THE GEORGI MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
The Georgi Museum is currently exhibiting Italian Panel Paintings from the Medieval and Renaissance Periods. The Georgi Gem and Mineral Collection is on display. During the month of October, “Glory Days – an Era of Industry on the Battenkill” will be presented.
Italian Panel Paintings
Chris Daly, curator of the the Italian Panel Paintings, has discovered information about the artists related to the Georgi Collection. The Georgi Museum now can proudly boast having Zanino di Peitro, Neri DiBicci and Mello DaGubbio paintings in our small museum in Shushan, NY.
An image of the “Madonna and Child” by Mello da Gubbio from the Georgi Collection is featured in the newly released Catalog “Gubbio al tempo di Giotto: Tesori d’arte nella terra di Oderisi”, featuring llustrations and essays on art and artists from Gubbio, Italy. The Georgi Museum in Shushan, NY is specified. Local photographer, Tom McMorris, is credited with providing the beautiful, high-resolution image. This catalog is available for purchase at www.artbooks.com
Item Number: 149210
Title: Gubbio al tempo di GIOTTO : Tesori d’arte nella terra di Oderisi
Author: Benazzi, Giordana ; Elvio Lunghi (et al)
Georgi Gem and Mineral Collection
Bill Cotrofeld, member of the Capital District Mineral Club, is the curator of the Georgi Gems and Minerals on display. Featured objects are mostly South American in origin include a Diamond embedded in Kimberlite, Cassiterite, and an Amethyst tunnel over 12” long! Included are over 25 unique samples that Mr. Cotrofeld describes as “irreplaceable”, comparing the Georgi Collection to those at the Smithsonian or Museum of Natural History.
This is a Mr. Cotrofeld’s tour of the Gem and Mineral Collection at the Georgi:
“GLORY DAYS” – AN ERA of industry on the battenkill
A new exhibit called “Glory Days – an Era of Industry on the Battenkill” will be presented in October. Through early photographs, drawings, artwork and objects from the material culture, the history of Industry from the mid 19th Century to present will be explored. This work portrays what was once upon a time the Great American Dream: a place to work, to prosper and raise a family. This exhibit is curated by Salem’s Historian, Judy Flagg, research assistant, Sally Brillon, and Elizabeth Cockey, artist and author of “Untold Stories of the Battenkill”.
Mission Statement: The Georgi Museum studies, conserves, and presents objects and items from the Georgi Collection, in accordance with the intentions of Jessie Georgi as defined in her Last Will and Testament, in order to connect the people of Salem/Shushan NY to education, creativity, knowledge, and ideas.