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Colorama, organized by The George Eastman Museum

November 11 through December 31, 2016
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday | 12:00 – 6:00pm

Please Note: The Gallery will be CLOSED on the following holidays:
Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25
New Years Day – Sunday, January 1

Organized by the George Eastman Museum

In 1950, the Eastman Kodak Company installed the first Colorama on
the interior east wall of Grand Central Terminal. These advertisements
were billed as the world’s largest photographs and were, indeed,
huge: 18 feet high and 60 feet long, requiring more than a mile
of cold-cathode tubes to light them from behind. Altogether, 565
Colorama photographs would be situated on this spot over the next
forty years. As a major corporate and aesthetic undertaking, the
production of Coloramas required the combined efforts of Kodak’s
marketing and technical staffs, and scores of photographers, including
such notables as Ansel Adams, Ernst Haas and Eliot Porter. Until 1990,
these illuminated illustrations reflected and reinforced American values
and aspirations while encouraging picture-taking as an essential aspect
of leisure, travel, family and social life.

In the decades that evolved from Levittowns and the baby boom to
Watts and Woodstock, they proffered an almost unchanging vision
of idealized and perfect landscapes, villages and families, American
power and patriotism, and the decorative sentimentality of babies,
puppies and kittens. They marked traditional holidays, conventional
views of the faraway, and such uplifting current events as a moonwalk
and a royal wedding, and they suggested, with varying degrees of
explicitness, that such sights could be defined, secured, memorialized
and enjoyed through the complementary practice of photography.
“Everyone who sees the Colorama,” said Adolph Stuber, Kodak’s
Vice President of Sales and Advertising,” should be able to visualize
them self [sic] as being able to make the same wonderful photo.”
Today, these images are figures in the landscape of memory. The
Coloramas taught us not only what to photograph but how to see
the world as though it were a photograph. They served to manifest
and visualize values that even then were seen as nostalgic, fading
and in jeopardy, salvageable only through the time defying alchemy
of cameras and film.

This exhibition is made possible thanks to the generosity of David Bohnett.
Photo Credit: Jim Pond (American, active ca. 1960). Family in convertible somewhere in Texas, displayed June 3–24, 1968.  © Eastman Kodak Co.  Used with permission.


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eARTh – Artists as Activists

Saturday Apr 17 - Sunday Jul 11

Curated by Amy Kirwin Programmatic Partners include Peconic Land Trust, South Fork Natural History Museum, Oceana and the Peter Matthiessen Center. This timely exhibition will feature artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism, whether through fine art, upcycling, photography, film, music, prose or other forms of artistic expression. Exhibiting artists will hold workshops throughout, poignant panel discussions will be organized with the presenting partners, plus special film screenings including the sensational Fantastic Fungi. The intention of eARTh is to create a beautiful message about the state of our precious earth in a way that all can understand and appreciate. Artists include Roisin Bateman, Kristian Brevik, Scott Bluedorn, Megan Chaskey, Erica Cirino, Rossa Cole, Janet Culbertson, Thomas Deininger, Alejandro Duran, Jim Gingerich, Mamoun Friedrich Grosvenor, John Haigney, Kara Hoblin, Michael Light, Pamela Longobardi, Christa Maiwald, Tucker Marder, Steve Miller, Patricia Paladines, Aurora Robson, Cindy Pease Roe, Lauren Ruiz, Anne Seelbach, Kathryn Szoka, Diane Tuft, and Claire Watson, plus a special project by the members of the South Fork Natural History Museum’s Young Environmentalists program. Cover Art: Kara Hoblin


12:00 am, Friday Dec 31

As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times

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