The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild – Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, mounts exhibitions and organizes events that honor both the cultural legacy established by the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in 1902 and its contemporary artistic endeavors. Beyond spotlighting Byrdcliffe’s utopian crafts tradition, the K/J’s program features regional, national, and international artists; fine art and functional crafts; historical traditions and cutting-edge experiments; and two, three, and four dimensional artworks.

All exhibitions, opening receptions, and gallery talks are free and open to the public.

Byrdcliffe’s Exhibition Committee:
Osi Audu, Byron Bell, Tina Bromberg, Jen Dragon, Jane Hart, Paula Lalala, Eva Melas, Douglas Milford (Chair), Ed Sanders, Douglas Sheer, Melinda Stickney-Gibson, and Sylvia Leonard Wolf (Vice-Chair)

Exhibitions Director: Ursula Morgan

Exhibition programming at Byrdcliffe is dependent on private and corporate sponsors. Contributions at all levels are encouraged, with the following incentives:
$250 and above: You or your company will be named as a sponsor on all printed materials associated with the exhibition to which you have contributed, as well as on our website
$100-$249: You or your company will be named as a sponsor on our website
$20-$99: You or your company will receive an acknowledgement on the exhibition checklist.


May-June & September-November
Friday-Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Open Memorial Day and Labor Day from 12:00 – 5:00 pm

July-August & December
Friday-Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Gallery visitors are required to observe the following health and safety procedures:

  • Masks are required to be worn at all times
  • Visitors should maintain a 6′ distance from other guests
  • One visitor/family unit will be admitted at staggered times. Maximum occupancy of guests: 10
  • Visitors will be asked to sign in to our guest log
  • Please follow the floor indicators and maintain the one-way traffic flow
  • Pets/strollers are not permitted

Thank you for your patience as we provide the safest gallery experience to all of our guests.

All 2020 Byrdcliffe arts programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Our exhibitions program is made possible in part through support from the County of Ulster’s Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund administered by ARTS MID-HUDSON.