In tune with history

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Musician and academic Christopher Brellochs shares the adventures of his “Music of the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley” sabbatical, when he explored the area’s rich history through the music that might have been played during the period’s glory days.

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Artful living

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Eleish van Breems Design, the Westport studio known for promoting an artful Nordic aesthetic, expands its reach with Eleish van Breems Home. This new retail shop just around the corner offers home furnishings, antiques, décor and gifts.

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Art as healing

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Meghan Spiro is a Hudson Valley photographer whose “day job” is working as a commercial photographer and designer. But her artistry continues beyond the workday. Spiro uses her own time to explore social issues ranging from conservation to domestic violence.

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Vera, ever vibrant

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Vera Neumann was an artist turned textile designer who famously lived in an award-winning Marcel Breuer-designed home in Croton-on-Hudson. Her home goods and signature scarves, avidly collected today by fashionistas of all ages, highlighted a career celebrated in “Vera Paints a Scarf” at the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan.

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This boutique rocks

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For those who consider shopping their sport of choice, ROCKS Jewelry Gifts Home provides quite the sophisticated playing field. The elegant Chappaqua destination for fine and fashion jewelry – plus home goods and accessories – marks the second Westchester boutique for owner Tanya Tochner.

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Boldly onward

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True creative, Ridgefield jewelry designer Amy Kahn Russell – introduced to WAG readers in December 2017 – integrates her “hobby,” designing intricate mosaic work including wall art and mirrors, into her lineup.

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View finder

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Photographer Allyson Monson’s work is bold, reflecting her background in interior design. She showcases her work at home-décor shops in Rye, Scarsdale and Westport, but her booth at the Architectural Digest Design Show in Manhattan offered proof that she’s ready to expand her reach.

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Celebrating a citizen of the world

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The late singer-songwriter, poet and author Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) was a global icon. A museum in his hometown of Montreal mounted a tribute exhibition to this citizen of the world that’s now on an international tour – with its first stop the Jewish Museum in Manhattan.

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Turning the tide

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The “Hudson Rising” exhibition at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library in Manhattan examines two centuries along the river. From commerce to art to wildlife, varied elements combine to create a detailed exploration that encompasses ecological change and environmental activism.

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Branching out

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In Jackie Battenfield’s world, it’s always springtime. The Brooklyn-based artist – represented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont – has developed a unique process of painting leaves, branches and blooms on Mylar to stunning effect.

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