Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Museum of Art
Events and Exhibitions
310 Genesee Street
Utica, New York
Phone 315-797-0000

Events & Exhibitions

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Featured: American Royalty: The Kennedys, Fashion & Celebrity Photographs by Mark Shaw

February 8 - May 4, 2014
Museum of Art

Photographer Mark Shaw documented an era and produced exquisite and memorable images of the early 1960s.

MWPAI Members – Free
General Admission – $10
Students – $5
Children 6 and younger – Free

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Featured: Exploring Museum Careers Program Presents Exhibition on Interpretations of War

Life During Wartime
April 3 - August 3, 2014
Museum of Art

Life During Wartime, an exhibition featuring artworks created between the 17th and 20th centuries and presenting a dramatic array of interpretations of war, opens Thursday, April 3 in the Museum of Art. Featured are images of patriotism; the tedium of a soldier’s daily life; the cruelty visited upon civilian populations living in war zones; the war at home for families left behind; protest during the Vietnam War era; and of the brutality of killing.

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Featured: The Golden Age of European Painting

The Golden Age of European Painting has been organized by the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.
June 15 - September 14, 2014
Museum of Art

Dramatic portraits, detailed scenes of everyday life, religious paintings, landscapes, still lifes, and themes from classical antiquity are featured in The Golden Age of European Painting. The exhibition includes more than 70 major paintings by European masters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Tiepolo, Gainsborough, Hogarth, and others.

Sponsored by:
Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council

New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Family Foundation, Inc.

Empire State Development’s Division of Tourism Market New York Funds


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Butterflies, Geishas, and Dragons

The Arts and Influence of Japan
April 11 - September 28, 2014
Museum of Art

The Museum of Art showcases the rich influence of Japanese art and culture on European and American decorative and fine arts with the exhibition Butterflies, Geishas, and Dragons: The Arts and Influence of Japan.

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Art Alive

Butterflies, Geishas, & Dragons
Thursday, April 17, 201411 am — 3 pm
Museum of Art

Free and open to the public.

Storytelling Drama
Bonsai Tree Demonstrations
Children’s CraftS
Build-A-Dragon Activity
Exhibition Tours

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Art and Yoga For Mind, Body and Spirit

Saturday, April 19, 201410:30 am — 11:45am

Drop in fee:
$10 MWPAI Members
$15 General Admission
Drop-ins pay at the door.
Meet in the
Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court

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Celebrate Art on the Greater Philadelphia Art Travel Trip

April 22 - 24, 2014

This trip is limited to 12.
Reservation deadline is February 17.
Contact Elaine or Gail
at Arts & Crafts Tours,
or 312-303-8194

The cost of the tour is
$1,776 per person,
double occupancy and
includes a $50 contribution to MWPAI.

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Art Story: Every Picture Tells a Story

Theme: “Look Again”
Saturday, April 19, 201410:30 am Thursday, April 24, 201410:30 am
Museum Galleries

An Introduction to Art,
in Picture Books and
the Museum Galleries

Free and Open to the Public

Program changes every week.
Attend as often as you like!

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Community Arts Education Exhibition

Free and Open to the Public
April 26 - May 16, 2014
Edward Wales Root Sculptor Court – Museum of Art

Reception Friday, May 16
6 to 8 p.m.

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PrattMWP Sophomore Exhibition

Free and Open to the Public
April 26 - May 16, 2014
Edward Wales Root Sculptor Court – Museum of Art

Reception Friday, May 16
6 to 8 p.m.

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A Night of Opera and Art

Thursday, May 8, 20146 pm — 8 pm
Museum of Art

Join Museum of Art Director Anna D’Ambrosio and Artistic and General Director of The Glimmerglass Festival Francesca Zambello for a night of memorable performances and magnificent art.

Tickets at the door or
in advance at 315-797-0055
Members of MWPAI or the
Glimmerglass Guild $10
General Admission $15

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Bus Trip New York City

Wednesday, May 28, 20146 am — 12 pm

$60 MWPAI Members
$70 General Admission
Tickets: 315-797-0055

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The Voyage of Life Embarks on National Tour

Last day to see the Voyage of Life before they leave on tour is March 2
June 1 - April 30, 2016

The Voyage of Life (1839-40) is considered Hudson River School artist Thomas Cole’s greatest achievement. The MWPAI Museum of Art purchased Cole’s original four-part allegorical series in 1955 and it is among the most popular artworks in the Museum of Art collection. Since being acquired, the series has left the building only twice.

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Rare Peale Painting Loaned to Museum

Museum of Art

Several early 19th-century American artists painted idealized female nudes that they justified for public display by giving the works moralizing titles drawn from classical mythology, the Jewish or Christian bibles, or secular literature and poetry.


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