HRM Announces “Outside My Window: Students Reflect on Life During COVID-19” Virtual Exhibition
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Hudson River Museum is proud to announce Outside My Window: Students Reflect on Life During COVID-19, a virtual exhibition of images and words from K-12 school children through the New York Metro area and beyond. These children submitted outstanding art works about their unique perspectives on life spent inside the confines of their homes during the pandemic. The exhibition launches today on hrm.org/outsidemywindow, commemorating the one-year anniversary of when much of the world went into lockdown.
In May 2020, the Hudson River Museum invited teachers and students to submit images or writing that reflected this new reality: what they could see outside their window. We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response from students near and far. We received work from 93 young artists, representing every grade from Pre-K through Grade 12, from 11 schools: César E. Chávez School, Yonkers, NY; Community Health Academy of the Heights, Washington Heights, NY; George M. Davis Elementary School, New Rochelle, NY; Lincoln High School, Yonkers, NY; Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, Yonkers, NY; PEARLS Hawthorne School, Yonkers, NY; Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, NY; Siwanoy Elementary School, Pelham, NY; Yonkers Middle High School, Yonkers Public School 21, and Instituto EuroAmericano Humanitas, Oaxaca, Mexico. The virtual exhibition presents all of these submissions, organized by grade.
“We’re honored to present the work of student artists who despite facing unprecedented challenges, provided a moving chronicle of history as it unfolded,” says Masha Turchinsky, Director and CEO of the Hudson River Museum. “Together, these images and writings chronicle the historic time we have been living, and creatively and beautifully express their individual experiences and our common humanity.”
Tiffany MacKnight, Visual Art Teacher, Community Health Academy of the Heights, stated: “We were so happy to participate in this opportunity the museum hosted, which allowed kids to make and showcase art during the quarantine with limited supply access. They were able to connect to their community and visually help contribute to the stay-at-home order. The arts are essential, and provide an opportunity for students to express themselves, now more than ever.”
We dedicate this virtual exhibition to all those we lost in the past year. May their memory continue to inspire the next generation.
Support provided by Art Bridges.
Special thanks to Viridiana Garcia Choy, HRM’s Manager, Youth and Family Programs; Camille Knop, Design and Content Manager; Jen McCaffery, Marketing and Communications Manager; HRM Junior Docents; and Sarah Lawrence College interns Emma Oppenheimer and Lillian Pettigrew.
Image: Image: Michael, Grade 2, César E. Chávez School.
Hudson River Museum (hrm.org) 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’s mission is to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, and history.
The Museum offers engaging experiences for nearly 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; 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.
Hours and Admission: Hudson River Museum is open Thursday–Sunday, 12–5pm. Advanced tickets recommended: Timed-entry tickets and advance reservations are encouraged for admission to the Museum. We are strictly limiting capacity to 40 visitors at a time, and will be requiring visitors and staff to wear face masks, adhere to social-distancing guidelines, use hand sanitizer upon entry to the Museum, and follow a set, one-way route. Learn more about the new protocols and precautions and purchase tickets at hrm.org/visit. The Museum also offers a rich array of virtual experiences and resources at Museum from Home.
General Admission: Adults $8; Youth (3–18) $4; Seniors (62+) $5; Students (with valid ID) $5; Veterans $5; Children (under 3) FREE; Members FREE. The Museum is accessible by Metro-North (Hudson Line—Yonkers and Glenview stations), by Bee-Line Bus Route #1, by car, and by bike. Make your visit a One-Day Getaway, and buy a combined rail and admission discount ticket. Learn more about Metro-North Deals & Getaways.