Autumn foliage isn't the only color on display this fall. These unique exhibits are making for a richer arts scene this season, and we invite you to take a peek at the view from here!

 Art of Seating exhibit at Albany Institute of History and Art

"The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design," October 1 - December 31

Chairs as works of art? You might be dubious going in, but once you see these sitting statues, created by design luminaries like Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi, and Frank Gehry, you'll never see furniture quite the same way again. This exhibit, which is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville includes chairs from the 19th Century on, and will be complemented locally by several furniture and design-related events at local heritage sites. This new program, "Pull Up A Chair" is presented by Partners for Albany Stories, and includes the opportunity to win a Shaker reproduction chair.

Pull Up a Chair special events:

In the Hot Seat | Thursday, October 13 at 6:30PM | Albany Institute of History & Art | Free
The Man in the Chair: Franklin Delano Roosevelt | Thursday, October 6 at 1PM & 5:30PM | New York State Capitol | Free, but RSVPs required
Isamu Noguchi, Artist and Designer | Wednesday, November 2 at 12PM | Empire State Plaza | Free, but RSVPs required
Peculiar Grace: The Shakers and Their Chairs | Thursday, October 27 at 6PM | Albany Institute of History & Art | Free

During October, visit three sites and get your PAStport stamped to enter a free drawing for a beautifully crafted reproduction Shaker chair.

For more information, go here.  

Rock & Roll Icons exhibit

"Rock & Roll Icons, Photographs by Patrick Harbron," November 5-February 12

Patrick Habron, Capital Region resident, spent his photography career chronicling people who rock -- quite literally. This portrait photographer captured rock musicians includes Prince, David Bowie, Blondie, Rush, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Police, and The Rolling Stones at some of their finest moments, and his work appeared on magazines, album covers, and tour booklets. Many of this work has never been seen before, and you're going to want to go to see these rockers in all their late-70s, early 80s glory. The exhibit will also feature guitars from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

For more information, go here. 

Hudson Valley Ruins 

"Hudson Valley Ruins," August 20, 2016 to December 31.

This photography and architecture exhibition is based on the work of Robert Yasinac and Thomas Rinaldi who captured great river estates as well as churches, hotels, commercial and civic buildings in various states of decay in their book, Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape. The exhibit bears witness to a time in American history that we often forget about. In fact, these photographs might be the only way these buildings are preserved. See these grand mansions and humble structures before nature reclaims them utterly. 

A book signing will be held September 24, beginning at 2pm.  

For more information, go here.