Currents

Reimagining Distance with Creative Cohesion

Beyond our walls, the Museum leadership and staff are hard at work, steadfast and committed to our mission to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, and history. We encourage you to stay connected to us through #MuseumFromHome.

HRM’s Response to COVID-19

In light of the escalating concerns over COVID-19, the declaration of a national emergency, and our deep concern for the safety and health of our staff and community, the Hudson River Museum will be closed to the public until further notice.

Thomas Cole: Evolutions from Crossing the Stream to Catskill Creek, New York

Collections Assistant Ivana Woodard reflects on the successive repetition found in Thomas Cole’s works on view in Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek, closing this Sunday, February 23.

Welcome Viridiana Garcia Choy as Manager, Youth and Family Programs

As Manager, Youth and Family Programs, Garcia Choy will be responsible for the award-winning Junior Docents, a teen leadership program at the HRM, and all family programs, designing and facilitating programming for access and outreach to build community engagement and provide a welcoming, comfortable, and inclusive environment for visitors of all ages.

Season’s Greetings . . . and an Rx for Self Care

According to a new medical study that was published this week in the British Medical Journal, visiting museums can increase your longevity. Indulge in some quality time at the HRM with those you hold dear, and give yourself the gift of self care during the holidays.

Welcome the Holidays with Victorian Decorations and Special Programs!

This year’s installation, which will be on view from November 29 through January 5, features garlands, baubles, and trees in each of the six period rooms, a table setting that incorporates Japanese decorative arts in the Dining Room, and new miniature decorations in Nybelwyck Hall Dollhouse.

Mourning in the Victorian Era and Glenview

During a time when infant mortality was high and doctors were unable to prevent the spread of disease, the act of mourning became a frequent and public affair—one that also spread to Glenview. A selection of the Museum’s collection of Victorian mourning items is on view through November 17.

The Goblins Are Back at Nybelwyck Hall

Nybelwyck Hall is decorated for the fall/Halloween season until Sunday, November 17. We are thrilled to partner with Darren T. Scala from D. Thomas Fine Miniatures, of Cold Spring, New York, and his minions of talented artists who have created a selection of seasonal miniatures to decorate this extraordinary dollhouse.

A Letter to Future Junior Docents

Junior Docent Program Alumna Kathleen Leite, Class of 2019, writes a heartfelt letter to potential and future Junior Docents.

Women Make History With First All-Female Space Walk

This morning, two astronauts donned spacesuits and stepped outside the International Space Station to make repairs. While the task was routine, the participants were not; this was the first time both astronauts on a spacewalk were women. Planetarium Manager Marc Taylor reflects on this historic moment.