We want to stay connected during these times of uncertainty.
Since you can't visit, we're bringing Bethel Woods to you! Re-imagine the grounds as you explore some of our favorite parts of the historic site through this free, new, and expressive coloring book.
Creative Arts Therapist and Bethel Woods Teaching Artist Candace walks you through vision boarding -- from identify your vision to giving it clarity and bringing it to life. On staying creative, Candace says, “During these very uncertain times when our mental, physical, and emotional well-being can be compromised, it becomes especially important for us to tune out the noise around us and tune into our own internal experience.”
Güiros made from spiral notebooks? Claves from pots and ladles? Explore the rhythm of Latin music with every day objects in your home with Bethel Woods Teaching Artist Brandon Sparkman!
Brandon is a music educator teaching elementary music, band, and chorus at Chester Elementary School where he also runs a jazz band and multiple clubs. He enjoys performing with many music ensembles in the area. Brandon is in his second year of teaching artistry at Bethel Woods and has been a lead teacher in our PLAY and SAW programs.
See how you respond to sound and what can be created by listening to music. Let worries fall away about what your image will look like and instead enjoy working from an intuitive place where the focus is on process and not product.
Eager to learn more about the greatest festival of all time? Allow us to help!
From 2017-2019, The Museum at Bethel Woods created a comprehensive guide highlighting each of the 32 acts of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, leading up to August of the 50th year of the greatest festival of all time.
The Museum at Bethel Woods, located on the historic Woodstock festival site, is home to a large and growing historical collection that includes snapshots and home movies of the festival. In 2018, The Museum launched an online archive of photographs and videos collected from nearly 30 contributors – all bringing new life and context to the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair. Less polished than the images most are familiar with, the photographs capture candid moments from before, during, and after the festival. The archive preserves both the joyous experiences of festival attendees as well as the less-than-perfect aspects such as mud and the traffic jams on rural country roads.
Exhibit Curator Julia Fell joins us to discuss the 2020 Special Exhibit: Lights, Color, Fashion. Learn how museum curators determine an object's authenticity; the type of art the exhibit will showcase; and what it was like working with collector Gary Westford.