Stamped from the Beginning with Ibram X. Kendi   1:30 pm

Wednesday, March 15


Award-winning historian Kendi sheds much-needed light on the murky history of racist ideas in American society. In his book Stamped from the Beginning, he offers the tools to expose them and gives us reason to hope. He draws his presentation from the book’s chapters on Reconstruction and slavery.

“In Stamped From the Beginning, [The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America], Kendi’s engrossing and relentless intellectual history of prejudice in America, almost everyone is some kind of racist, whether wielding a whip or unfurling a protest banner.”
                                                                                 The Washington Post, April 15, 2016

An assistant professor of African American History at the University of Florida,
Ibram X. Kendi’s writings keep him at the top of the media, appearing in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Huffington Post, The Root, and more. A popular and frequent speaker, Kendi asserts that studying the racist ideas entrenched in our society will enable us to develop a more equitable America.

Civil War programs are supported, in part, by a generous grant from Wells Fargo

  SUNDAY SCHOLAR SERIES: The Civil War and the American Spirit   2 pm

March 19

How to Get Away with the Truth:
Sojourner Truth, Race, Religion and Gender in 19th-century AmericaGault
with Dr. Erika D. Gault

From reality TV shows like Love & Basketball to Shonda Rhimes’ hit How to Get Away With Murder, media representations of Black women have been complex. Gault, poet, minister, and historian, explores how Black women use language and their own bodies to speak truthfully about race, religion, and gender in America.

History, religion, and poetry are all Erika Gault’s interests and link every facet of her work. Earning her Ph.D. from the University of New York at Buffalo, she is now an ordained minister and an Assistant Professor of History and Religion at Hilbert College, where she focuses on urban black life today and how we perceive it in spoken word and on TV — a natural field for Gault, who among her many accomplishments placed first in the 2012 Toronto International Poetry Slam.

Civil War programs are supported, in part, by a generous grant from Wells Fargo

This program, free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Public Scholars program.

  arts in the afternoon

Lifelong Learning for Adults
Wednesdays,    1:30 pm
Guided tour: Wyeth Wonderland 3 pm

RomeroMarch 8
Urban Landscape as Studio
Artists inspire Sally Apfelbaum. What does an artist look like? Can we see talent in his face or stance? What does the camera reveal about the person behind the smile?  Apfelbaum invited a diverse group of artists to join her photography portrait project All the Artists in the World and took them out of their usual studio settings and placed them in the natural light of a garden. See the exciting results!

Red Grooms. Lincoln on the
, 2016, detail

April 19
Red Hot, Cool Pop

A mid-20th century cabal of artists known for coolness— Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist —defined Pop Art. But what about the famous Pop Artist Red Grooms whose work gives off warmth? Bart Bland, Director of Lehman College Art Gallery, takes you on a tour of Grooms’ bright and inviting 3-D, multi-media sculptures from Ruckus Manhattan (1975) to Lincoln on the Hudson (2016).
TOUR: Red Grooms: The Blue and The Gray and Lincoln on the Hudson


Emily Trevor outdoors with her nieces Kate and Emily. Photo John Bond Trevor. Courtesy of Bronson Trevor, III, 1905, detail

May 10
Annual Glenview Talk and Reception

Program, Sweet Treats, and Glenview Tour

Yonkers and Glenview Landscapes and People of the Gilded Age
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

Saturdays, 2 - 4 pm
Sundays, 12 - 2 pm

Find your inner artist! No experience necessary!
Suitable for all levels of expertise! Sketch in the museum galleries!

Join professional artists – when you like and for as long as you like – for a series of workshops on the elements of drawing. Draw on the Museum’s galleries, collections, and exhibitions. Materials provided. Different artists. A different focus every time. 
For example:

  • the elements of drawing 
  • the basics of composition
  • still life
  • portraiture
  • figure drawing
  • fashion drawing


De La Cruz
Leonardo I. De La Cruz. Self Portrait

Saturday, March 11
The Elements of Drawing
with Yonkers artist Leonardo I. De La Cruz

Sunday, March 19
with Dobbs Ferry artist Madge Scott

Saturday, April 8
Still Life
with Leonardo I. De La Cruz

Madge Scott. Drawing 2

Sunday, April 16
Figure Drawing
with Renaldo Barnette
Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology Design Department

Saturday, May 13
The Basics of Composition
with Madge Scott

Sunday, May 21
Fashion Drawing
with Renaldo Barnette


  A SENSE OF PLACE: Watercolor Workshops with artist Ellen Hopkins Fountain

Space is limited. To reserve your place:
Participation Fee: Non-members $8; Members $4
Some painting experience required

Sunday, April 2
2 - 4 pm
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 from photographs they provide that show their own 'sense of place' - perhaps their home,or where they grew up.  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.

Sunday, April 30
12 - 2 pm
In this workshop, participants will paint the museum’s surroundings en plein air, capturing its ‘sense of place’ from a personal perspective.

  A lens on Photography

Sundays  1:30 pm



Bring your camera/cell phone and take part in learning and practicing photographic techniques in the historical and aesthetic contexts of our exhibitions with Hastings-on-Hudson photographer John Maggiotto.




March 12
A Sense of Place: Joséphine Douet’s Photography Techniques

Lively discussion of Douet’s photographs and Andrew Wyeth’s watercolors (both on view in Wyeth Wonderland), followed by a hands-on session: composition, perspective, light, and developing a “sense of place” at the Museum.

March 26
America’s First Photographers: How They Took Pictures and How We Take Them Today

How fast could a photo of a Civil War battle scene get into a newspaper in 1864? How fast can a war photo be posted online today? Compare the photographs and working methods of Civil War photographers Mathew Brady, Andrew Gardner, and Timothy O’Sullivan to photographers working in our time.

April 9
It’s All about Light
Workshop about composition using directional light

May 14
Camera Obscura
Workshop in which participants will create their own photographs using this historic method

  PERFORMANCE: The Power of Song

DJ NessdigitalSunday, March 26
4 pm

The Power of Song
An historic and contemporary music mash-up from: Dutchess Antislavery Singers, an a cappella chorus; Souls United of the Hudson Valley, an interfaith gospel choir; and DJ Nessdigital, who spins sounds of all genres, bringing the conversation about social justice and civil rights from the 19th century to the present day.


First Sundays Gallery Tour   1 pm
Led by Museum Docents
March 5   
Wyeth Wonderland: Photographer Joséphine Douet Envisions Andrew Wyeth’s World
April 2
Wyeth Wonderland: Photographer Joséphine Douet Envisions Andrew Wyeth’s World
May 7
Red Grooms: The Blue and The Gray, Lincoln on the Hudson

Glenview in the Aftermath of the Civil War

Wednesdays-Sundays   1 & 3 pm
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

NEW! Saturday Spotlight Tours

Led by Museum Guides
February 18       2 & 4 pm
Look at African Americans in the Civil War
March 11           2 & 4 pm
Look at women in the Civil War in the Red Grooms' Civil War Exhibitions
March 18           2 & 4 pm
Tour Glenview. Focus on the place role of women in Victorian society

NEW! Talk & Tour: A Professional’s Perspective

Explore Wyeth Wonderland from the perspectives of artists and Museum professionals

Josephine DouetSaturday, February 25
     2 pm in English; 3 pm in French
The Artist’s Eye
with Joséphine Douet

Saturday, March 25     2 pm
The Curator’s Eye
with Laura Vookles, Chair, Curatorial Dept.

Saturday, April 29     2 pm
The Photographer’s Eye
with photographer Richard Halevy