Wednesdays-Sundays 1 & 3pm
Join your dedicated guide and visit Glenview’s restored 19th-century rooms, furnishing, and works of art in the context of Westchester during Civil War times
Talk & Tour: A Professional’s Perspective
The Photographer’s Eye with Richard Halevy
Saturday, April 29, 2pm
Explore the formal elements of Josephine Douet’s photographs with Yonkers photographer Richard Halevy ─her technique, including composition, light, and color palette.
Led by Artist Ellen Hopkins Fountain
En Plein Air
Sunday, April 30, 12 - 2pm
One of the hallmarks of Andrew Wyeth's work is empathy for the subjects he depicted, as seen in his paintings of Chadds Ford and the Brandywine Valley. His paintings convey his deep roots and love for this place. In this workshop, participants will paint the museum’s surroundings en plein air, capturing its ‘sense of place’ from a personal perspective. There will be a demonstration by Ellen Hopkins Fountain, in watercolor, of her own personal place. Then participants will work on their own paintings, with guidance from the artist. Geared toward adults. Some painting experience suggested. Reserve your place:firstname.lastname@example.org Non-members $8; Members $4
First Sundays Gallery Tour
Sunday, May 7, 1pm
Museum docents lead a tour of Red Grooms: The Blue and The Gray and Lincoln on the Hudson.
Lincoln Portrayed & Songs and Stories of the Civil War
Sunday, May 7
1 & 3pm
Actor-storyteller Lou Del Bianco portrays Lincoln as Civil War President, frontiersman and storyteller. Lincoln’s values… honesty, love of family, thirst for education, sense of justice, and perseverance shine through this dynamic new presentation, which includes historical quotations. A 45-minute interactive dramatic program that is great for all ages.
2 & 4pm
On hammered and mountain dulcimers, guitar and penny whistle, balladeer Linda Russell presents the New York experience of the Civil War with popular songs heard around Union campfires to ballads sung in parlors back home. She intersperses her music with excerpts from diaries and letters.
Arts in the Afternoon
Yonkers and Glenview Landscapes and People of the Gilded Age
Wednesday, May 10
Tour of Glenview: 3pm
Yonkers photographers took photos of their city and its people with the then new Kodak cameras in the 1890s. See these vintage images with Curator Laura Vookles.
Drop In & Draw
Led by Madge Scott
The Basics of Composition
Saturday, May 13, 2 - 4pm
Find your inner artist and take part in informal sketching in the Museum galleries. Join Dobbs Ferry artist Madge Scott for a lesson in the basics of composition. Draw on subjects found in the Museum’s galleries, collections, and exhibitions. Materials provided.
Suitable for all levels of expertise.
A Lens on Photography
Led by Photographer John Maggiotto
Sunday, May 14, 1:30pm
Workshop in which participants create their own photographs using this historic method.
Drop In & Draw
Led by Renaldo Barnette
Sunday, May 21, 12 - 2pm
Find your inner artist and take part in informal sketching in the museum galleries. Join Renaldo Barnette, Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology Design Department artist for a lesson on fashion drawing. Draw on subjects found in the Museum’s galleries, collections, and exhibitions. Materials provided.
No experience necessary! Suitable for all levels of expertise.