HRM Collection & Exhibitions

In addition to the 40+ exhibitions and 140+ collection highlights featured on our website, dive in and rediscover the Museum’s special exhibitions and permanent collection with these online resources.


Radical Recreation: A Conversation with Derrick Adams and Alison Rose Jefferson
On Sunday, June 14, 2020, artist Derrick Adams and historian Alison Rose Jefferson, M.H.C., Ph.D., explored the theme of water in modern African American history—from segregation to access, from restricted clubs to public bathhouses, pools, and beaches—to the present day. The topic has particular resonance to the artist’s work in the exhibition Derrick Adams: Buoyant, as well as during this time of civil unrest, and as many members of our community will directly experience the loss of recreational outlets this summer due to the pandemic. Dr. Jefferson discussed her new book, Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era, which features artwork by Derrick Adams on the cover, while Adams addressed the complexities of the Black lived experience in his art. The conversation was moderated by Hudson River Museum Director Masha Turchinsky.


Nybelwyck Hall: A Mega Miniature Virtual Tour
Miniaturist and gallerist Darren Scala from D. Thomas Fine Miniatures takes us on a virtual tour of Nybelwyck Hall, the extraordinary 24-room dollhouse built by Mark O’Banks that is housed in Glenview, the Hudson River Museum’s historic home.


Conversations Around Constellations: Frances Hynes’ Skyscapes
Take a virtual tour of Frances Hynes: Constellations with the artist, Frances Hynes, and HRM’s Manager of Planetarium and Science Programs, Marc Taylor. Hynes discusses her inspiration for these images, and Taylor places them within their celestial context through a virtual planetarium show.


Curator Tour from Home: Glenview’s Gilded Age Woodwork
The largest artwork at the Hudson River Museum is our historic home, Glenview. Its original interior woodwork is also one of the major projects created by renowned cabinetmaker Daniel Pabst. Glenview’s restored period rooms feature a grand staircase with a carved walnut sunflower banister and a sideboard featuring scenes from “Aesop’s Fables,” delicate floral details, and elegant brass hinges. Find out more about Daniel Pabst and his workshop in this virtual tour from home with Laura Vookles, Chair of the Museum’s Curatorial Department. How did this German-born Philadelphian come to work in Yonkers? How does his art reflect the height of decorative design during a period often called the Aesthetic Movement, when integrated design approaches anticipated twentieth-century interiors?


Curator Tour from Home: Glenview and Gilded Age Women’s Fashion
Historic costume is a great lens for understanding the past because we can so tangibly imagine its connection with the clothing we wear. Watch this virtual tour with Laura Vookles, Chair of the Curatorial Department at the Hudson River Museum, and learn how women’s fashion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries morphed from bustles to hourglass silhouettes. By the end of our historic home of Glenview’s era as a residence, women would finally be freed from their corsets.


Curator Tour from Home: The Mystery of Glenview’s Flowers
Did you miss our live event on Sunday, April 26? Watch a recording of the tour led by Laura Vookles, Chair of the Curatorial Department, and learn all about the beautiful flowers stenciled throughout our historic home, Glenview.


Derrick Adams & Mickalene Thomas Interview for Derrick Adams: Buoyant
If you didn’t get to see Derrick Adams: Buoyant in person yet, or even if you did, now’s a great time to watch this video of a conversation between Derrick Adams and Mickalene Thomas, internationally renowned artists and longtime friends, who speak about the their inspiration and the power of “Black radical aesthetic joy.” You can also read their full conversation in the exhibition catalog, which is available for purchase.


SC Hudson River Museum
The Hudson River Museum recently teamed up with Second Canvas to create SC Hudson River Museum, a free app that allows you to experience 10 works from our collection like never before. Explore incredible details and discover stories hidden within the artworks by using scModule’s super high-resolution zoom and unique storytelling features.
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Tour Glenview in 360˚
Stroll through the period rooms of our historic home Glenview.
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Highlights of Glenview
Read more about Glenview’s period rooms, which reflect the lifestyle of its former residents, the Trevor family, and feature fine woodworking, furnishings, decorative objects, paintings, and sculptures.
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