Believe in Art

Meet Allan Muñoz at Gallery 40 on September 27 at 6pm. Allan was born in 1995 and he is a well known artist for his public murals. Allan started teaching art in 2006 at the Xuchialt School in Leon, Nicaragua. He currently teaches art at the El Centro de Arte Fundación Ortiz Gurdián, the best contemporary art center in Central America where he works among paintings by artists such as the renowned Nicaraguan painter Armando Morales, as well as works by artists such as Rubens, Miró, Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Fernando Botero and Roberto Matta.

Allan will talk about his involvement in large mural projects, as well as his ‘Believe in Art’ project that focuses on promoting art and culture in Leon, Nicaragua by offering drawing, painting and music classes for all ages.

The project is sponsored by Project Gettysburg Leon organization and Artists for Soup, Inc.

Poughkeepsie Open Studios

Poughkeepsie Open Studios presents a self-guided, all-inclusive art tour on Sept. 9 (2–6 p.m.) and 10 (12–3 p.m.). All are welcome to attend this free event!
Visit with local artist studios and see regional artists in art spaces. There will be free family art-making activities, artist demonstrations, live art & music, and interactive experiences!

Details and information will be updated on the Poughkeepsie Open Studios website ( and on Instagram (@POKopenstudios) leading up to the event.

After-party on Sept. 10 at Summer Sundays on Cannon Street!

MEET artists & other participants
VISIT arts spaces & art studios
SHARE stories about artistic journeys & ideas about creating
LEARN about artists’ processes, materials, & modalities
INTERACT with artists creating & various art forms

Upstate Art Weekend

UPSTATE ART WEEKEND (UPAW) is a connective annual event, for locals and tourists alike, celebrating the cultural vibrancy of Upstate New York. The fourth edition of UPAW will take place Friday, July 21, through Monday, July 24, 2023.

UPAW launched in 2020 with 23 participants, expanding to over 130 in 2023, welcoming thousands of visitors to the region each year. The participants are art organizations, galleries, museums, residencies, and creative projects.

UPAW compiles a program of events and a comprehensive google map, which garnered 255k+ views for the 2022 edition and continues to be used as a resource to discover the arts Upstate.

UPAW has been featured in The New York Times, artnet news, The Art Newspaper, Hyperallergic, Chronogram, Cool Hunting and Whitewall, among others. 

Thank you to our previous participants and partners. If you’re interested in becoming a partner, please email us.

Please join our mailing list and follow @upstateartweekend to receive updates.

Moving Art, Moving Audiences: Nineteenth-Century Traveling Exhibitions and the Matter of Abolition

Register for this virtual webinar hosted by the Olana Partnership.

In the mid-nineteenth century, Americans faced a new way to encounter art: the traveling exhibition. Sculptures, panoramas, and paintings crisscrossed the country, appearing at venues that included exhibition and entertainment halls, galleries, reform societies, and fairs. During this virtual webinar, Caitlin Meehye Beach will explore the phenomenon of traveling exhibitions as they intersected a pressing concern of the day: the abolition of slavery. Following the publication of her 2022 book, Sculpture at the Ends of Slavery, this presentation focuses on three works in particular: Hiram Powers The Greek Slave, Henry “Box” Brown’s The Mirror of Slavery, and Frederic Edwin Church’s The Icebergs. Tune in to consider the mobilization of images to abolish slavery, and the regimes of race, sentiment, and spectacle that would be confronted in so doing.

Caitlin Meehye Beach is an Assistant Professor of Art History and Affiliated Faculty in African & African American Studies at Fordham University. Her teaching and research focus on transatlantic art histories of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with special attention to the enduring effects of colonialism, slavery, migration, and racial capitalism. Published by University of California Press, Sculpture at the Ends of Slavery is her first book and a recipient of The Phillips Collection Book Prize.