Gallery of Generations
Highlighting the work of Russell Young featuring an impressive roster of musicians and celebrities of the 1960s, delightfully displayed in the colors and splendor that stardom allows.
Intensified by the juxtaposition between Young’s signature diamond dust screen printing and the bucolic setting of the 1969 Woodstock festival, Gallery of Generations will leave viewers intrigued and in awe of legacy, celebrity culture, and fine art. Pieces including James Taylor, Crosby, Stills and Nash and Marilyn Monroe, will be displayed backstage at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, in the nonprofit's artist wing.
Russell Young is a British-American artist best known for large silkscreen paintings using imagery drawn from recent history and popular culture. Young's artistic output includes painting, screen printing, sculpture, installations and film. Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Joaquin Phoenix, Jennifer Aniston, and Brad Pitt are among the famous fans of his work.
Visits to the gallery are $15 per person and offered in limited capacity every Tuesday thru October 5. Learn more here.
This gallery is proudly presented in collaboration with Taglialatella Galleries.
Outdoor Exhibition: Rock in’ the Woods
Five bluestone sculptures by local artist Wayne Holbert placed throughout the bucolic historic grounds, using nature and technology together to create timeless representations of the human form.
Bluestone is literally the bedrock that Bethel Woods is built upon. It is a beautiful material only found in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New York; the result of ancient sedimentary deposits that formed a 10,000 foot-thick layer of sandstone which is now part of the Catskill Delta Formation. As a quarryman, Wayne Holbert knows bluestone intimately – how it was formed, how it is cut from the earth, and how it is shaped as a building material. As an artist, however, he sees something more. Shape, form, and movement come together in his mind as he works. He sees the potential of the bluestone as a moving, living, timeless representation of a primitive form. The human condition set in stone.
1. "Peace & Love” – by the Peace Overlook Inspired by Nick and Bobbi Ercoline – The Woodstock couple.
2. “Ms.” – by the entry gates near Hurd Road. Features portraits of female Woodstock performers painted by Claudine Luchsinger, with digital work by PC Denizen.
3. "They” – located near Museum “circle”
4. "Ugo” – across from museum entrance
5. “Darth Helmet” – along entry pathway.
Crossroads Exhibit Gallery: Dead Heads
Dead Heads: Skeletal Imagery of the Grateful Dead, artwork of Martin Leffer, is a brand-new pop-up exhibition now on display in the Crossroads Gallery at the Museum at Bethel Woods. Featuring prints of original designs used on Grateful Dead merchandise, this collection is one of a kind. The lender for this exhibit is Martin Leffer of Not Fade Away Artworks. Mr. Leffer has been licensed to produce and sell Grateful Dead merchandise for over 36 years, the longest tenure of any licensee. Throughout his long career working with the Dead, Mr. Leffer has acquired an excellent collection of designs made by and for Dead Heads. The theme of this particular selection of works is skeletal imagery, a common theme in Grateful Dead art. On display thru September.
Corridor Exhibit Gallery: 3 Days of Peace & Music: The Performers of The Woodstock Festival
Featuring vignettes on each of the 32 groups that performed at Woodstock, this semi-permanent exhibit tells the story of each group pre- and post-Woodstock. From Richie Havens' opening performance to Jimi Hendrix's rousing closing performance, learn how each of the bands left a lasting impact on music and popular culture.