Rhinebeck, New York
Sinterklaas Festival Day
Rhinebeck, New York
"...just a smile away from Whoville with a hint of It's a Wonderful Life."
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Museums of Ant

The Museum of Antiquities and Art and the Museum of Modern Ant bring together selections from the vast collection of Hudson Valley “residents Antigone and Antoine d’ Antwerp, and represent the creative work of ants from ancient times through to the contemporary.

Museum of Modern Ant

Selections from the PermanANT Collection

Curated by Norm Magnusson

You will find the Museum of Modern Ant in the window at Rhinebeck Mercantile.

This four story structure includes art by notable modern and contemporary artists, an original ant sculpture by Steve Miller in the style of Yayoi Kusama, two original ant sculptures by Lisa Winika and works by generous local Rhinebeck artists, including, amongst many others, Betsy Jacaruso, Michael McGrath, Ruby Palmer and Ransome.


Exhibition Map

Top floor

Wall artists, left to right


Third floor

Wall artists, left to right


Second floor

Wall artists, left to right


Ground floor

Wall artists, left to right


*Ai creation in the style of this artist

All other non-sculptural pieces have ants added, either with glue or in Photoshop.

Museum of Art and Antiquities

Selections from the PermanANT Collection

Curated by Jennifer Breslin

Displayed in the Beaux Arts Museum of Antiquities and Arts, in the window at Winter Sun and Summer Moon, are works from ancient Egypt, Greece, Italy, Japan, the Americas and Africa, as well as tapestry, paintings, books, and sculpture from medieval times to the late 1700s.

Well known artists such as Vermeer, LeBrun, David, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Bosch, are featured. A special exhibit on anthill architecture is on show in the Great Hall.

Note: Unless otherwise indicated in the Museum brochures or above, the art has been ai-generated, digitally altered, or ant-retrofitted.”


Exhibition Map

4th Floor, Offices & Restoration Studios

3rd Floor Galleries, Medieval – Renaissance

  1. Middle Eastern Design, 1000
  2. French Tapestry, 1500
  3. Latin American Religious Art, 1600
  4. Book of Kells, 800s
  5. Illuminated Manuscripts, 1400s

2nd Floor Galleries, Renaissance

  1. Sofonisba Anguissola, 1600
  2. Primavera, edited, Botticelli, 1500
  3. Michelangelo, 1540
  4. Hand of God, edited, Michelangelo, 1512
  5. Ant Reading Letter, edited, Vermeer, 1657
  6. Jan Van Eyck, 1440

1st Floor Galleries, 16-18th Century

  1. Hieronymus Bosch, 1510
  2. Hieronymus Bosch 1510
  3. Vigee Le Brun, 1790
  4. Vigee Le Brun, 1780
  5. Jacques-Louis David, 1780
  6. Hans Holbein, 1520
  7. George Washington, Unknown

Great Hall

Building: Anthill Architecture

  1. Zaha Hadid, UK, 2015
  2. Steve Hol, Architect, Rhinebeck, 2023
  3. Maya Lin, Washington DC, 2005
  4. Frank Gehry, Los Angeles, 2000
  5. Antonio Gaudi, Barcelona, 1885
  6. Alma Siechoff-Buscher and Gropius, Bauhaus, 1925
  7. Julia Morgan, San Francisco, 1910
  8. American Farmhouse, Unknown, NY, 1880
  9. Banner: Egyptian Papyrus Fragment, ant builders, 1300BC

Women at the Helm

  1. Banner: Empress Suiko, ant added in, Japan, 330
  1. Pompei Fresco Fragment, Italy, 70
  2. Petroglyph Fragment, ants added in, Pueblo Tribe, New Mexico, 1300 13 Mayan Ant Sculpture, 250-900 14 Greek Mosaic Floor, Athens, 300
  3. African Ant Sculture, 1000

“Unless otherwise noted, images generated in Al

Buy A Star

Feed A Family

Our stars feed both the soul and the body!

Scavenger Hunt

Help the and find her colony!

Parking Spot Raffle

We all know how hard it is to park on Sinterklaas Day. Here is a chance to win your very own parking spot for December 2nd — all day and evening.

With Gratitude

This project is made possible, in part, through funding from Dutchess Tourism, Inc. and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

It's A Great Show!

Sinterklaas brings over 350 musicians, actors, magicians and other magical performers to town to entertain you!