Through Feb. 18: Painted Cities A fascinating look at rural and urban scenes and architecture via photography and paintings by various artists like Scott Nelson Foster, Patty Neal, Dan Rupe, Richard Britell, and others. • Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren St, Hudson, 518.828.1915;

Through ​Feb. 17: Gallery 1: Josette Urso — On Air Artist Josette Urso creates circular collages from colorful images to form a unique perspective that’s beautiful to behold. In her collages, Urso juxtaposes chaos and order by featuring an array of found images arranged in geometric shapes in a rainbow of color. Her oil paintings consist of muted tones in a free-flowing abstract view of her surroundings. Tues–Sat, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. • Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 1947 Palmer Ave, Larchmont, 914.834.8077;

Through ​Feb. 25: Carrie Mae Weems: Beacon The artist presents a series of photographs documenting the changing landscape and culture of Beacon over the course of a year, placing herself in the photographs standing with her back to the camera in an observational pose. A contemporary American artist, Weems depicts photography, films, and videos that address social themes focusing on race, gender, and class. Wed–Sun, 12–5 p.m., $7 adults, $5 seniors, under 16 free.  Edward Hopper House, 82 N. Broadway, Nyack, 845.358.0774;

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Through Apr. 15: Abstract Minded: Works by Six Contemporary African Artists The artists, all natives of Africa, produce work thematically or conceptually connected to their homeland as a way of opening communication in abstract forms. Their rich traditional use of textile design, and other decorative practices from the continent, speaks volumes about their culture. Participating artists: Osi Audu, Nicholas Hlobo, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Odili Donald Odita, Nnenna Okore, and Elias Sime. Wed–Sun, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.  Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz, 845.257.3844;

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