Hudson River Museum Awarded $200,000 Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Art Museum Futures Fund
HRM Joins 13 Museums Across the Country in Emergency COVID-19 Grants
YONKERS, NY, December 16, 2020 — Hudson River Museum is honored to announce an award of $200,000 in operating support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the nation’s largest funder of the arts and humanities. This support of the HRM comes from Mellon’s Art Museum Futures Fund, a COVID-19 relief initiative created to help sustain art and cultural institutions with immediate funding as they adapt to unprecedented financial obstacles posed by the global pandemic. The goal of the fund is to recognize visionary leadership, distinctive collections, and commitment to community, as well as historically overlooked artists and histories.
“We are profoundly grateful to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and honored to be in the company of such fine museums across the country,” said Masha Turchinsky, Director and CEO. “This major support comes at a time of tremendous need for the HRM and allows us to continue to serve our audiences and fulfill our mission to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, and history. It’s also a recognition from the Mellon Foundation of the vital function the Museum proudly serves within our community.”
This is the Art Museums Futures Fund’s second round of grants, and was distributed to 14 small-sized art museums with strong and long-standing commitments to the local community and social justice. In addition to the Hudson River Museum, the museums are: Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME; Art Museum and Visual Arts Program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA; El Paso Museum of Art, TX; Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI; Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York, NY; Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX; New Britain Museum of American Art, CT; New Orleans African American Museum, LA; Riverside Art Museum, CA; San José Museum of Art, CA; and Tucson Museum of Art, AZ. Read the Foundation’s announcement.
Founded in 1969, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is the nation’s largest private funder of the arts, and the humanities in higher education. The Foundation launched the Art Museum Futures Fund in September 2020 with the distribution of nearly $27 million to small and mid-sized arts museums and cultural organizations across the country facing unprecedented financial obstacles as a result of the pandemic.
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.