The Fund for HRM

The Fund for HRM: Expanding the View broadens the possibilities of what the Hudson River Museum will be in the twenty-first century, by increasing our reach, strengthening our impact, and creating relevant experiences that diverse audiences value.

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The Fund provides essential support for the Museum’s continued growth and leadership. It allows us to realize our vision to be a leading cultural institution in the region, and to serve as a model of excellence to all of our patrons, welcoming them, delighting them, and creating new learning opportunities on every visit.

Having celebrated the Museum’s 100th anniversary in 2019, we have a proven record of achievement and deeply compelling programming reflective of the cultural issues of our time. The Fund for HRM allows us to continue this work and expand the views in our galleries, on our walls, and for our visitors.

For additional information please contact Masha Turchinsky, Director and CEO, at

Collection Digitization

The HRM is proud to have been selected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a competitive $125,000 matching grant to digitize thousands of collection objects, with the goal to correct historical underrepresentation or erasure and ensure that our vibrant community’s history is accurately documented and accessible to all. By the end of 2025, the Museum will publish more than 8,000 collection images on our website—a staggering 4,300% increase in accessibility. All supporters who help us meet the match will be publicly listed as partners in this ambitious and transformative project.


Elizabeth Giddings with Younger Sister Mabelle at Hudson River Museum, ca. 1937. Digital gift of Karen Williamson, 2019.

Endowed Professional Positions and Programs

Endowed professional positions and programs contribute substantially to the mission and vision of the HRM. An endowment for key leadership positions—including the Director and CEO; Chair, Curatorial Department; and the Assistant Director, Education—ensures that HRM can attract and retain the best museum professionals in the country. Support of programs, such as our Junior Docent teen leadership program, allows the museum to expand its impact throughout our community.


Teaching Artist-in-Residence Jamel Robinson and Director and CEO Masha Turchinsky. Photo: Shane Samuels.

Art Collections Fund

This fund provides for the acquisitions of works of historic and contemporary American art to the collection that further reflect the diversity of our community, the issues of our times, and support local and emerging artists. Additionally, this fund supports the digitization of the collection to facilitate scholarly study, institutional loans, and ongoing preservation and conservation of significant works in the collection.


Derrick Adams (American, b. 1970). Self-Portrait on Float, 2019. Woodblock, gold leaf, collage (edition 10/50). Gift of Henry S. Hacker, by exchange, 2019 (2019.12). © Derrick Adams


Fund for Historic Preservation and Care

This fund supports the care of our Gilded Age home, Glenview, on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as our iconic 1969 brutalist building, the Amphitheater, the West Wing, and all the spaces where our community and expanding audience gather.


Photo: Yuliya Levit

Science and Sustainability Innovation Fund

This fund enriches our STEM programming and our commitment to educate our audiences about science, astronomy, climate change, and the history and ecology of the Hudson River through Hudson Riverama teaching gallery and the HRM Planetarium, the only public planetarium in Westchester County.


Photo: Yuliya Levit.

Naming Opportunities

Naming opportunities large and small have also been established throughout the Museum—ranging from seating in the HRM Courtyard to native and sustainable landscaping to dedicated collection or exhibition galleries. Opportunities also include distinguished program and exhibition sponsorships.


Rendering by Archimuse.

We are grateful for the opportunity to share our expanding views and to discuss The Fund for HRM with you. In all we do, we take our mission to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the arts, sciences, and history seriously.

We welcome further discussion. For additional information on ways to make an impact please contact Masha Turchinsky, Director and CEO, at