Hudson River Museum Wins Three Best of Westchester Awards
YONKERS, NY, June 27, 2022 — For the fifth consecutive year, the Hudson River Museum is proud to announce that we have won three Best of Westchester 2022 awards: Best Historic Site, Best Art Gallery, and Best Tourist Attraction. Best of Westchester is Westchester Magazine’s annual survey of the best that Westchester has to offer, from food and drink, beauty and shopping, to fun and leisure.
The Best Historic Site award was for Glenview historic home, the Museum’s 1877 Gilded Age home on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built by financier John Bond Trevor for his family and designed by architect Charles W. Clinton. The home is considered one of the most important American interiors of the era open to the public, and it has six fully restored period rooms, which are full of fine furnishings, decorative objects, paintings, and sculptures. Glenview is featured in the hit HBO series The Gilded Age as the home of real-life socialite Mrs. Astor.
The HRM was also voted Best Art Gallery and Best Tourist Attraction for the second year in a row. Two new exhibitions opened on June 17: Order / Reorder: Experiments with Collections, which explores new approaches to looking at American art that reconsider past and present expressions of American identity; and Federico Uribe: Plastic Reef, a vibrant and immersive installation depicting a coral reef filled with creatures, including sea anemones, mussels, and “swimming” fish—all created from upcycled plastic. Also on view is Cycles of Nature: Highlights from the Collections of the HRM & Art Bridges; Collection Spotlight: Women Photographers; and Collection Spotlight: The Art of Skywatching.
“We are thrilled to once again be named a Best of Westchester winner,” says Masha Turchinsky, Director and CEO. “Our audiences are what make this museum a dynamic destination, so the fact that the public voted us Best Historic Site, Best Tourist Attraction, and Best Art Gallery is extremely gratifying. We share these awards with all our supporters, members, and visitors.”
In addition to our summer exhibitions, we are excited for the start of our Summer Amphitheater Series, with FREE performances every Friday and Saturday evening from July 8–August 19, 8pm. Plus, join us for Summer Fridays with pay-what-you-wish Friday evenings, July 15–August 19, 5–7pm. Visitors can experience the exhibitions currently on view, attend a free planetarium show at 6pm, and enjoy the outdoor courtyard with games for all ages. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase.
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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.
Hours and Admission: Hudson River Museum is open Thursday–Sunday, 12–5pm. Summer Fridays! Pay-what-you-wish admission every Friday evening, 5–7pm, from July 15 through August 19. Masks are required for all visitors ages two and older. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended, but not required. Learn more and purchase tickets at hrm.org/visit.
General Admission: Adults $10; Youth (3–18) $6; Seniors (62+) $7; Students (with valid ID) $7; Veterans $7; Children (under 3) FREE; Members FREE; Museums for All* $2, *SNAP/EBT card with photo ID (up to 4 people). Planetarium tickets: Adults $6; Youth (3–18) $4; Seniors (62+) $5; Students (with valid ID) $5; Veterans $5; Children (under 3) Free. Glenview tours: Adults $6; Youth (3–18) $4; Seniors (62+) $5; Students (with valid ID) $5; Veterans $5; 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.
The Museum is committed to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of the landscape of the Hudson River Valley, and from its place on the banks of the Hudson, looking over the Palisades, it is perfectly situated to tell the stories of Yonkers, Westchester, and its surrounding communities over the last 150 years from the Gilded Age, through today. In addition to the permanent collection and displays, HRM mounts 3 to 4 special exhibitions a year, each with specifically related programming for schools, educators, and all segments of the public, planned, conceived and realized by collaboration between the education and curatorial staff.