Director's Letters

Looking Back, Looking Forward—With You

As we take stock of a memorable year at the Hudson River Museum and prepare for the debut of our new West Wing in the first half of 2023, I am reminded yet again that we are a dynamic and resilient community.

A Rainstorm, a Hoodie, and an Open Door

Dear Friends of the HRM, Not long ago I stood up from the desk in my office and took a walk down to the lobby to check in with our security team and see how the day was going. It was pouring rain, one of those days when the sky just opens up. As we

Talk About an Entrance

Dear Friends of HRM, Talk about an entrance. The Hudson Valley is simply awash in golds, reds, and oranges. Fall has announced its bold arrival and here at Hudson River Museum, we’ve been preparing for the moment. We are proud to usher in the season with two compelling new exhibitions organized by the HRM that

Renew, Re-engage, Remember

We often equate spring with renewal, and with all that is happening at HRM, the association is fitting. Director and CEO Masha Turchinsky brings our attention to some important dates and exciting upcoming events.

A Month for Women, a World of Frida, a Museum for All

Dear Friends of the HRM, It’s always special for me to write about and experience the work of women artists, and ever more so during the month of March. A case in point: few artists captivate the world by first name alone. Frida is one of them. This season, and as part of Women’s History

Reasons for Joy and Reflection

As we round the corner of another year, and especially a year like 2021, it is worthwhile to take the opportunity to appreciate the people, places, and experiences that lift us up and fill us with positive anticipation.

The Power of Gratitude

Thank you for supporting us through memberships, gifts, and partnerships, and joining us to work with our community, including us in your conversations, and sometimes just checking in.

HRM Featured in The New York Times

Our entire team at HRM has been hard at work preparing for the season. It’s especially gratifying when that work is recognized by The New York Times!

Seeing What’s Always Been There

It is with this recognition that Black art and artists are overdue their rightful place in the arc of American art that the Hudson River Museum is proud to present African American Art in the 20th Century.

Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts

Please note the Museum will be closed on Saturday, June 19, to recognize Juneteenth. We will reopen on Sunday, June 20, and hope you will join us for our Juneteenth and Father’s Day workshop, a day of artistic expression, celebration of family, and community building led by artist Kay Douglas.