A Day Worth Waiting For: HRM Reopens to the Public Tomorrow!

Dear Friends of the HRM,

At long last, the Hudson River Museum is reopening to the public this Saturday, July 25. We are so excited to welcome you back. I cannot say it enough—we have missed you. Your participation in our virtual programs, your notes, and your inquiries about our opening date gave us the encouragement to keep moving forward.

After so many difficult months when we could not gather together, we are thrilled to offer you the joyous experience of our current exhibitions: Derrick Adams: Buoyant and Adams’ We Came to Party and Plan. Our permanent collections require your attention in Collection Spotlight: Derrick Adams Selects and Self in the City: Highlights from the Collections of the HRM and Art Bridges, while Frances Hynes: Constellations invites you to think about your place in the cosmos. What visit to the HRM is complete without a stop in The Bookstore by Red Grooms or a tranquil landscape painting by Jasper Cropsey? The Museum Courtyard will be open, and visitors are invited to enjoy the lawn by bringing their own mat or blanket.

The safety of our visitors and staff are our top priority, so many new protocols and precautions are now in place.

  • Advanced reservation and timed-entry tickets are required.
  • We are strictly limiting capacity to 40 visitors at a time.
  • Visitors and staff are required to wear face masks, adhere to social-distancing guidelines, and follow a set, one-way route through the Museum.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the outstanding team at the HRM who worked cross-departmentally and from every facet of this organization to create a plan that not only aligns with New York State and CDC guidelines, but also makes you feel comfortable. Our reopening is the product of their teamwork, dedication, and skills. Learn more at hrm.org/visit.

It’s not summer along the Hudson without our Summer Amphitheater Series and we have an excellent season in store. This year performances will be on Saturday evenings from August 1 to September 19, with limited-capacity, socially distanced seating for a maximum of 50 attendees. All performances are free, however reservations will be required this year to ensure your safety. Tickets go on sale the Tuesday prior to each Saturday performance. First up is the Latin Grammy Award–winning bassist and composer Pedro Giraudo in Tango Night on Saturday, August 1.

Thank you for being a vital part of the Hudson River Museum. Your presence makes us come alive. It’s because of supporters like you that the HRM can reopen our doors and serve as a place to engage, inspire, and connect our community. I look forward to seeing you in person soon!

Warm regards,

Masha Turchinsky
Director and CEO