artisan, Ebon Arts), Kristi Pfister (Painter, Muralist and Mosaic Artist), Yvonne Simons (Painter, Executive Director at The Anne Frank Center, USA) and Courtney M. Leonard (Artist/Potter).<
Making Things Go!: Bikes & Human Powered Vehicles
April 18 2008 - September, 2008
Featuring the works of Chris & Tom Spollen and John Spetz. Imagine pedaling 60 mph! Creative minds are tinkering and inventing eco-friiendly 100% human powered vehicles in local basements. Learn how and why they do it, and view their remarkable vehicles and related designs.
Sponsored by the Staten Island Bicycling Association with additional support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Spanish Camp: 1929 - Today
October 12, 2007 - March 30, 2008
The story of a unique summer bungalow community as it flourished and finally met its end. Oral history, vintage photos, and a poignant photo essay by Michael Falco.
Part of the Target Free Friday MuseumNite Series
Leaf Storm: Joy Nagy
October 10, 2008 - February 8, 2009
Artist Joy Nagy will tell you it can happen anytime, if you are open to the beauty and drama that abounds along the roadside.
Since she started to create burdock portraits and studies, Nagy's understanding and reasons for making art about the plant has grown into larger ideas and comparisons of micro and macro forms.
Nagy has created burdock pieces using countless mediums and processes, including; graphite, gouache, silver point, collegraph prints, (real) leaf installations, silver plated leaves, and cubes made with the notorious sock-loving burrs.