Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum Explore American art from 19th c–today; Glenview—a historic home; & #Westchester's only public Planetarium. FREE parking #JamesMcElhinney #JanelleLynch #SelfIntheCity
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The Hudson River Museum is the largest cultural institution in Westchester County and a multidisciplinary complex that draws its identity from its site on the banks of the Hudson River, seeking to broaden the cultural horizons of all its visitors. The Museum collections focus on 19th-century through contemporary American Art; Glenview, an 1876 house on the National Register of Historic Places; Hudson Riverama, an environmental teaching gallery; a state-of-the-art, 120-seat planetarium, and a 400-seat outdoor amphitheater. It presents exhibitions, programs, teaching initiatives, research, collection, preservation, and conservation – a wide range of activities that interpret its collections, interests and communities.

Just a few hours left to donate to HRM's Annual Fund! Thank you to everyone who has given so far. Help us continue to ed...
12/31/2019

Just a few hours left to donate to HRM's Annual Fund! Thank you to everyone who has given so far. Help us continue to educate students and build community by contributing to our 2019 Annual Fund by midnight TONIGHT. Every donation is appreciated! Please DONATE NOW at http://ow.ly/nPaQ50xKOTX

#HRMEducation #HRMPlanetarium #HRM100

Come explore why Life on the Hudson says James McElhinney's pocket-size panoramas in "Discover the Hudson Anew" and Jane...
12/31/2019
Senses of Scale — Life on the Hudson

Come explore why Life on the Hudson says James McElhinney's pocket-size panoramas in "Discover the Hudson Anew" and Janelle Lynch Photography's large-format photographs in "Another Way of Looking At Love" complement each other so well.

Then pair the exhibitions with a tour of Thomas Cole's masterworks of Catskill Creek for a survey of Hudson Valley landscapes!

#ThomasColesRefrain #CatskillCreek #HudsonAnew #JamesMcElhinney #JanelleLynch #AnotherWayofLookingAtLove #HudsonValley

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YONKERS, NY — James McElhinney made an apt comparison between his paintings and Janelle Lynch’s photos prior to the opening reception for their parallel exhibitions at the Hudson River Museum. “Janelle engages intimate moments on a monumental scale and I look at monumental space on an intimate...

TODAY is the last chance to make a tax-deductible donation in 2019 to the HRM’s Annual Fund! In 2019, we celebrated 100 ...
12/31/2019

TODAY is the last chance to make a tax-deductible donation in 2019 to the HRM’s Annual Fund!

In 2019, we celebrated 100 years of engaging, inspiring, and connecting diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, and history. Now, we need your support to continue to thrive in 2020. Help HRM continue to educate school groups, develop the young leaders of tomorrow, showcase diversity in our exhibitions, and more! Every contribution counts.

Please DONATE NOW at http://ow.ly/gW4D50xK2Hq

#HRM100 #HRMEducation #HRMFamilies

Photo by Jamie Kay MacKenzie

HRM will be closed on New Year's Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2020. We will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020, from 12-5...
12/30/2019

HRM will be closed on New Year's Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2020. We will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020, from 12-5pm. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2020!

Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash

Reminder: It's your LAST CHANCE to Be a STAR by donating to the HRM's Annual Fund! In recognition of gifts of $250 or mo...
12/30/2019

Reminder: It's your LAST CHANCE to Be a STAR by donating to the HRM's Annual Fund! In recognition of gifts of $250 or more, the HRM will prominently display a Star of the Century with your name on it at the Museum.

It’s a stellar way to support our Education Programs, which provide students with hands-on learning in science, art, history, and critical thinking.

Donate today at hrm.org/support

#HRMEducation #StarOfTheCentury

Reminder: Join us TODAY at 3pm for The Tribe and the River, a performance by Turtle to Turtle, members of the Ramapough ...
12/29/2019

Reminder: Join us TODAY at 3pm for The Tribe and the River, a performance by Turtle to Turtle, members of the Ramapough Lunaape Nation. Their descendants were the First Peoples to live in the Hudson Valley and you can learn about their history and relationship to the Hudson River through stories, artifacts, music, and drumming. Free with general admission. Learn more http://ow.ly/751M50xJsOZ

#HudsonValley #Ramapough #HRM100

“Sunset, View on the Catskill” was the first Catskill Creek painting that Thomas Cole created after returning from Europ...
12/28/2019

“Sunset, View on the Catskill” was the first Catskill Creek painting that Thomas Cole created after returning from Europe in 1833. He sold it to a New York City dry goods dealer named Luman Reed, who shared with Cole a “mutual delight” in the landscape.

Cole recreated the scene in two subsequent paintings. They all included the figure of a rower, an assortment of enigmatic human and animal figures, and Blackhead Mountain in the background against salmon-colored skies.

