2022 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

Audubon Society of the Capital Region and Southern Adirondack Audubon are hosting a traveling exhibit featuring 2022 Audubon Photography Awards winners at the Kelly Adirondack Center.   June 26- July 31, 2023 The Kelly Adirondack Center hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   ***The Kelly Adirondack Center will be closed […]

Jordan Smith

  Jordan Smith is the author of seven books of poems, most recently Clare’s Empire, a fantasia on the life and work of John Clare from The Hydroelectric Press, and The Light in the Film, The Names of Things Are Leaving, and For Appearances, all from the University of Tampa Press. His earlier books appeared […]

Walter Hatke

Walter Hatke is a painter whose work has been professionally shown and collected since he was in high school. From 1975 he has been represented by art galleries in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Santa Fe, and currently through Gallery Henoch in New York. Hatke’s work is in public, private, and corporate collections throughout […]

Adirondack Portraits: The Photography of Osmond D. Putnam The Adirondacks in the 19th Century

Introduction The communities in which Putnam took photographs were not the great camps and high peaks of the seasonal tourist. Rather, they were the remote valleys where settlers labored as lumberjacks and farmers. The pioneering families understood that managing the harsh weather and thin soil would be a hard life, and the starkness of these […]

Adirondack Portraits: The Photography of Osmond D. Putnam About the Collection

About the images The Osmond D. Putnam photographs (ARL-081) contains 132 images taken between 1885 and 1887 near Johnsburg, New York. Glass plate negatives are composite objects, consisting of a glass support, a binder, and an image-forming substance. During the 1870s, gelatin dry plate negatives became commercially available in pre-cut packs. This is what Putnam […]

2022 Summer Research Fellows’ Presentations

Zoom Webinar Thursday, November 3, 2022 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. There is no need to register.   Each year the Kelly Adirondack Center sponsors the work of Summer Research Fellows as they examine diverse topics that make the Adirondacks unique. The students interview experts in their fields and […]

Contemporary Iroquois Art

Contemporary Iroquois Art with Colette Lemmon   September 22, 2022 Reamer Campus Center 5:30 p.m. program, refreshments from 5:00 p.m.   From the elegant beauty of baskets and antler carving to the thoughtful, occasionally provocative imagery of sculpture and painting, Iroquois art offers a window into the culture itself.  Join us as we explore a […]