29 Oct 2019
31 Jul 2019
Join us Saturday August 3rd from 1PM-3PM for the opening of an art exhibition featuring the work of Tom Besom. The exhibition will be on display through Saturday September 21st.
“My work represents the intersection of two movements in art history: minimalism and neo-surrealism. When I started doing sculpture in the early 1980s, I caught the tail end of minimalism. Following the precepts of the movement, I tried to make pieces that were “cool” rather than “emotional.” I emphasized simple geometric shapes. And I removed any hint of myself, as the artist, from the work; for instance, in painting the sculptures, I ensured that the brushwork was invisible. I tended to use a bright palette, consisting of primary and secondary colors, or employed a color triad that is important in other cultures. The triad consists of black, white, and red. I also sought to blur the distinction between sculpture and painting. While a student at the University of Virginia, I took part in a neo-surrealist movement. I started using dream imagery in my work, often juxtaposing everyday objects in surprising ways. The point was to elevate the ordinary to the realm of the fantastic.” – an excerpt from Tom Besom’s artist statement
The Vestal Museum is located at 328 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850 next to the Vestal Public Library. It is open Thursdays and Fridays from 10AM-2PM, Saturdays from 10AM-3PM, and Sundays from 1PM-3PM.
13 Jun 2019
Join us on Saturday, June 29th from 1PM-3PM for a vast exhibition of antique postcards directly revealed from the archives of the Vestal Museum.
Tioga County Courier’s former Homegrown columnist, M.K. Thomas will be speaking from 1PM-2PM on the art of preserving oral traditions through print.
Kids craft from 2PM-3PM; decorate your own post card to send from the Vestal Museum to a friend or loved one!
The Vestal Museum is located at 328 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850 next to the Vestal Public Library.
28 Feb 2019
Binghamton University graduate student of History, Samantha Misa will curate an exhibition on the plane crashes in New York State as young soldiers prepared for war. Opening Reception Saturday March 9, 12-3pm
18 Feb 2019
Come see the art of Clayton Ave Elementary School students in grades K through 5 from February 9th through March 16th. The opening reception is on February 9th from 12 to 3pm. The Vestal Museum is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm, on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm, and on Sundays from 1pm to 3pm.
27 Dec 2018
Founded in 1823, Vestal had its humble beginnings as a lumbering and farming community. Come learn the history of farming in Vestal from the large farm on Hiawatha Island to the John S. LaGrange Farm to Drovers Inn to Cold Spring Farm to Brookdale Stock farm. The Vestal Historical Society’s extensive farming collection will be on display as well as photographs of the farms that made up the town.
October 27, 2018- January 13, 2019
August 25 - September 29, 2018
Native American seed saving at the Vestal Museum.
June 16 - July 31, 2018
Nancy Basmann at the Vestal Museum