Hudson River Museum Wins Three Best of Westchester Awards
For the fifth consecutive year, the Hudson River Museum is proud to announce that we have won three Best of Westchester 2022 awards: Best Historic Site, Best Art Gallery, and Best Tourist Attraction. Best of Westchester is Westchester Magazine’s annual survey of the best that Westchester has to offer, from food and drink, beauty and shopping, to fun and leisure.
The Best Historic Site award was for Glenview historic home, the Museum’s 1877 Gilded Age home on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built by financier John Bond Trevor for his family and designed by architect Charles W. Clinton. The home is considered one of the most important American interiors of the era open to the public, and it has six fully restored period rooms, which are full of fine furnishings, decorative objects, paintings, and sculptures. Glenview is featured in the hit HBO series The Gilded Age as the home of real-life socialite Mrs. Astor.
The HRM was also voted Best Art Gallery and Best Tourist Attraction for the second year in a row. Two new exhibitions opened on June 17: Order / Reorder: Experiments with Collections, which explores new approaches to looking at American art that reconsider past and present expressions of American identity; and Federico Uribe: Plastic Reef, a vibrant and immersive installation depicting a coral reef filled with creatures, including sea anemones, mussels, and “swimming” fish—all created from upcycled plastic. Also on view is Cycles of Nature: Highlights from the Collections of the HRM & Art Bridges; Collection Spotlight: Women Photographers; and Collection Spotlight: The Art of Skywatching.
“We are thrilled to once again be named a Best of Westchester winner,” says Masha Turchinsky, Director and CEO. “Our audiences are what make this museum a dynamic destination, so the fact that the public voted us Best Historic Site, Best Tourist Attraction, and Best Art Gallery is extremely gratifying. We share these awards with all our supporters, members, and visitors.”
In addition to our summer exhibitions, we are excited for the start of our Summer Amphitheater Series, with FREE performances every Friday and Saturday evening from July 8–August 19, 8pm. Plus, join us for Summer Fridays with pay-what-you-wish Friday evenings, July 15–August 19, 5–7pm. Visitors can experience the exhibitions currently on view, attend a free planetarium show at 6pm, and enjoy the outdoor courtyard with games for all ages. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase.