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Tom Besom


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.

Herstory, Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History


For the third year in a row, Studio 271 Productions proudly presents an original historic drama by K. B. Murray.

This year’s drama depicts women, from the 19th and 20th centuries who are significant to New York State, and have greatly influenced history.

HERSTORY: Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History will be presented on June 22nd, 23rd, 24th at 7:30pm at The Vestal Museum, in Vestal, NY

Call 607-748-1432 for more details.
Tickets are $10 at the door. Funded by a grant from the United Cultural Fund of Broome County Arts Council.

Greeting From Vestal


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.

Ben Arnold


Come have a cup of coffee, tea, or other beverages while listening to the talents of Ben Arnold in the intimate Vestal Museum! Enjoy a great musician, great acoustics, and a great atmosphere! There is a suggested donation of $10. Come early and stay late! You definitely don’t want to miss this one!

Ben Arnold is reintroducing himself. A songwriter, musician, performer and producer, he remains longtime fixture on the Philadelphia musical landscape. He has toured regularly throughout the country as well as Europe for the better part of the last 25 years. Originally signed to Columbia Records in the 90’s, Ben has since released countless label supported and independent records over the decades. Always down for the challenge of re-invention and experimentation, you will see him constantly visiting far-flung points on the musical map. He has, for years been involved in collaborative projects such as 4 Way Street (Sanctuary/BMG), US Rails (Blue Rose/Europe), the Los Angeles based indie rock band Pistol For Ringo as well as David Uosikinnen’s In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia.

His constant output of new material is a testament to the continual growth of his creative muscles as well as a product of the many worlds in which Ben Arnold operates. His most recent releases “Lost Keys” and “Sunday Morning Meltdown” explore the feel, culture and politics of American music of the 60s-70s thru the lens of the questions of the here and now.

With a crusty, curmudgeonly, but loving take on the world around, Ben Arnold continues to reveal more of himself with every record and live performance. Always a different day, another mood and another view on the human condition. This is not an artist who has simply paid his dues. Ben Arnold is compelled to doing what he does, and does so with one of the most unique, if little known voices in music today.

Second Saturday 2019


November 9, 2018 7:30 pm, November 10, 2018, 6:30pm

A Vamp, A Veteran, A Victim, and A Vision, Legends of Local Ladies


A Vamp, A Veteran, A Victim, and A Vision, Legends of Local Ladies

December 1, 2018

Holiday Art Show


Holiday Art Show and Sale

Photos from the Haudenosaunee Festival


Check out some pics from this year’s Haudenosaunee festival

Sign the Petition to Move the Museum to the Rail Trail


Please add your name to the petition to move the Museum back to the Rail Trail. It’s a great move for art, culture, community, and will help the museum to be recognized as a historic landmark!

Sign the petition here

Decorating Train Cookies


Some pictures from the “Trains at the Station” opening on September 2, 2017.

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