Luminous Waterways: Hudson River Valley landscapes in watercolor | Betsy Jacaruso
April 2017 - August 2018
Betsy Jacaruso’s work captures the essence of light that is specific to the vistas and waterways of the Hudson River valley region. Betsy Jacaruso is an artist, watercolor instructor, and gallery owner in Rhinebeck, NY. She received her BFA with honors from the Pratt Institute of Art and Design in Brooklyn, NY.

BeaconArts: Retrospective 15
November 2017 - March 2018
Beacon’s premier fine arts organization presents a look back on a diverse palette of art, artists, and community happenings playing a large role in the city’s cultural character over the last 15 years.

Shad in the Shadow of Skyscrapers
November 2016 - November 2017
A revisiting of a rare exhibit of the March 1947 National Geographic photo essay "Shad in the Shadow of Skyscrapers" by celebrated photographer Luis Marden, on the 10th anniversary of our original showing.

Along the Mt. Beacon Incline Railway
October 10, 2015 - November 6, 2016
With an eye towards the future, the Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society explores an historic narrative through the use of large format photography, digital video, animation and renderings to illustrate the Incline's early origins that shaped the City of Beacon and connected people to the Hudson River.

Following Rivers | A Photo Exhibit by Alison M. Jones for No Water No Life®
March 14 - October 3, 2015
Conservationist Alison M. Jones documents the values and vulnerability of our rivers, and solutions to protecting freshwater resources with photographs of 22 expeditions led in Africa and N. America for her organization No Water No Life®.

Ghosts of the Gulf | Brandon Ballengée
December 13 - March 7, 2015
Ghosts of the Gulf is an exhibit of strikingly vivid images of marine species collected in the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 Deep Water Horizons disaster. Through the colorful art and biology of Brandon Ballengée, these once-common species seem to rise as apparitions from the depths, haunted icons of contemporary environmental chaos.
Organized by Amy Lipton of ecoartspace. Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY.

Fredericka Foster | Water Way
March 8—October 5, 2014
Foster explores waters from the powerful, dramatic fjords of Norway to the urban, industrialized Hudson River, to discover the complex interaction of color, light and energy intrinsic to earth's most essential element in her exhibit, Water Way.
Beacon Institute would like to acknowledge Amy Lipton of ecoartspace and Fischbach Gallery for this exhibit

Joseph Squillante | A Closer Look: The Hudson River
October 12, 2013 through March 2, 2014
Noted Hudson River photographer Joseph Squillante opened Beacon Institute's gallery nearly a decade ago. Squillante presents a new perspective in A Closer Look that implies a personal and professional evolution, a gentle bending from the traditional toward the abstract. 

Robin Dana | Watershed: How Industry Has Changed the Water of the World
March 9—October 6, 2013
Photographer Robin Dana captures the lush colors, abstract beauty and surreal forms that emerge from a 'new nature' created by industry's relentless pursuit of natural resources, with images of Hudson, Potomac and other watersheds around the world.

Linda Hubbard | As the Crow Flies 
December 8, 2012 through March 2, 2013
Photographer and arts advocate Linda Hubbard's exhibit, As the Crow Flies, presents compelling aerial perspective of the Hudson River from Bear Mountain to Kingston, through photographs taken in 2007 during three flights in an R22 helicopter. 

Harnessing the Hudson: Waterwheels to Turbines
March 10 through December 3, 2012
This exhibit, on loan from the Chapman Historical Museum in Glen Falls, NY, contains a collection of archival photos with accompanying descriptive text that tells a dramatic story of the power of wataer, which inspired the early innovations that created turn-of-the-century renewable energy.

Ted Spiegel | The Hudson's Seasons & Spans
October 8, 2011 through March 4, 2012
Ted Spiegel, an accomplished photojournalist with more than 50 years of experience, has covered assignments around the globe, but like the 19th-century artists of the famed Hudson River School, he's made the Hudson River Valley the focus of much of his life's work.

Eric Lind | Revealed: Hidden Lives of the River
March 12 through October 2, 2011
Eric Lind, photographer and Director of Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary in Garrison, NY, developed his photographic collection Revealed: Hidden Lives of the River, to bring to light some of our region's lesser-known and inconspicuous wild residents.

Russell Cusick | Hudson River Reflections
October 9, 2010 through March 6, 2011
Russell CusickHudson Valley photographer and mixed medium artist, presents his exhibit of Hudson River inspired art and photo acrylic panoramas, works reflecting Bear Mountain Bridge to Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge.

Water, water, every where: Hudson River artists explore the ubiquity of water
March 13 through October 3, 2010
Joel Adas | Peter Brauch | Erica Hauser | Laura Moriarty | Richard Sigmund | Shawn Snow | Ian Wickstead
Water is in our existence everyday; it runs through our pipes, fills our drinking glasses as well as our bodies, and is a prominent feature in the Hudson Valley landscape.

Linda Cross | Reflections on the River: Paintings exploring the Hudson River
November 14, 2009 through March 7, 2010
Cross’ work “delivers an interpretation of more than river, more than that which lies below the water or between its shores.” The new relief landscapes, made from paper pulp formed around shapes, are tactile abstractions of temporal reflections in the river.

Up River: Man-Made Sites of Interest on the Hudson from the Battery to Troy
May 9 - October 4, 2009
Courtesy of The Center for Land Use Interpretation
This exhibit is a portrait of the Hudson's shores, focusing on man-made sites rarely seen by those who travel along the river's banks.

Top to Bottom: The Hudson River | Photographs by Ted Kawalerski
October 4, 2008 through April 26, 2009
Sleepy Hollow photographer Ted Kawalerski shares with viewers his deep personal connection to the Hudson River and the multicultural diversity of people who live along its banks.

Leigh Wen
March 8 - September 29, 2008
Leigh Wen's oil painting, etchings and ceramic pieces portray the powerful forces of water and nature on a grand scale.

The Hudson and Beyond: Photographs from Around the Bend and Across the Sea
Photographs by John Fasulo
October 13, 2007 through March 3, 2008

The Hudson & Its Watershed: The Making of a Map
March 10, 2007 through October 7, 2007
An original commission - a hand-drawn, 4' x 6' map by Redstone Studio's Connie Brown to commemorate the Hudson River Watershed's rich biological and cultural heritage.

Wetlands & Bodies of Water | Paintings by Richard Bruce
September 16, 2006 through March 2, 2007

Dave White: The World of a Hudson Riverman
Photographs by William Swan
May 13 - September 9, 2006

Hudson: The Story of a River | Paintings by Thomas Locker
April 2005 - April 2006
The paintings, which became illustrations for a children's book, depict 16 scenes that tell the story of the Hudson River and its rich history.

Don Nice: Hudson River Fish
August 13 - September 24, 2005
Paintings of native fish on anodized aluminum by Garrison artist Don Nice

Shad in the Shadow of Skyscrapers
July 2004 - May 2005
A rare exhibit of March 1947 National Geographic photo essay "Shad in the Shadow of Skyscrapers" by celebrated photographer Luis Marden.

The Hudson River: A Visual Voyage
February - July 2004
A series of photographs of the Hudson taken over 25 years by local photographer Joseph Squillante.