Linking Collections, Building Connections

Works from the Hudson Valley Visual Art Collections Consortium

By Brian Wallace, Ariel Shanberg, and Abigail Duckor
Introduction by Maurice D. Hinchey

Subjects: Art, New York/regional
Imprint: Distribution Partners
Paperback : 9780615455099, 64 pages, December 2011

Table of contents

Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey
Sara J. Pasti

Linking Collections, Building Connections
Brian Wallace and Ariel Shanberg with Abigail Duckor
The Images

Iconic Works

Kingston and Environs

Case Study

Making History



Circles of Affiliation

The Cloud
Working In A Cloud
Michael Asbill
Roundtable Discussion

New perspectives on a century of artistic activity in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley.


Bringing to light over 150 works of art and the myriad connections that link them together, Linking Collections, Building Connections presents fresh perspectives on a century of artistic activity in the Mid-Hudson Valley. The exhibition on which the book was based gathered together paintings, sculptures, furnishings, prints, drawings, photographs, conceptual works, and documentation and ephemera from the permanent collections of the partner organizations of the Hudson Valley Visual Art Collections Consortium (HVVACC).

The HVVACC organizations—the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Women's Studio Workshop, Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, and the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild—are developing an online visual database, a series of events and publications, and a regional collection study and exhibition center. Together, the collections of these five partner organizations are a significant regional resource, and Linking Collections, Building Connections is part of a long-range project to make these collections available to scholars and the public.

Brian Wallace was the curator at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. Ariel Shanberg is executive director of the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Abigail Duckor is studying art history at the State University of New York at New Paltz.