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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

A Good Ride: Arts & Traditions of the Attica Rodeo, 2013
Curator: Karen Canning

Every Single Day, 2014
Curator: Hannah Harvester

Portraits of Tug Hill Farmers, 2014
Curator: Loretta Lepkowski

Slices of Main Street, Canton, 2014
Quilt by Fiberistas, curator: 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
Curator: Sharon Vegh Williams

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

Building up the North, A Multimedia Representation of Cultural Landmarks, 2014
Curator: Catherine Lapointe

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

Home-Made, 2015
Curator: Sue Ellen Herne

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

Curator: Jill Breit and Hallie Bond

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

Curator: Camilla Ammirati

Curator: Camilla Ammirati

Seeing Red: A Love Affair with Family, Life on the Farm, and the Big Sky (Photographs by Carmen Gendebien), 2019
Curator: Jill Breit

Curator: Ben Stechschulte
Curator: Camilla Ammirati, and Ruth McWilliams

Connecting the Blue Dots, 2021
Quilt by Fiberistas, curator: Jill Breit

Meaningful Mementos: Tourist Art from the Collection of Varick & Judy Chittenden, 2021

Curator: Varick & Judy Chittenden

Selections from the Morgan Collection, 2021

Curator: Jill Breit

Wool and Water, 2021

Curator: Michale Glennon

Folk Arts All Around Us, 2021

Curator: Todd DeGarmo

Click here to see slide shows of some of these exhibits

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