SUNY campuses in Canton, Potsdam join other colleges for Adirondack photo exhibit at state museum in Albany
Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 6:26 am

CANTON -- SUNY Canton has joined with SUNY Potsdam and other area colleges to support an Adirondack photographic exhibition at the New York State Museum in Albany.

The Seneca Ray Stoddard: Capturing the Adirondacks exhibition is open through February 24, 2013 in the museum’s Crossroads Gallery and showcases the works of the iconic

Adirondack photographer and conservationist, who was instrumental in the establishment of the “forever wild” Adirondack Park. Visitors to the State Museum on Adirondack Day, Saturday, Oct. 27, will have free access to programs focusing on the natural and cultural history of the Adirondacks.

The event will be free and open to the public.

The display includes more than 100 of Stoddard’s photographs, an Adirondack guideboat, freight boat, a camera, copies of Stoddard’s books and several of his paintings. These and other items come from the State Museum’s collection of more than 500 Stoddard prints and also from the collections of the New York State Library and the Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls.

Stoddard (1844-1917) was a self-taught painter and spent the majority of his life in the Glens Falls area. He studied the Adirondacks intensely over a 50-year period.

An online version of exhibition is available at www.nysm.nysed.gov/virtual/exhibits/SRS/GettingThere/index.html.