Hudson River Museum Launches New Digital Initiative: Museum from Home
YONKERS, NY, April 2, 2020 — The Hudson River Museum has launched an exciting new digital initiative, Museum from Home, for its audiences to virtually experience all the HRM has to offer. Joining other museums across the United States and abroad, the Museum will be featuring new content including engaging videos, hands-on art and science activities, lesson plans for parents and teachers, and new ways to participate and explore our exhibitions and collection. These virtual experiences will be available on the Museum’s website and shared through its social media channels using the hashtag #MuseumFromHome.
There will be a variety of recorded programs and workshops available, with new content being added each week in the categories of: Art Projects, Science Projects, Awesome Astronomy, Storytime, Teaching Resources, and HRM Collections & Exhibitions. In addition, there will be live-streamed programs, including virtual tours with curators, workshops with artists, conversations and Q&A with experts on timely topics, and community-curated exhibitions and playlists.
For children and families, there will be a wide selection of art and science projects with easy-to-follow printable guides and/or video tutorials on how to create fun projects using materials from around your home. Parents and teachers can download more in-depth lesson plans that enable students in early elementary through high school to explore the themes of exhibitions and works of art in our collection through thoughtful looking, questioning, discussion, and hands-on activities. Our youngest audiences will enjoy HRM Storytime videos—in English and Spanish—featuring books read out loud by our educators.
Stargazers of all ages will learn about what’s happening in the night sky with weekly Awesome Astronomy videos featuring Marc Taylor, HRM’s Manager of Planetarium and Science Programs, with whom you’ll be able to chat live every week, sharing your observations, questions, and at-home projects.
The HRM Collections & Exhibitions section offers new ways to dive in and discover the Museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions, past and present. Current offerings include Derrick Adams: Buoyant, with work by acclaimed multidisciplinary artist who depicts a world where Black joy, love, and leisure play central roles; Frances Hynes: Constellations, an evocative collection of abstract pastel skyscapes; and Self in the City, an exploration of the paradoxes of urban life that features works by artists including Archibald Motley, Jr., Barbara Morgan, and Jacob Lawrence.
Other highlights include a variety of online exhibitions on Google Arts & Culture; a special SC Hudson River Museum app, which allows users to experience ten works from the collection using super high-resolution zoom and unique storytelling features; and other social media initiatives like #HRMStaffFavorites and #ShowUsYourSketches.
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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.
The Hudson River Museum’s general operations are supported in part by Westchester County, the City of Yonkers, the Yonkers Board of Education, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Westchester Delegation of the New York State Assembly and Senate.