Come see this and the other masterpieces in “Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek.” Organized with the Thomas Cole National Historic Site , the exhibition features new scholarship from curator H. Daniel Peck, the John Guy Vassar, Jr., Professor Emeritus of English at Vassar College. Learn more at https://www.hrm.org/exhibitions/thomas-coles-refrain/

#ThomasColesRefrain #CatskillCreek #HudsonRiver #ThomasColeUpClose

Image: Thomas Cole, Sunset, View on the Catskill, 1833 (detail). New-York Historical Society, Gift of the New York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1858.44

West Point is famous for being the home of the elite United States Military Academy, but you may not know that it has al...
12/27/2019

West Point is famous for being the home of the elite United States Military Academy, but you may not know that it has also figured prominently in many artists’ imaginations. “A casual observer might fail to realize that what they behold is not just a scenic vista, but a key location in American history -- a center of science, technology, and art, traversed by a waterway,” painter and historian James McElhinney notes about his work, "West Point from Garrison’s Landing."

Fort Putnam played an important strategic role dating back to the American Revolution. Today’s U.S. Military Academy was founded as an engineering school in 1802. Cadets learned mapmaking and averaged two to three hours of daily drawing instruction supervised by artists. Fort Putnam also served as the inspiration for the Hudson River School, when Thomas Cole painted a view of it in 1826 and later became a magnet for other artists as well.

Come explore the historical echoes between McElhinney’s pocket-sized watercolors in “Discover the Hudson Anew” and the majestic landscapes “Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek.” The exhibitions are on view until 2/16 and 2/23 respectively. Learn more http://ow.ly/s5VP50xIS93

#JamesMcElhinney #HudsonAnew #ThomasColesRefrain #CatskillCreek #HudsonRiver #HRM100

Image: James L. McElhinney. West Point from Garrison’s Landing (detail), 2017. From Hudson Highlands. North River Suite Volume One. Courtesy the artist

Fashion was an important part of celebrating the holidays during the Victorian era. As you can learn from a visit to our...
12/27/2019

Fashion was an important part of celebrating the holidays during the Victorian era. As you can learn from a visit to our historic home of Glenview and the beautiful items we have on display for the season, taxidermy was a new science at the time and can be seen through both its fashion and decorative arts.

Fans were also an important accessory for women, dating back to even before Victorian times. They were considered status symbols that had an entire language dedicated to them. For example, how a woman held a fan, at what angle, and how fast she fanned herself all carried different meanings. Hairpins, meanwhile, doubled as self-defense.

Come see and learn about these beautiful pieces and their significance firsthand with a tour of Glenview. Free with general admission. Learn more at http://ow.ly/kfMt50xIM28

#HRMHolidays #GildedAge #Victorian #fashion #HRM100 #Glenview

There’s fun for the whole family today at the HRM! Join us from 12-5 for School's Out, Stars Are In! (SOSI). With Bank o...
12/27/2019

There’s fun for the whole family today at the HRM! Join us from 12-5 for School's Out, Stars Are In! (SOSI). With Bank of America's NEW Museums on Us! Week, you can get one free adult admission with a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card.

Take in one of our FREE planetarium shows, make a snow globe or scented snowman in a workshop, explore our beautiful landscape exhibitions, and see how the Victorians for festive for the holidays. Also sponsored by Con Edison and Domino Sugar Yonkers. Learn more at https://www.hrm.org/events/schools-out-stars-are-in-sosi/

#HRMHolidays #HRMFamilies #HRMPlanetarium #HRMFamilies

Artists are often influenced by writers and philosophers, but it's not often you hear about one inspired by their vet. B...
12/27/2019

Artists are often influenced by writers and philosophers, but it's not often you hear about one inspired by their vet. But Janelle Lynch Photography writes about her work "Dr. Spector Precision" that in moving her camera, tripod, lens, and herself millimeters for what seemed like hours to capture the points of connection at the top of some thistle, the vet who had performed a difficult surgery on her beloved Golden Retriever was on her mind.

“I kept thinking about how Dr. Spector must have summoned his patience, perseverance, and exactitude in seeing and handling his tools, in addition to his medical knowledge to save Gracie’s life the prior week,” Lynch writes. “If he could do that extraordinary feat, I could summon the same qualities and make the photograph.”

Come witness that artistic precision up close at our exhibition of Lynch’s work, “Another Way of Looking at Love.” The show closes February 16. Learn more http://ow.ly/TRhg50xIlRF

#JanelleLynch #AnotherWayofLookingatLove #HudsonRiver #HRM100

Image: Janelle Lynch. Dr. Spector Precision, 2016 (detail). Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist.

After Kelly Jakab-Muller’s second year of teaching science at the nearby Riverside High School for Engineering and Desig...
12/26/2019

After Kelly Jakab-Muller’s second year of teaching science at the nearby Riverside High School for Engineering and Design, she looked across the schoolyard to the HRM's Planetarium dome and thought, “I need to take my students there!”

