Hudson River Museum to Launch Online Benefit Auction of Contemporary Art

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YONKERS, NY, November 24, 2021 — Hudson River Museum is excited to announce Hudson River Museum: Benefit Auction 2021, an online contemporary art auction presented in partnership with Artsy. The auction will feature works donated by more than 50 acclaimed contemporary artists—including Valerie Hegarty, Renée Stout, Stefan Sagmeister, Fred Tomaselli, and more—who support the HRM’s mission to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, and history. The auction will be open for bidding from November 29–December 13, 2021. Proceeds will benefit the Museum’s education and engagement programs for all ages, exhibitions, and work in our community. Bids can be made online at starting Monday, November 29 at 12pm, through December 13 at 5pm.

Masha Turchinsky, HRM’s Director and CEO, stated: “We’re thrilled to take our benefit art auction to the next level in a new partnership with Artsy and to offer a wide range of one-of-a-kind works and limited-run multiples by renowned artists whose work resonates deeply with the issues of our times. This year’s auction offers something for everyone looking to take part and find a work that speaks to them, while supporting our museum and community.”

The online auction format on will provide emerging and experienced collectors the opportunity to bid on works by acclaimed contemporary American artists while supporting the Museum’s mission and programs. Paul Laster, an independent curator, artist, and journalist, is working with the museum as a strategic partner in this endeavor to reach artists through his extensive network.

“Inspired by the Hudson River Museum’s distinguished history and diverse programming, a great group of contemporary artists have donated artworks in a variety of media to support the museum’s mission and to help it develop,” Laster shared. “Through the acquisition of the wonderful works in this benefit auction, collectors have the opportunity to play a vital role by ensuring that the mission of the museum is strengthened, while securing dynamic pieces that are certain to enrich their own evolving collections.”

Artists include: Emil Alzamora, Reed Anderson, Elise Ansel, Christina Bothwell, Jude Broughan, Nanette Carter, Saint Clair Cemin, Kate Clark, Joe Coleman, Elisabeth Condon, Susan Patricia Cooper, Lisa Corinne Davis, Marc Dennis, Jennifer Deppe Parker, Kevin Ford, Chie Fueki, Borinquen Gallo, Daniel Giordano, Anthony Goicolea, Angelina Gualdoni, Richard Haas, Adam Handler, Ellen Harvey, Julie Heffernan, Valerie Hegarty, Eric Hibit, Christine Hiebert, Amy Hill, Valerie Hird, David Humphrey, Maira Kalman, Steve Keister, Jenny Kemp, Janelle Lynch, Rebecca Morgan, Donna Moylan, Portia Munson, Sylvia Naimark, Jim Napierala, John Newsom, Jamel Robinson, Stefan Sagmeister, Katia Santibañez, Guy Richards Smit, Shinique Smith, Erika Somogyi, Buzz Spector, Renée Stout, Fred Tomaselli, Suzanne Unrein, Robert Zakanitch, and Nola Zirin.

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Image: Renée Stout. Marie Laveau, 2010. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist.

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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’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 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.

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