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2019 Public Performances

Arturo O'FarrillJune 19, 2019
Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Celebrate the start of our summer performance season with the Grammy-winning ensemble.


Dance Lab New YorkJuly 17, 2019
Dance Lab New York

Go behind the scenes with Bessie Award-winning choreographer Ephrat Asherie.

Rescheduled for a later date due to inclement weather

Abraham.In.MotionAugust 8, 2019

Preview works-in-progress with choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham.

Rescheduled to Thursday, August 8 due to inclement weather.

The KnightsSeptember 11, 2019
The Knights

Explore works old and new with the adventurous, Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra.


Page 73September 19, 2019
Page 73

Discover new stories by Page 73's emerging Playwriting Fellows, who will present excerpts from their works.


Page 73November 19, 2019
Jazz Gallery Salon with Fabian Almazan

Join grammy-nominated pianist and Pocantico Center artist-in-residence Fabian Almazan for a jazz salon, accompanied by Pablo Menares on bass and EJ Strickland on drums.


2019 Educational Programs

The CloistersJune 4, 2019
Garden Symposium: (Re)creating Historic Gardens

Join us for lunch and lectures by Caleb Leech, the managing horticulturist of The Met Cloisters, and Laura Viancour, the landscape director of Colonial Williamsburg.


Sculpture at KykuitJune 11, 2019
The Making of Sculpture

Join sculptor and conservation technician Arnaldo Ugarte for a closer look at monumental sculpture and smaller works at Kykuit.


Drawing and Watercolor WorkshopJuly 1, 2019
Drawing and Watercolor Workshop with Carol Fabricatore

Spend a day in one of the Hudson Valley’s most inspiring settings, strengthening your skills in depicting landscapes, sculpture, and architecture.


Drawing of a chair at KykuitJuly 9, 2019
Furnishing the Rockefeller Family Seat

Join Katrina London, manager of collections and curatorial projects, for a behind-the-scenes look at Kykuit's furniture collection and the history behind its acquisition.


Artwork by Lee Bontecou, from the collection of the National Trust of Historic PreservationJuly 22, 2019
From the Figurative to the Abstract: Sculpture by Female Artists at Kykuit

Highlighting work by female artists in the collection, such as Lee Bontecou and Louise Nevelson, art historian Deborah A. Goldberg, Ph.D., will discuss sculpture made in a range of techniques from cast bronze to welding and assemblage.


A portrait of John D. Rockefeller by John Singer SargentJuly 31, 2019
Family Resemblances: Portraits of Kykuit’s Primary Residents, 1906-1968

Get to know the Rockefeller family portraits with Katrina London, manager of collections and curatorial projects. These paintings were commissioned from some of the most prominent artists working in the 20th century, including John Singer Sargent and Andy Warhol.


From a painting by painter Rebecca AllanAugust 5, 2019
The Gesture of Color: Abstract Paintings at Kykuit

Rebecca Allan, a painter and the collections assistant at Kykuit, will discuss the creative experimentation and artistic innovation of abstract art, as exemplified by several works in the collection.


A portrait of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller by Adele HerterAugust 13, 2019
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller: The Heart of the Family

Learn about one of Kykuit’s most revered residents with Michele Hiltzik Beckerman, assistant director and head of reference at the Rockefeller Archive Center.


Chinese lion ceramicsSeptember 10, 2019
The Rockefellers and the Allure of Chinese Ceramics

Explore the Rockefeller's collections of Chinese ceramics with Cynthia Altman, former long-time Kykuit curator and specialist in Asian Art.


Gardens at PocanticoSeptember 24, 2019
Fall Garden Walk

Clare Levy Strom, head gardener at Kykuit, offers a horticulturalist’s narrative on the plantings in the Kykuit gardens and their care.


Stephen Morrell conducting a tea ceremonyOctober 8, 2019
Japanese Garden Tour and Tea Ceremony

Join Stephen Morrell, garden designer, horticulturist, and long-time student of tea, for an intimate tour of the Rockefeller Japanese Garden, followed by a tea ceremony demonstration


Chinese lion ceramicsOctober 16, 2019
Breuer House Tour

Join Kimberly Miller, managing director of Greenrock, for an in-depth look at this icon of mid-century architecture, designed in 1948 for the MoMA exhibit "House in the Garden."


Buckboard Phaeton carriage from the collection of the National Trust of Historic Preservation at KykuitNovember 12, 2019
Fall Forum: John Greenall and the Rockefeller Family Carriages

John Greenall has been involved with carriage driving, showing, and collecting for 50 years, making him one of the pioneers of the sport. He has officiated at most of the major carriage shows in North America and has served as the president of the American Driving Society and president of the Carriage Museum of America. Mr. Greenall has been involved with the Rockefeller family carriages for over 40 years, and will share some of the great stories that go with them.