Now a 15-year teacher in Yonkers Public Schools, Jakab-Muller says that visiting the HRM helps to bring science to life for her students. The winner of a 2019 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, she says that the HRM feels like a partner as she leads her students through the science curriculum. Her 9th graders’ favorite classroom for Earth Science? HRM’s Planetarium!

“They can touch, feel, visualize and hear it surrounding them,” she says. “I can show students new ways to see the world, and open their eyes to opportunities they weren't aware of before.”

Donate to HRM’s Annual Fund by December 31 and help students like the ones at Riverside High School bring science to life. DONATE HERE: http://ow.ly/DYqy50xH6lw

Thanks, Life on the Hudson, for highlighting the best way to take in our latest exhibition, "Thomas Cole's Refrain: The ...
12/26/2019
Cole Counterclockwise — Life on the Hudson

Thanks, Life on the Hudson, for highlighting the best way to take in our latest exhibition, "Thomas Cole's Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek."

#ThomasColesRefrain #CatskillCreek #HudsonRiver #HRM100

YONKERS, NY — To best appreciate the new Thomas Cole exhibition at the Hudson River Museum, it helps to circle the gallery counterclockwise, starting at the entrance. Titled “Thomas Cole’s Refrain,” the exhibition consists of two paintings from the 1820s on the first wall, three from the 183...

Did you know that visiting museums may help you live longer? Just another great reason to bring the family to the HRM fo...
12/26/2019

Did you know that visiting museums may help you live longer? Just another great reason to bring the family to the HRM for Schools Out, Stars Are In (SOSI)!

This Thursday & Friday, Dec. 26 and 27, we’re open from 12-5pm, with FREE planetarium shows, a trio of breathtaking exhibitions of the Hudson River Valley, art and science workshops, a new display of historic baseball cards, tours of the beautiful holiday decorations in Glenview, and more! Find out more at http://ow.ly/sKiq50xI37Z

SOSI is sponsored by Con Edison.

Merry Christmas from all of us at the Hudson River Museum!#HRMHolidays #HRMFamilies #HRM100 Image: Gifford Beal. Sleddin...
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas from all of us at the Hudson River Museum!

#HRMHolidays #HRMFamilies #HRM100

Image: Gifford Beal. Sledding, 1918. Watercolor and graphite on paper. Gift of The Estate of Gifford Beal, Courtesy of Kraushaar Galleries, New York. Collection of the Hudson River Museum (2015.04.11)

SOMEBODY's excited to see Santa! Happy Christmas Eve to all who celebrate.#HRMHolidays #HRMFamilies #ThroughOurEyes #Yon...
12/24/2019

SOMEBODY's excited to see Santa! Happy Christmas Eve to all who celebrate.

#HRMHolidays #HRMFamilies #ThroughOurEyes #Yonkers

Image: Bundle of Christmas Joy. Photographer: Unknown. n.d. Digital scan of B&W photograph. Digital gift of Luther V. Garrison III, 2019

Learn about the customs of the Ramapough Lunaape Nation this Sunday, December 29, at 3pm!  The HRM sits on traditional l...
12/23/2019

Learn about the customs of the Ramapough Lunaape Nation this Sunday, December 29, at 3pm! The HRM sits on traditional lands of the Leni Lenape, the First Peoples to inhabit the lower Hudson Valley. Take part in a performance by Nation members "Turtle to Turtle" and learn about their history and relationship to the Hudson River.

“We teach dances, songs, and tell stories that were handed down to us from our elders, and teach how to make our arts and crafts,” organizer Tony Moon Hawk Langhorn says. Free with general admission. Learn more http://ow.ly/Dgzw50xH0pi

#HRMFamilies #HRMEducation #HRMMusic

When Brian Dore was in third grade, it was a big deal for the eight- year-old to walk up the driveway of Museum School 2...
12/23/2019

When Brian Dore was in third grade, it was a big deal for the eight- year-old to walk up the driveway of Museum School 25 and cross the lawn to the HRM, but it planted the seeds for his future.

During junior high, Dore was recommended to become one of the first Junior Docents at the Hudson River Museum. He soon discovered his history with the Museum dated back further than he knew. To Dore’s surprise, while leading a tour of "Next Stop Westchester," an exhibition about railroads in Westchester County, he discovered images of the Victorian home he grew up in featured in the show.

Dore built his career at the HRM, from internships all the way up to Deputy Manager of Operations. “HRM filled me with self-confidence, determination and a willingness to think outside of the box,” Dore says. “It helped guide my studies and shape my career.” Now the Financial Controller at the New Museum in New York City, Dore also teaches Management Accounting at Mercy College.

