Jack Shainman Gallery: The School

Once a space for children to learn their ABC’s on weekdays, now a place for art lovers to converge on Saturdays, 11am-5pm. Contemporary art has found a home in Columbia County at The School [25 Broad St, Kinderhook, NY 12106].

the_school_kinderhook_The classic brick schoolhouse has been converted into an exciting art gallery, but you can still see some traces of its former life within the exhibits.

Jack Shainman_Gallery_The_SchoolExhibits are ever changing, during my visit Winter in America was on display.

the_school_winter_in_americaThe art reflected a nation struggling against violence, intolerance, and war – created by artists from all over the world.

the_school_winter_in_america_1Multimodal forms of art keep viewing interesting. You’ll see art forms ranging from sculptures, paintings, needlepoint, artifacts, and photographs.

Jack Shainman_Gallery_kinderhookWalking through the halls and into what I guessed was the old gym, I was excited to see an interactive piece. Most often at an art museum you can only look, not touch. I was happy to use a hammer on this exhibit, smashing a coin into a log to make my wishes come true.


This is an excellent addition to the town of Kinderhook, a truly unique and fun experience. The School is a gallery at the top of its class!

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