ART & HISTORY


WHAT'S ON VIEW

Walks with Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond
October 7, 2017–January 21, 2018

Discover paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs of landscapes from the 19th century to today, from the sublime to the picturesque. Observe how the featured artists focused on different natural elements to tell stories about their surroundings.

The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded Age Glamour
February 10–May 13, 2018

The Victorian aesthetic is alive and well in the paintings, sculptures, and costumes of contemporary artists, whose elaborate works will be displayed throughout the Museum and in our Gilded Age home, Glenview. Be dazzled by a selection of exuberant objects that draw upon nature, fantasy, and domestic space.

Permanent Collection
View depictions of everyday life and historic moments in panoramic landscapes, revealing portraits, and The Bookstore, Red Grooms’ site-specific installation.

Glenview
Explore the interior of Glenview, our state-of-the-art Gilded age historic home, through the objects, art, and décor of its Great Hall, Sitting Room, Parlor, Dining Room, and Ebony Library.

Nybelwyck Hall
Encounter a larger-than-life dollhouse whose architectural style mimics homes along the Hudson, and whose miniature inhabitants tell an intricate story of a pivotal moment in their lives.

1-HOUR TOURS

Walks with Artists Tour
Pre-K–Grade 12, adult

Observe classic landscape elements (water, trees, terrain, and sky) in works on view, and reflect upon our relationship to the environment: how we navigate through it, how we are in sync with it, and how we disrupt it.

The Neo-Victorians Tour
Pre-K–Grade 12, adult

The Victorian aesthetic is alive and well in the paintings, sculptures, and costumes of contemporary artists, whose elaborate works will be displayed throughout the Museum and in our Gilded Age home, Glenview. Be dazzled by a selection of exuberant objects that draw upon nature, fantasy, and domestic space.

Highlights Tour
Pre-K–Grade 12, adult

Learn about a selection of works on view in the Permanent Collection Galleries and Glenview.

The Gilded Age Upon the Hudson
Pre-K–Grade 12, adult

Travel back in time to 1876 and discover Glenview’s restored rooms, paintings, and furnishings.

Shapes and Patterns
Pre-K–Grade 3

Explore the motifs and patterns of Glenview’s architecture and interior design.

Portraiture: People and Places in Time
Pre-K–Grade 12, adult

In the Permanent Collection Galleries and Glenview, learn about the art of portraiture and discover what it can reveal about a subject.

Dreamy Landscapes
Pre-K–Grade 12, adult

Take a closer look at works by Hudson River School artists and learn about the elements of landscape painting.

Myth Making
Grades 2–12, adult

Discover the figures depicted in Glenview that tell timeless tales of gods and heroes.

2-HOUR TOUR + WORKSHOP COMBINATIONS

Walks with Artists
Pre-K–Grade 12, adult

Tour: Walks with Artists
Workshop: Bring the outside in and design your own landscape collage using natural texture rubbings.

THE NEO-VICTORIANS
Pre-K–Grade 12, adult

Tour: The Neo-Victorians
Workshop: Construct your own “Neo-Victorian” wallpaper using imagery from nature and your imagination.

PORTRAITURE
Pre-K–Grade 12, adult

Tour: Portraiture: People and Places in Time
Workshop: Sketch a self-portrait using fine art materials.

LANDSCAPES
Pre-K–Grade 12, adult

Tour: Dreamy Landscapes
Workshop: Design your own landscape using watercolor paint.

Shapes and Patterns
Pre-K–Grade 3

Tour: Shapes and Patterns
Workshop: Create your own patterns inspired by Glenview’s interior design.

Myth Making
Grades 2–12, adult

Tour: Myth Making
Workshop: Invent and illustrate your own myth inspired by works in the Museum’s collection and beyond.

The Gilded Age
Grades 4–12, adult

Tour: The Gilded Age Upon the Hudson
Workshop: Make art drawn from the leisure activities of Victorian youth.