Help future Junior Docents thrive like Dore did by giving to HRM’s Annual Fund by December 31! DONATE NOW http://ow.ly/ImaO50xGYwb

Join us TODAY for School’s Out, Star’s Are In! (SOSI). From 12-5pm, we’ve got #FREE planetarium shows and art and scienc...
12/23/2019

Join us TODAY for School’s Out, Star’s Are In! (SOSI). From 12-5pm, we’ve got #FREE planetarium shows and art and science workshops, where families can make snow globes or robotic space ornaments.

Explore our trio of stunning exhibitions with works by #ThomasCole #JamesMcElhinney and #JanelleLynch, which celebrate the landscape of the Hudson River Valley. Take in the beautiful holiday decorations in our historic home, #Glenview. And check out our collection of trading cards of baseball greats from the New York Yankees, Giants, and Dodgers during the 1910s!

Can’t make it today? SOSI continues on Thursday and Friday this week! SOSI is sponsored by Con Edison. Learn more http://ow.ly/NpPm50xGObf

#HRMFamilies #HRMHolidays #ThomasColesRefrain #CatskillCreek #HudsonAnew #AnotherWayofLookingatLove

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a neighborhood museum. But that’s just what the Elder family found in the Hudson Ri...
12/22/2019

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a neighborhood museum. But that’s just what the Elder family found in the Hudson River Museum when they moved to Yonkers from Brooklyn five years ago.

“That's how HRM feels to us because we live right up the hill,” Nina Elder says. “In about five minutes, we can walk from our house to the museum and get a wide range of experiences: awesome art exhibits for grown-ups, planetarium shows for all, projects for kids of all ages, concerts in the summer. It's such an amazing resource!”

Help the HRM thrive, offering activities to develop young minds like Gus’! Donate to the HRM Annual Fund by December 31 at http://ow.ly/Xrh550xGdaH

Image: Gus with Kahiem Archer Art, who created a portrait of him that hangs in the Elders' living room

Artist Thomas Cole was an early proponent of protecting the land, but he also incorporated industry into his landscapes....
12/22/2019

Artist Thomas Cole was an early proponent of protecting the land, but he also incorporated industry into his landscapes. Cole viewed the textile mills of his native England as destructive to the environment, but in “Mill Dam on Catskill Creek,” which he completed in 1841, Cole included a mill along Catskill Creek. He suggests industry can co-exist with pastoral life by including a fisherman in the picturesque image.

Come consider the deeper meanings in Cole’s landscapes by exploring "Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek." The exhibition gathers masterworks from museums and private collections around the country for the first time as a series.

“Thomas Cole’s Refrain” is organized by the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in association with the Hudson River Museum and features new insights into Cole’s work from curator H. Daniel Peck, the John Guy Vassar, Jr., Professor Emeritus of English at Vassar College. Learn more about the show http://ow.ly/T0sH50xGbyH

#ThomasColesRefrain #CatskillCreek #ThomasColeUpClose #HRM100

Image: Thomas Cole. Mill Dam on Catskill Creek, 1841. Oil on canvas, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH. Bequest of Henry Melville Fuller, 2002.20.19

The HRM wishes a Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate the Festival of Lights! This handmade quilt by Jewish folk artist #...
12/22/2019

The HRM wishes a Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate the Festival of Lights! This handmade quilt by Jewish folk artist #AdolphSchermer is made of silk satin, edged in beige velvet with black satin appliques to form a decorative pattern. The quilt also features a reversed American flag within a Star of David.

The HRM has lent the quilt out for several important exhibitions, including at The Jewish Museum in New York City, the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, and the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago.

#HRMHolidays #HRMCollection #HRMFamilies #HRM100 #Hanukkah #festivaloflights

Image: Adolph Schermer, Pieced Sampler Quilt, c. 1887, Silk, cotton, batting, 57 x 71 3/4 in. Gift of Miss Lillie Schermer, 70.87.1

Join us TODAY at 3:30pm for our environmentally focused Book Club: Let's Talk About Place and Story. Come discuss excerp...
12/21/2019

Join us TODAY at 3:30pm for our environmentally focused Book Club: Let's Talk About Place and Story. Come discuss excerpts from #DianeWilson's "An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos and Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas."

Led by environmental educator Troy Thompson, the series focuses on the complicated relationship Americans have with their natural surroundings. Reading materials are provided; free with general admission. This program is made possible through the support of Humanities New York 's Reading and Discussion Program.

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511 Warburton Ave
Yonkers, NY
10701

The Hudson River Museum is accessible by Metro North, Yonkers or Glenview Stations, by Beeline Bus Route 1 (Warburton Avenue at Shonnard Terrace), by car, via the Saw Mill River Parkway. Make your visit a one-day Getaway, and get a combined rail and admission discount ticket with Metro-North Deals and Getaways.

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Thursday 12:00 - 17:00
Friday 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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