Hudson River Museum Wins Two Best of Westchester Awards
For the third year in a row, the Hudson River Museum proudly announces that it has been selected as a top Readers’ Pick in Westchester Magazine’s Best of Westchester 2020. For the second year in a row, our Gilded Age home Glenview was again voted Best Historic Site. And for the first time, the Museum’s HRM After Dark has been named Best Nonprofit Event in the Fun & Leisure category. The 20th annual Best of Westchester celebrates 111 Editors’ and 261 Readers’ Picks, the latter resulting from more than 38,000 ballots submitted from December to January.
“The HRM is thrilled to once again be named a Best of Westchester winner,” says Masha Turchinsky, Director and CEO. “We are always listening to our audiences, and being named Best Nonprofit Event and Best Historic Site demonstrates that the changes we are making—whether it’s bringing history to life through immersive experiences, or recognizing the roles of our community in making the HRM a vibrant place—is moving the needle. We share this honor with our amazing public.”
Glenview is an 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. With woodwork designed by master craftsman Daniel Pabst, Glenview is known for embodying simpler geometric and floral designs favored by English tastemaker Charles Locke Eastlake and other proponents of the Aesthetic Movement. The HRM hosts programming in Glenview year-round, including creative interventions with contemporary artists, bestselling author talks, thematic tours on topics such as Victorian fashion, and innovative theatrical performances. Every winter our historic home is festively decorated for the holidays, including a bespoke lush tablescape in the Dining Room.
HRM After Dark is an after-hours event series geared toward a youthful attitude that celebrates art, music, and science. The events include DJs and dancing, artists’ tours, planetarium shows, and other personalized experiences such as tarot-card reading, scavenger hunts, and more. Each event has a theme such as Gilded Age Masquerade, Party on the Moon, and Gilded Age Glamour, presented by the engaged members of the HRM Contemporaries Council. The event series was sponsored by Simone Development Companies and Westchester Magazine. This year, additional support was also provided by Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, Beyond Costumes, Fortina, IntoxiKate, Thompson’s Cider Mill, Yonkers Brewing Company, and Villa Pozzi Wines.
In 2019, the HRM was named Best Tourist Attraction and Best Place for a Date Night (Other Than a Restaurant); and in 2018, the Museum was named Best Place for a Date Night (Other Than a Restaurant), Best Art Gallery, and Best Historic Site (for Glenview Mansion).
The Museum is actively working on plans to imminently reopen this July in compliance with CDC and New York State phased guidelines. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Museum as soon as it’s safe to do so. In the meantime, we’re offering a dynamic series of virtual events and activities as part of our Museum From Home initiative, many of them inspired by our current exhibitions.
- Derrick Adams: Buoyant (Extended through August 23, 2020)
- Derrick Adams: We Came to Party and Plan (Extended through October 18, 2020)
- Collection Spotlight: Derrick Adams Selects (Extended through October 18, 2020)
- Self in the City: Highlights From the Collections of the HRM and Art Bridges (Through August 9, 2020)
- Frances Hynes: Constellations (Through January 10, 2021)
Upcoming Programs Include:
- Nybelwyck Hall: A Mega Miniature Virtual Tour
- Collaging Our Everyday: LIVE Art Workshop with Tijay Mohammed
- Author Talk: Gretchen Sorin on Sojourns in the American City
- Curator Tour from Home: Derrick Adams Selects
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About the Hudson River Museum
The Hudson River Museum is a preeminent cultural institution in Westchester County and the New York metropolitan area. Situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, New York, the HRM is a place where diverse communities come together and experience the power of art, science, and history.
The Museum offers engaging experiences for every age and interest, with an ever-growing collection of American art; dynamic exhibitions that range from notable nineteenth-century paintings to contemporary art installations; Glenview, an 1877 house on the National Register of Historic Places; a state-of-the-art Planetarium; an environmental teaching gallery, Hudson Riverama; and an outdoor Amphitheater. Accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM), the Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting these multidisciplinary offerings, which are complemented by an array of public programs that encourage creative expression, collaboration, and artistic and scientific discovery.