Adirondack Journal — The Adirondack Museum Introduces a New Web Exhibit: "Adirondack Rustic: Nature's Art, 1876-1950"

The Adirondack Museum is pleased to introduce a new way to share our extraordinary exhibits with a world-wide audience. Over time, we will present a series of on-line exhibitions created especially for the many people who are unable to visit Blue Mountain Lake, New York.

December marks the launch of Adirondack Rustic: Nature's Art, 1876-1950, our first web exhibit. The new feature offers artifacts, text, and historic photographs from the special exhibition that charmed museum visitors throughout the 2007 and 2008 seasons, telling the multi-faceted story of Adirondack rustic traditions.

The web exhibit examines the rich history of Adirondack rustic in three sections that examine furniture and designs inspired by wilderness, share stories of local men who hand crafted rustic furniture, and explore the lives and influence of wealthy Gilded Age railroad magnates who designed and built elaborate Great Camps.

There are two ways to find our on-line web exhibitions. The easiest way is on the home page. Look for the box on the right side of the page. There are two tabs at the top. Click the tab titled "Online Exhibits." Click on the words "Adirondack Rustic: Nature's Art" and you will go directly to the exhibit.

The second option is to click on "Exhibits and Events" at the top of any of our web site pages. Next choose "Online Exhibits" and you will be taken to the landing page for all web exhibits.

Be sure to check back often as we nurture and grow an archive of on-line exhibits. In 2009 we will introduce "Common Threads: 150 Years of Adirondack Quilts and Comforters" as a companion piece to the special exhibit of the same name that will open at the museum on May 22, 2009.

We invite you to enjoy — and visit virtually as often as you like.