Hudson River Museum to Host Gilded Splendor Annual Gala on Thursday, June 13

The Hudson River Museum is excited to announce it will be hosting Gilded Splendor: A Hudson River Museum Gala on Thursday, June 13, 2024, 6pm, the Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year. This year’s event will honor three outstanding honorees: NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester; Janet T. Langsam, CEO ArtsWestchester; and Julia Santos Solomon, artist and community convener, and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Museum’s stewardship of Glenview, our beautiful Gilded Age historic home on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Gala is co chaired by HRM Trustees Debra A. Blair, Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson, Robin Liebowitz, and Christina O’Neill. The evening will include a cocktail hour and seated dinner catered by Sterling Affair, in our newly reopened ballroom, the Hudson Room, and the River Terrace, with live music performances from The Westchester Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

The event will also include live and silent auctions; the silent auction will be available onsite and at onecau.se/hrmauction May 30 through June 13. All proceeds will benefit the HRM’s mission and educational programs. To purchase tickets and journal ads, visit hrm.org/gala.

The Museum recognizes NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester for their commitment to providing high-quality health care in Westchester and for their support of the HRM’s award-winning Junior Docent Program. Their 288-bed facility is home to a cancer center, maternity center, breast health center, two cardiac catheterization labs, and a state-designated Stroke Center. They provide advanced services such as minimally invasive surgery, state-of-the-art orthopedic care, and access to clinical trials. Paul J. Dunphey, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, NYP Allen and NYP Westchester, will be accepting the honor.

The HRM is honoring Janet T. Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester, for being a tireless champion of the arts throughout Westchester County. ArtsWestchester financially and promotionally supports all of the arts in Westchester County through government, corporate, and institutional partnerships. During her 33-year tenure, Langsam, an artist and journalist, has helped grow the organization from a $1 million to a nearly $7 million agency and has made the arts more visible, diverse, and accessible for Westchester County residents. As CEO, Langsam advocates for funding, supports local artists and cultural organizations, champions the county’s arts community and reports on the economic impact of the arts.

The Museum proudly celebrates artist and HRM Trustee Julia Santos Solomon. Her body of work, which has been exhibited and collected nationally and abroad, speaks to the full range of life experiences coming out of the vibrant cultural heritage of the Caribbean. Born in the Dominican Republic, her vision has shaped generations of successful LatinX artists. Her work is in the Museum’s permanent collection, and she served as the Teaching Artist-in-Residence in 2020–21. Julia’s work was featured in the HRM exhibitions Women to the Fore; Matrix: Prints by Women Artists, 1960–1990; and Order / Reorder: Experiments with Collections. She has been a collaborator in the Museum’s professional development for teachers, including programming with art educators in the Yonkers Public Schools. Santos Solomon’s work appears in the Smithsonian American Art Archives and the City College Dominican Studies Archives.

Image: Adelheid Dietrich (German, 1827–1891). Spring Bouquet (detail), 1874. Oil on canvas mounted to Masonite. Collection of the Hudson River Museum. Gift of Shelley and Felice Bergman, 2023 (2023.15.5). Photo: Steven Paneccasio. On view in A Feast for the Eyes: Sumptuous Still Lifes.

 

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Jeana Wunderlich
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Samantha Hoover
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The Hudson River Museum is a preeminent cultural institution in Westchester County and the New York metropolitan area. The Museum is situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, New York, with a mission to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, and history.

The HRM offers engaging experiences for every age and interest, with an ever-evolving collection of American art and dynamic exhibitions that range from notable nineteenth-century paintings to contemporary art installations. The campus, which recently expanded to include a West Wing with exhibition galleries and sweeping views of the Hudson River, features 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. 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 Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM), an honor awarded to only 3% of museums nationwide.

Hours and Admission: The Hudson River Museum is open to the public Wednesday–Friday, from 12–5pm, and Saturday–Sunday, from 11am–5pm. On Free First Fridays, the Museum is open and free of charge on the first Friday of the month, from 5–8pm. Learn more and purchase tickets at hrm.org/visit.

General Admission: Adults $13; Youth (3–18) $8; Seniors (65+) $9; Students (with valid ID) $9; Veterans $9; Children (under 3) FREE; Members FREE; Museums for All* $2, *SNAP/EBT card with photo ID (up to 4 people). Planetarium tickets: Adults $7; Youth (3–18) $5; Seniors (65+) $6; Students (with valid ID) $6; Veterans $6; Children (under 3) Free. Glenview tours: Adults $7; Youth (3–18) $5; Seniors (65+) $6; Students (with valid ID) $6; Veterans $6; Children (under 3) 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.