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Artistic Legacies and Zen Sanctuary

August 27 - November 5, 2022

These three related exhibitions, guest curated by Lucy Krupenye, celebrate the artistic accomplishments of three  generations of Lucy Krupenye’s creative family.

Artistic Legacies: The Krupenye Family

The story begins with an historical tribute to Berta Gladstone, owner in the 1960s of the nationally recognized Gladstone Galleries in Woodstock, NY, which created an environment of professionalism in the pursuit of ideas and aesthetics outside major city centers. Artists who exhibited at Gladstone Galleries simultaneously showed their art at such noted institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City; the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C; and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Berta Gladstone’s legacy was continued by her daughter Grace Gladstone Krupenye and granddaughter Lucy Krupenye, both of whom became respected professional artists.



Grace Gladstone Krupenye

collage: paper, watercolor, metal

24 x 22 in.

Grace Gladstone Krupenye (1927-2021), Life Through Her Eyes
Hays Gallery


Grace Krupenye, Berta’s daughter and Lucy’s mother, participated in several exhibitions at the Hammond Museum during her long career. The works in this memorial show include collages and paintings from several different series. Made over the decades, these works were previously
displayed at the Katonah Museum of Art, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT, and the National Museum of Design in New York City, among others.

The Colors of Time: Our lives are shaped by events, experiences and emotions which influence our development and create a continuum of the colors of life’s journey.”
-Grace Gladstone Krupenye

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Zen Temple

Lucy Krupenye

stone, metal, wood, bone

12 x 15 in.

Lucy Krupenye, An Artist’s Journey

Goelet Gallery

A career sampling of several series by Lucy Krupenye, Grace’s daughter, represents her responses to familial influences. Lucy’s found metal, stone, wood, and bone assemblages search for harmony among diverse elements, much like the human condition.

Inspired by nature, music, and the world around her, the artist works to create beauty, peace, and tranquility. Her creations range from under 1 foot to over 6 feet tall—these smaller works, scaled to fit in the vitrines, retain the same organic, multicultural symbolism, and strength that permeates all her creations.


Lucy Blue

Nancy Woodward

digital photography archival pigment print on heavy cotton rag

40 x 40 in.

Zen Sanctuary

Guild Hall Gallery

Continuing in her grandmother’s creative footsteps, Lucy Krupenye has curated a peaceful and meditative atmosphere in the Hammond Museum’s Guild Hall Gallery.

Krupenye has gathered together from across the Northeast works of 23 artists who share her philosophical and aesthetic vision for creating art that can serve as guides toward peace and transcendence both in our inner and outer environments. This exhibition inspires introspection and can point the 
viewer to the many paths of different meditative states. Each artist’s contribution offers his/her take, using many different artistic styles and materials, on what creates or inspires calmness, introspection, quiet, and observation.

According to Krupenye, “We are living in extremely difficult times, and I have created a Zen Sanctuary so visitors can have a tranquil escape from the world and be surrounded by peace, calm, and beauty.”

Exhibiting Artists:
Vincent Baldassano
Michael Brennecke
Miggs Burroughs
Randi Jane Davis
David Dunlop
Jeanine Esposito
Tracy Hambley
Sara Harris
Mary Ellen Hendricks
Mindy Horn
Nash Hyon

Cate M. Leach
Robert Lenz
Susan Lloyd
Janice Mauro
Nancy Moore
Erin Nazzaro
Melissa Newman
Linda Puiatti
Katherine Ross
Ellen Schiffman
Laura Spector
Nancy Woodward

Accompanying Events:


Exhibition Reception, Saturday, September 17, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Join us to see these three memorable and engaging exhibitions and meet the artists whose works are on display during this free reception. Music provided by Chick's Candy Store.

The Jones Factor Jazz Concert, Thursday, October 13th, 7:00 pm

Relax with an autumn walk in the garden (open at 6pm), followed by an engaging exhibition talk by curator and artist Lucy Krupenye at 6:30pm. At 7pm begins a dynamic outdoor concert by the 6-piece jazz ensemble. You are welcome to bring snacks and BYOB.

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