Top five virtual arts picks for July 17-23

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by County Legislator Terry Clements.


ONGOING: Virtual Gallery Exhibition: Unapologetically Me

Painter Alvin Clayton responds to the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement in his new show Unapologetically Me. The virtual exhibit, presented by Iona College’s Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery and New Rochelle Council on the Arts, juxtaposes striking paintings with interviews of the artist. A video discussion with the artist and a slideshow of the works are available online.



NOW THROUGH SUN, JULY 19: Inside the NEU: The Making of Destination: Latin America

Neuberger Museum of Art offers a pre-recorded conversation on the making of Destination: Latin America, a five-part exhibition of modern and contemporary Latin American art from the museum’s collection. The show’s curator Patrice Giasson shares his insights on several of the paintings, sculptures, digital works and a live performance piece that shares similarities with some of today’s most striking societal issues.


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TUES, JULY 21: Chinese Brush Painting with Sungsook Hong Setton ​

Artists of all levels will explore the spirit of Chinese brush painting during Hammond Museum’s virtual workshop on Tuesday. Led by instructor Sungsook Hong Setton, participants will learn the techniques of brush painting to capture the vitality of summertime flowers. Sungsook will do a demonstration and answer questions, followed by 20-30 minutes of painting. Begins at 2pm via Zoom.



WED, JULY 22: Film Screening of A Late Style of Fire via Zoom

On Wednesday, Hudson Valley Writers Center will host director and poet Michele Poulos, who will present her award-winning documentary A Late Style of Fire. The film follows the troubled life and work of the influential poet Larry Levis, which came to an abrupt halt when he died at age 49. Begins at 7pm.



THURS, JULY 23: A Virtual Hip Hop Workshop 

Hudson River Museum will present a live virtual workshop with the NYC hip-hop group Dynamic Rockers on Thursday. Participants will learn about the history of hip-hop dance and practice different dance styles, including popping and locking, breakdance, boogaloo and more. The Dynamic Rockers have been performing since the early 1980s in Queens. Begins at 5pm via Zoom and Facebook Live.


For a full list of arts groups presenting virtual events, click here.