Basilica Back Gallery: The Bright Future Group Show

BBQ Opening Party: Monday, July 3rd | 4PM til sunset

David Aron, Simeon Amstutz, Elbert Perez, Becca Van K, Louise Smith, Martin Katzoff, Jack Walls

Image: Louise Smith

// Bring your own dogs | FREE //

In these dark times the only refuge seems to be in art, for these are very dark times indeed. THE BRIGHT FUTURE GROUP SHOW is a group of younger and older artists brought together by Melissa Auf der Maur. Yes, the title of the show is somewhat sardonic. The younger artists in the show all have studied art and are attending or have graduated from various art schools. The older artists, David Aron and Jack Walls are longtime veterans of the Downtown New York art scene. The coming together of this diverse and talented group of seven artists is a sign of hope not subscribing to any politics, but can be viewed as a political statement with a dash of irony.

This exhibition continues Basilica Hudson’s 2017 thematic Back Gallery artist in residency program, which explores the location as muse. Creating the work in Hudson and at Basilica suggests that the eclectic present and past of this river city is central to inspiration.

Back Gallery Openings are a culmination of artist(s) spending some time in the space, experiencing the place and then opening it up to the public.

See the full list of 2017 Back Gallery exhibitions

Read & Feed

Sunday, July 23 | 12 – 5PM

Presented in collaboration with the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses

// $15 standard, $10 students and seniors //

Basilica Hudson and the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses‘s festival of literature and food returns with a new time, a new ticket price and a genre-spanning day of affordable food and literary activities.

Celebrate the life and work of a Hudson Valley poetry legend, as we commemorate John Ashbery’s 90th birthday.

Join a superstar collection of authors, food writers and chefs for mouthwatering demonstrations,  literary performances and novel conversations.

Browse a marketplace of some of America’s most intriguing small literary publishers and artisanal food makers.

Music From High Peaks

Friday, August 11 2017 | 8PM

Presented with Catskill High Peaks Festival

// from $10 //

Catskill High Peaks Festival returns to Basilica Hudson with “Music from High Peaks,” featuring the festival’s renowned faculty and international rising young artists performing chamber music in Basilica’s North Hall. Filling Basilica’s resonant space with an exuberant display of virtuosity and talent, the program will feature works by women composers—an often-overlooked area of the classical canon. Ensembles include cello chorus, string quartets, sextets and mandolin orchestra. Marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State, Clara Schumann, Fannie Mendelssohn, Rebecca Clarke, Ethel Smyth and other historic and contemporary composers make their Hudson debuts in the soaring post-industrial Basilica space.

Basilica SoundScape 2017

September 15 – 17, 2017

A weekend of music and art presented with The Creative Independent

// early bird weekend pass $60 //

Far from a typical music festival, Basilica SoundScape features live concert performances, conceptual sound performances, author readings, installations, collaborations, curated local vendors and artisans, on-site activities and more, creating an immersive, innovative weekend of art, music, and culture. Basilica SoundScape 2017 will feature a lineup of some to the most innovative and genre-pushing musicians, visual artists and writers working today, with unique collaborations across disciplines.

The lineup so far:

MUSIC
Bing & Ruth / Blanck Mass / Emel Mathlouthi / Jlin / John Maus / Moor Mother / Priests / Protomartyr / serpentwithfeet / Thou / Yellow Eyes / Zola Jesus

READINGS
Darcie Wilder / Eileen Myles / Patty Schemel

VISUAL ART
Naama Tsabar / Emma Kohlmann / Marianne Vitale / Jessy Draxler

Visual art: Kris Perry’s Revolution

Ongoing

Located in the grounds of Basilica Hudson with the Catskill mountains as backdrop

// FREE //

Basilica Hudson is honored to host Kris Perry’s large-scale, wind-powered sculpture Revolution for our 2017 season.

Just in time for the start of our 7th season, our friend, neighbor and frequent collaborator, sculptor / metal worker Kris Perry has installed a monumental kinetic sculpture, Revolution, on the southwest corner of the Basilica grounds. We are honored to host this work, a large-scale wind-powered steel behemoth. Check it out, especially at sunset, when its dramatic silhouette is framed by the brilliant Hudson River sky.

Learn more about Kris’ work here.

Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series 2017

Selected Thursdays | 8PM

Presented in collaboration with True/False Film Festival’s Chris Boekmann

Image: RAT FILM by Theo Anthony, 2016, 112 minutes

// $5 – $10 sliding scale, free for kids and teens // 

Basilica Hudson is proud to announce the return of the Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series for summer 2017. The series will again be produced in collaboration with Chris Boeckmann, film programmer for the Columbia, MO-based True/False Film Fest, a pioneering film festival dedicated to exploring creative nonfiction film. The Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series celebrates and interrogates the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors.

BACK GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Various Dates

Visits available by appointment. Please email info@basilicahudson.org

Image: Jim Krewson’s Local Character
// FREE //
Basilica Hudson is proud to present our 2017 thematic Back Gallery artist in residency program, which explores the location as muse. Creating the work in Hudson and at Basilica suggests that the eclectic present and past of this river city is central to inspiration.

Back Gallery Openings are a culmination of artist(s) spending some time in the space, experiencing the place and then opening it up to the public.

Learn about every exhibition featured below.

Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series: Cousin Bobby

Thursday, June 22 | 8PM

Presented in collaboration with True/False Film Festival’s Chris Boekmann

Image: Cousin Bobby, Jonathan Demme, 1992, 70 min

$5 – $10 sliding scale, free for kids and teens

Basilica Hudson hosts a special screening of Jonathan Demme’s long-unavailable 1992 documentary Cousin Bobby. The film will be screened in tribute to the Academy Award-winning director of Silence of the Lambs, Stop Making Sense and more, who passed away earlier this year.

Demme’s favorite and most personal work, Cousin Bobby focuses on Demme’s cousin Robert Castle, an Episcopalian priest known for his work in the black communities of Jersey City and Harlem.