“Between celebrating its 100th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of its newer space that houses its art galleries and workshops, the museum had another milestone worth honoring in mind — the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that landed humans on the moon for the first time . . . . “A Century of Lunar Photography and Beyond,” [looks] at 61 different images of the moon taken from as early as the 1840s through today.”
As part of our collaboration with Art Bridges, HRM Museum Educator Bridget McCormick, HRM Kress Interpretive Fellow Christian Stegall, and Yonkers-based spoken word artist Marcus John developed and facilitated a series of gallery experiences and workshops based on the four loaned paintings in Art and Identity.
Natalia Villota Montoya is one of twelve HRM Junior Docents who recently participated in a photography workshop organized with the Cooperstown Graduate Program and the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Inwood. Selections of their work are featured in Food for Thought: Teen Perspectives on Scarcity and Abundance, on view at the Museum through September 15. Read about Natalia’s experience with the workshop.
For the second year in a row, the Hudson River Museum was selected as a top Readers’ Pick in Westchester Magazine’s Best of Westchester 2019. For the first time the Museum has been named Best Tourist Attraction while also garnering Best Place for a Date Night (Other Than a Restaurant) in the Fun & Leisure category for the second year in a row.
“. . . the story of the Hudson River Museum (HRM) in its Centennial year is one of a museum returning to its roots in the community, broadly writ, recognizing that what ends up on its walls can reflect its audience at the same time that it provides deep learning experiences. It’s all about community enrichment and conversation.”
Yesterday, we had the pleasure of celebrating our fruitful partnership with Yonkers Public Schools Museum School 25 at an exhibition of student work at the school.
The Homelands exhibitions, which were presented throughout the 1930s and 40s, showcased the decorative arts and crafts of Ukrainian, Czechoslovakian, Assyrian, Armenian, Italian, Finnish, Polish, Scandinavian, and Chinese residents of Westchester County.
The HRM Presents Two Exhibitions This Summer that Explore Social Justice Issues and Equity in Representation
The Hudson River Museum is continuing a year of Centennial celebrations with the presentation of two special exhibitions, along with a roster of dynamic public programs, that celebrate diversity, community, and social justice issues. These exhibitions and programs demonstrate the Museum’s ongoing commitment to making our offerings more inclusive and representative of the communities we serve.