Today I got to visit the Dr. Oliver Bronson in the city of Hudson. Seldom do they open the doors for the public, so I feel very lucky to have experienced it this weekend. Adding to the treat, the city invited 3 known artists to show within the house’s walls. The artist chose not to be tagged and titled as any other gallery, making each piece blend exquisitely with the historic home.
Valerie Hammond’s pop of color and delicate work felt like a door into a dark and fascinating (sometimes terrifying) world. It really enhanced the surrealness of the environment surrounding it.
Kiki Smith’s drawings where really fragile yet depicted some interesting and complex characters. They where a perfect fit with its harsh yet beautiful home.
Seton Smith’s photographs displayed the hazy beauty of this grand structure. A great compliment to the exhibit.
I was incredibly please and enjoyed every minute of this gem. Thank you Hudson for organizing such a great group of artist, they were made for this historic property.
Built in 1812, the Dr. Oliver Bronson’s was declared a national historical landmark in 2003 and has been going through renovations since. If you want to help and become part of this incredible piece of history’s facelift, you can make a donation to Historic Hudson, Inc.
Fun Fact: The Oliver-Bronson house was in the 2012 Bourne Legacy film as Shearing’s (Rachel Weisz) home.
A little over 2.5 hours from NYC (and 30mins from Hudson, NY.), sits the sleepy and wonderful lake community of Copake Lake. I look forward to coming here and relaxing by the water and waving to our neighbors. Our lake home is available for rent if you would like to enjoy some quiet time this summer.
Yesterday was a cloudless, 65 degree gorgeous day in NYC. Spent it with my sister and friends, nice brunch then off to D.U.M.B.O. One of my favorite spots to take my visits to. I haven’t been to this side of BK in a while and right away noticed a GIANT new building going up in Manhattan’s downtown skyline. On our walk back over the BK bridge, noticed the new facade being constructed… It’s funky, wavy, different and I loved it. I also thought to myself it looked very Frank Gehry. Looked it up this morning and found it to be a Gehry designed Beekman Tower on Spruce St. I’m excited for the new building… and I think it will be a nice compliment the Freedom tower and other WTC buildings. Such a new and modern directions to such an old city. Kinda crazy seeing it change so drastically before our eyes.
I haven’t written about architecture, but after this article I felt compelled to.
Everyone has heard and seen how Dubai is growing as an architect’s dream city. The land, the space, the freedom… or so it seems to me anyway. This article talks about a new waterfront city plan for the western side of Dubai. I feel like these landscapes and buildings are beautifully done and are an artistic representation of modern humanity.
This city, once finished, will look like the futuristic cities from the sci-fi world. I ‘d love to visit one day.