Past Exhibitions

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Past Exhibitions
All Creatures Great and Small
September 3 - December 31, 2016
Curated by Janice La Motta

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Art on Paper: Works from the Permanent Collection
May 7 - August 28, 2016
Curated by Janice La Motta

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Director’s Choice: The Responsive Eye
February 6 – April 30, 2016
Curated by Janice La Motta

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Woodstock Rocks: A Lithographic Legacy
October 24, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Curated by Ron Netsky


Embracing the New: Modernism’s Impact on Woodstock Artists

February 9 – May 5, 2013

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood


FORTY ODD / 1973-2013

A serendipitous sampling of about forty works in celebration of the museum collection’s 4oth anniversary.

June 15 – October 6, 2013

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood


Case Studies: John Carroll, Pele deLappe, Gela Forster, and Arnold Wiltz

June October 12, 2013 to January 2, 2014.

Curated by Josephine Bloodgood



Case Studies: George Ault, Marion Greenwood, and Ezio Martinelli

February 11 – June 10, 2012

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood


Earth, Air, Water

June 16 – September 30, 2012

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood


Inspired by the North Light: Maud and Miska Petersham

October 6 – December 31, 2012

Curator: Lawrence Webster



Harriet Tannin Retrospective

February 12 – April 3, 2011

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood and Tom Fletcher


The Interior Life: Selections from the Permanent Collection

April 9 – June 5, 2011

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood

An exhibition investigating the ways in which portrayals of interior space, still life, and figure in combination evoke a range of narratives, human emotions, and personal states of being. Featuring works from the Permanent Collection and selected loans, including works by John Carroll, Louise Bouché, Wanda Gag, Philip Guston, John McClellan, Carolyn Plochmann, and many others.


Peggy Bacon: Cats and Caricatures

June 11 – October 10, 2011

Curator: Tom Wolf


Shakespeare & Other Subjects: Prints and Drawings by Milton Glaser

October 15, 2011 – January 2, 2012


The Beauty of Discord: Selections from the Permanent Collection

March 6 – June 6

Featuring a large selection from George Bellow’s War Series of 1918, along with other works from the collection depicting themes related to the human condition.


Art for Ulster: A Collaborative Fund-Raiser

June 12 – July 18

Collaborative group exhibit, auction, and related events benefiting Ulster County service agencies and not-for-profit organizations. Co-sponsored by WAAM and UlsterCorps (


Pinajian: Master of Abstraction Discovered

July 24 – October 11

An exhibition highlighting the Woodstock paintings of Arthur Pinajian (1914-1999). Curated by Peter Hastings Falk, editor of Who Was Who in American Art. WAAM is the initial venue for a retrospective of Pinajian’s work which will be exhibited at the Armenian Museum, Watertown, MA. CATALOGUE AVAILABLE.


The Third Eye: Photography by Konrad Cramer, Manuel Komroff, and Nathan Resnick

October 16 – January 2

The exhibition features vintage silver gelatin prints and related works used in the production of the book The Third Eye, a groundbreaking collection of experimental photography published in 1962.



Eva Watston-Schütze and Her Circle

March 7 – April 26, 2009

Curator: Tom Wolf

Featuring paintings and photographs by Eva Watson-Schütze and works by Bolton Brown, Alfeo Faggi, Lovell Birge Harrison, Carl Eric Lindin, Gino L. Perera, William E. Schumacher, and Jane Byrd Whitehead.


Peter Sis: Through the Red Box

May 2 – June 7, 2009

Curated by Beth Humphrey


In the Beginning: The First Decade of the Woodstock Artists Association

June 13 – October 12, 2009

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood



October 17, 2009 – January 3, 2010

In celebration of the 90th anniversary and following a past tradition, eleven WAAM artists have been selected by our membership to exhibit in the Towbin Museum Wing. The participants have been asked to select two artist members to show with them. The final show consists of thirty-three pieces.



American Scenes: Life in the City

February 9 – June 8, 2008

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood


Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection

June 14 – September 28, 2008 (extended one month)

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood


Graceful Gestures: Drawings and Other Works by Jane Dow Bromberg and Andrée Ruellan

November 8, 2008 – January 4, 2009

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood




American Scenes: Images of Leisure and Entertainment

February 10 – June 3, 2007

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood


Semblance and Spirit: Portraits by Woodstock Artists

June 9 – October 7, 2007

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood


Toward Abstraction

October 13, 2007– January 6, 2008

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood



American Scenes: Images of Labor and Industry

February 11– June 4, 2006

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood


Ernest Frazier Retrospective

June 10 – July 30, 2006

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood


The Maverick: Hervey White’s Colony of the Arts, 1905-1944

August 5 – November 5, 2006

Co-curators: Josephine Bloodgood and Tom Wolf


The Maverick Continues, 1940s-1980s

November 11, 2006 – January 7, 2007

Co-curators: Josephine Bloodgood and Tom Wolf



With Affection: Personal Inscriptions and the Art of Giving

February 12 – May 1, 2005

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood


From Sweden to Woodstock: the Art and Career of Carl Eric Lindin

May 14 – July 31, 2005

Guest Curator: Tom Wolf


In the Realm of Imagination

August 6 – October 30, 2005

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood


The Art Spirit

Nov 5, 2005 – January 8, 2006

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood



Gathered Treasures: Three Decades of Collecting Woodstock’s Art Heritage

February 14 – May 3, 2004

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood


Vibrant Expressions

May 15 – July 5, 2004

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood


In the Studio: The Creative Spaces and Tools of Woodstock Artists

July 10 – October 31, 2004

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood


Artists’ Homes: Keeping the Tradition

November 6, 2004 – January 10, 2005

Guest Curators: Holli Gersh and Hatti Iles



Selections from the Permanent Collection

February 15 – March 10, 2003

Curator: Aileen Cramer


Maverick Women: Six Artists of the Maverick Art Colony

March 15 – June 2, 2003

Guest Curator: Pat Horner


Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony

June 7 – July 28, 2003

Organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University


At Woodstock, Kuniyoshi

August 2 – October 20, 2003

Curator: Josephine Bloodgood


Woodstock Then & Now

October 25, 2003- January 5, 2004

Guest Curator: Bruce Ackerman


The Phoebe and Belmont Towbin Wing was built and opened in 1992 for the exhibition of works from the WAAM Permanent Collection and selected loans. For information regarding exhibitions 1992-2002, please contact us.

In addition to those listed above, other exhibition catalogs available include:

Woodstock’s Art Heritage, The Permanent Collection of the Woodstock Artists Association (Overlook Press, 1987)

Lily Ente, Listening to the Stone (2002)

George Ault, The Woodstock Years (2001)

The Founder’s of the Woodstock Artists Association: John F. Carlson, Frank Swift Chase, Andrew Dasburg, Carl Eric Lindin, and Henry Lee McFee (2001)

Woodstock Portraits (1999)