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We’re opening THREE new exhibitions at Mabee Farm, including the unveiling a brand new gallery!
Join us for a trifecta of exhibition openings at Mabee Farm, each one focused on different aspects of rural life in the Mohawk Valley. Refreshments served!
“Rural Modern:” Rural life and farming — and with it, the hard work, the understanding of the land, and the stories of those who farm it — are at the heart of Schenectady County. Today, after centuries of fields and flocks, we’ve created a rural landscape that is fruitful, beautiful, and largely misunderstood by those who live in our County’s cities and suburbs. “Rural Modern” explores the stories of Schenectady’s contemporary rural farmers through photographs and stories.
“Farming the Valley:” The Mabees aren’t a famous family. Yet their story is our story. It is the story of the people who made our region what it is today. The transformation of Mabee Farm from a colonial homestead into a prosperous farm, and now a dynamic historic site is the culmination of generations of hard work, daring, and change. This exhibition delves into the history and legacy of Mabee Farm, and showcases some of the Farm’s most significant antiques!
“Farm to Canvas: Presented by the Schenectady Art Society:” A collection of works by local artists, inspired by our rural landscape.
This event will feature gallery talks with the exhibits’ curators and contributing artists, and is free to the general public.