The art of train travel

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Trains follow a schedule – or at least are supposed to… Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk takes time to explore the artistic side of the enduring mode of transportation in “The Trained Eye: The Art of Railroads & Stations.”

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Feats of clay

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Loretta Lam is an award-winning Hudson Valley jewelry designer with an international following. Her passion for jewelry extends beyond her own work, though, as she’s putting the finishing touches on a contemporary-jewelry book due out in April.

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Passion for fashion

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The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its fall exhibition this month. “In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection” spotlights a pioneering collector who assembled one of the finest private fashion collections in the country.

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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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