Currents

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.

A Global Guest Who Inspires: António Guterres, Secretary-General of the UN, Visits the HRM

On Sunday, September 29, we were thrilled and honored to welcome António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, to the HRM. We at the Museum find great inspiration in his tireless dedication to confronting climate change, advancing gender and educational equity, and promoting social justice around the globe.

Visualizing Climate Change—A Tall Order

It’s Climate Week NYC and hundreds of political leaders, activists, and representatives of various nations have gathered at the UN to address climate change. It’s also FridaysForFuture, and millions are again marching in a climate strike around the world. At the HRM, we visualized climate change over time by printing out an illustration by Randall Munroe of XKCD.