Your Guide to Hudson’s Art Galleries
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From Hudson River School paintings to minimalist sculpture, the galleries on Warren Street in Hudson have a lot to offer.
Is it even possible visit all the galleries of Hudson in one day? On Warren Street alone, there are over 10 galleries, each with their own visual specialty. The town of Hudson has been an arts center in the valley for decades, so there’s no shortage of work to enjoy.
Read on to learn more about each individual gallery, then plan a day to see your favorites! If you see something you like, be sure to post it on Instagram and tag us @hudsonvalleymag.
355 Warren Street
Thursday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Founded in 1973, this gallery caters to a range of tastes, “for both beginners and seasoned collectors”. But even if you’re not looking for a new oil painting, the collection is extensive and well worth a visit. Owner Jay Caldwell is known for sharing his knowledge of the works with gallery visitors, so don’t hesitate to ask questions!
622 Warren Street
Wednesday to Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Carrie Haddad represents both veterans of the art world and emerging talent, and it shows in the prodigious range of her work. This space primarily features painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography, with much of the two-dimensional work depicting landscapes or abstractions of nature. The Summer Show, which features seven different artists including Huê Thi Hoffmaster, is now on display.
409 Warren Street
Thursday to Monday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For owners Ellen D’Arcy Simpson and Michael Simpson, it was important to create a “welcoming and accessible setting” for visitors to enjoy the art of their fellow Hudson Valley designers. Rather than building the tried-and-true “white-walled silent room,” D’Arcy Simpson Art Works is alive, thanks in part to the works within it. They fill their space with colorful and energetic paintings and sculptures, so if that’s your thing, be sure to stop by.
114 Warren Street
Saturday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Karen Davis, co-owner and curator of Davis Orton, is herself a photographer. So it’s no surprise that this gallery has one of the most impressive photo collections in the Hudson Valley. In addition to photographic prints, Davis Orton features mixed media works and artist-published photo books.
610 Warren Street
Thursday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The new gallery is the place to go to discover your next favorite artist. This is the case of the current exhibition by Iranian muralist Mirza Hamid (“he is often called in his country ‘the Banksy of Iran’”). His works draw on the tradition of primitivism, using red earth pigments to depict starkly simple scenes of power and the relationship between man and nature.
362 ½ Warren Street
Thursday to Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contemporary art lovers will feel right at home at the Pamela Salisbury Gallery. The work on display represents a range of mediums, although the sculptures stand out as particularly compelling. Don’t miss the upcoming exhibit, “Still Life and the Poetry of Place,” which will be installed September 3 and even includes a photograph at the Olana State Historic Site.
512 Warren Street
Thursday to Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stop by Peter Jung to see the collection, which focuses on oil paintings from 1850 to 1950. Many works from this period come from the Hudson River School, so you’ll have a chance to refresh your local art history.
612 Warren Street
Open daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
This gallery does not belong to Shakespeare, but rather to Tery Fugate-Wilcox, painter and sculptor whose work comments on the temporality of art objects. Much of the art on display is his, with additional works by Richard Thatcher, Anthony Reason, and more.
433 Warren Street
Thursday to Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The first thing you’ll notice about this gallery is the beauty of the building: a brick facade frames large windows, giving passers-by a glimpse of the works on display. This space was originally a “pandemic pop-up” — Eley also has a gallery space in the Big Apple — but quickly became a staple of the Hudson Valley art scene.
98 Green Street
Friday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
To discover the Turley Gallery, you will need to Actually venture down Warren Street. But its location isn’t the only thing that sets Turley apart in Hudson’s art scene – its manager and eponym, Ryan Turley, prefers artists who “push the boundaries of their respective mediums” and innovate within the contemporary art movement. .
510 Warren Street
Friday – Saturday, 12pm-6pm; Sunday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
In 2010, a group of 14 artists combined their time, money and energy to open 510 Warren Street. More than a decade later, members have come and gone, but the gallery’s commitment to the collective good of the Hudson art scene remains. The work on display rotates frequently, ranging from photography to collage to painting and everything in between.
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