ALBANY, N.Y. >> The New York State Museum is getting a large collection of early 20th-century artwork from the Woodstock art colony in Ulster County.
The museum, in downtown Albany, announced Tuesday that 1,500 paintings, sculptures and archival materials were donated by collector Arthur Anderson, who lives in the Woodstock area.
A year-round artists’ colony known as Brydcliffe was established in 1902 in Woodstock, drawing painters, printmakers, furniture craftsmen, photographers, ceramicists and others. And in 1906, the summer school of the Art Students League of New York, with 200 pupils, made Woodstock its home.
The Woodstock Artists Association was founded in 1919 by artists of differing mindsets but unified in their quest for a centralized exhibition space.