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Past Exhibits








Following is a list of past exhibits researched and developed by TAUNY:


I Can Remember. . . Memories and Stories in North Country Folk Art, 1994

Curator: Varick Chittenden


“That’s Just Our Way”: Community Values in Old Order Amish Crafts, 1994, part of the Take 5 series

Curator: Dr. Karen Johnson-Weiner


Mohawk Indian Art for the Market Trade, 1995, part of the Take 5 series

Curator: Christina Johannsen Hanks


Good Food, Served Right, 1994

Curator: Varick Chittenden


Out of the Ordinary: Community Tastes and Values in Contemporary Folk Art, 1995

Curator: Varick Chittenden


Between Stitches and Stories: Selections  From the Raquette River Quilters, 1995

Curator: Melissa Ladenheim


Adirondack Woodcrafts: Continuing Traditions,part of the Take 5 series, 1995

Curator: Varick Chittenden


Along the Water’s Edge: St. Lawrence River Hunting and Fishing Arts, part of the Take 5 series, 1995

Curator: Dr. Laurie Rush and Dawn Rusho


Tramp Art: An Exhibition from the Collection of John and Linda Sholl, 1997

Curator: Varick Chittenden


A Lesson in Patience: Model Boat Building in the North Country,  1997

Curator: Reuben Smith


This Fellow Laughed at My Work: The Folk Art of Fred Morgan, 1997

Curator: Melissa Ladenheim


From Marshes to Mantels: Changing Aesthetics in St. Lawrence River Decoys, 1997

Curator: Varick Chittenden


Memories of an Adirondack Childhood: The Paintings and Essays of Edna West Teall, 1998

Curator:  Varick Chittenden


Outside Art: Folk Art in North Country Public Spaces, 1998

Curator: Varick Chittenden


Living Legends: Masters of the North Country Way of Life, 2000

Curator: Varick Chittenden


There’s Nothing Like the River: Life Traditions Along the St. Lawrence, 1999

Curator: Richard Rummel


Common Threads: The Versatile Log Cabin Quilt Block, 2000

Curator: Lynn Case Ekfelt


Hold Everything! Contemporary Baskets Made in the North Country, 2001

Curator: Varick Chittenden


War Stories: Some Memories of North Country Veterans, 2001

Curator: Red Grandy and Varick Chittenden


Very Special Places: A Sneak Preview, 2002

Curator: Varick Chittenden


Emmett Pine: North Country Historian with Paint & Brush, 2003

Curator: Varick Chittenden


Repeat From Here: North Country Knitting, 2003

Curator: Jill Breit


Hazel Tyrrell: The Birdwoman of Pierrepont, 2004

Curator: Varick Chittenden


Fire & Iron: Folk Sculpture by Richard Merchant, 2005

Curator: Varick Chittenden


The Mohawk Tradition: Yesterday’s Art, Today’s Artists, 2005

Curator: Varick Chittenden


Hooked on the River: Picture Rugs by Prudence Matthews, 2006

Curator: Jill Breit


Funny Men of the Adirondacks, 2006

Curator: Varick Chittenden


Finding the North Country: Stories of Local Life Through Photographs, 2006

Curator: Jill Breit


Memories to Share: A Sample of North Country Scrapbooks, 2007

Curator: Jill Breit


Folk Instruments Made in the North Country, 2007

Curator: Stanley A. Ransom


Carvers, Turners and Burners:  A Showcase of North Country Woodwork, 2007

Curator: Jill Breit


North Country Knits, 2008

Curator: Jill Breit


A World In Miniature: The Carvings of Bennie Arnold, 2008

Curator: Lynn Case Ekfelt


From Akwesasne to Cape Vincent: Folklife Along the Seaway Trail, 2008

Curator: Jill Breit


Back to the Land: Hippie Houses and Homesteads for the 21st Century, 2008

Curator: Jill Breit


Higher Mathematics and Traditional Patterns: The Quilts of Mary Knapp, 2009

Curator: Jill Breit


Bunkhouses and Dance Halls: Music from the Adirondack Woods, 2009

Curator: Varick Chittenden


Anatomy of a Packbasket, 2009

Curator: Jill Breit


Sweet Beginnings: Maple Sugaring in the North Country, 2010

Curator: TAUNY staff


Sacred Tools: The Work and Spirit of the Adirondack Trail Crew, 2010

Curator: Carolyn Schwarz


Kindred Pursuits: Folk Art in North Country Life, 2011

Curator: Varick Chittenden


Pictures in Wool: Two Styles of Rug Hooking, 2012

Curator: Jill Breit


The Amish: Our North Country Neighbors, 2012

Curator: Dr. Karen Johnson-Weiner


Artists of the Forest, 2013

Cultural Resources of Rockport, Maine, with TAUNY and the Vermont Folklife Center

Every Single Day, 2014

Curated by Hannah Harvester


Portraits of Tug Hill Farmers, 2014

By Loretta Lepkowski


Slices of Main Street, Canton, 2014

Quilt by Fiberistas, curated by Jill Breit


Antique Fishing Lures from the collection of Ray Bartholomew, 2014


Work Baskets by 2014  National Heritage Fellowship recipient Henry Arquette, 2014


Congregation Beth El Hebrew School Sukkot, 2014
Curated by Sharon Vegh Williams

Every Single Day: Life on North Country Dairy Farms, 2014
Curated by Hannah Harvester

Building up the North, A Multimedia Representation of Cultural Landmarks, 2014
Curated by Catherine Lapointe

Stable Views: Stories and Voices from the Thoroughbred Racetrack, 2015
Curated by Ellen McHale

Material Remains: One Woman's Life Through the Eye of Her Needle, 2016
Curated by Hallie Bond

Warmth, Remembrance, and Art: 200 Years of Quilts and Comforters in Northern New York, 2016
Curated by Jill Breit and Hallie Bond

Venerable Folks of Tug Hill, 2017

Produced by the Tug Hill Commission, Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust, and Camilla Ammirati (Director of Research and Programs, TAUNY)

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