Beginning in July 2020, The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild began a series of free virtual talks held once a month, on the third Thursday at 6:00 pm on Zoom. In 2022, the Byrdcliffe Forum will begin a hybrid model, offering talks on Zoom and at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts gallery at 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY; recording of talks to follow.
UPCOMING FORUM EVENTS:
Saturday, October 8 | 3 pm at Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Arriving at Byrdcliffe – CURATOR TALK
Prior to the opening reception, join us in the gallery for a dialogue between exhibition co-curators Bruce Weber and Henry T. Ford on the great history, nature, and legacy of the Byrdcliffe arts and craft colony. Arriving at Byrdcliffe will highlight the presence, activities, and fascinating lives of many of the key residents, visitors, students, and builders of Byrdcliffe over the course of a hundred-twenty years.
A reception will follow from 4 – 6 pm.
This event is in-person, free, and open to the public. Reservations not required; seating on a first come, first served basis.
About the curators:
Henry T. Ford has served on the Board of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild for many years and has held the positions as vice-president, president, and chairman. From 2017 to 2020, he served as chair of the newly formed Advisory Committee, and in 2020 Byrdcliffe honored him by creating the position of Byrdcliffe Historian and by granting him Director Emeritus. He was also a member of the Woodstock Arts Board during the construction of the open-air Woodstock Playhouse and was a member of the Artists’ Cemetery Board. His passion for the region and the arts extends to his support of WAAM, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Historical Society of Woodstock, and Maverick Concerts.
Bruce Weber holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1985. Dr. Weber is an independent art historian of American Art, who has focused in recent years on the historic Woodstock art colony in his writing, lecturing, and curatorial work (see learningwoodstockartcolony.com). Over the course of his career, he has served as curator at numerous museums and as director of research and exhibitions at a leading gallery of American art Dr. Weber has curated numerous major exhibitions and written on a wide range of topics covering American art from the early nineteenth century to today.